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‘Art meets history’ in Dagupan’s Anakbanwa exhibition – Manila Bulletin


DAGUPAN CITY – After the two-year renovation of the building where General Douglas MacArthur stayed during the liberation of the island of Luzon in 1945, modern and contemporary masterpieces by various artists are now on display at the historic site of the art exhibition “Anakbanwa”. , which officially opened on Friday, December 10.

The representative of the fourth district of Pangasinan, Christopher de Venecia, launched in October 2021 the Anakbanwa artistic residency project in which three artists from Luzon, namely: Razel Mari, Corinne from San Jose and Marco Ortega were allowed to immerse themselves and to interact with the local community, the environment and to create inspired works. through their meetings.

Deputy Speaker of the House Loren Legarda (left) and former Pangasinan Fourth District MP Gina de Venecia lead the ribbon cutting of the Anakbanwa art exhibition at the historic home of General Douglas MacArthur in Dagupan City on Friday, December 10. The exhibition will run until January 31. , 2022. (Photo courtesy of Alexander James Navarro / Manila Bulletin)

“Culture is our most strategic comparative advantage, and creativity is our supreme renewable resource and our greatest value as Filipinos,” he said.

The Anakbanwa art exhibition will run until January 31, 2022.

It also features artwork from other Pangasinan-based artists and artwork from K-12 learners who attended workshops at the renowned creation center, The SPOT.

The exhibition is open to scheduled visits from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Walk-ins can be accommodated on Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed to visit the exhibition.

Entrance is free for Kindergarten to Grade 12 learners, subject to presentation of their valid student ID. Adults can view the exhibit for PHP 50 and disabled and elderly people can view PHP 40.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards capital and maintenance spending at West Central Elementary School.

To book a tour, log on to http://bit.ly/Anakbanwa.