Photo by Liezl F. Dunuan
Pasakalye artists paint anger at the Baguio Creative Festival.
Pasakalye's group again does this, this time on the Baguio Creative Festival's media coverage on November 10th at Dominican Hill. This group of artists presented their painting power at the spot painting event from 10am to 12pm.
While the media guests got a tour of art installations on Dominican Hill, 16 top local artists completed their pictures within two hours. The event was part of the EntaCool Baguio 2018 opening day, otherwise known as the Baguio Creative Festival.
Pasakalye artists show how it is done
Pasakalye is a group of local artists known for the street art festival that is usually conducted during the weekend. Through the leadership of Maricar Docyogen, a local businessman and owner of Bookesa, bookstore collection, the group was founded in 2016. The group's aim is to promote the work of local artists.
Since then, group members have made several art exhibits and events, including spot painting and pencil drawing sessions.
This year's presentation of Baguio Creative Festival was attended by the following artists: Fredi Agunoy, Ged Alangui, Julian Almirol, Roland Bay, Roni Cabilla, Buddy Cabrera, Mario Calub, Joseph Domirez Jr., Eric Egualada, Resty Lopez, Wigan Warren Nauyac, Gilbert Rafer, Tor Sagud, Arcely Talicuad, Willie Teves and Jonathan Villabos.
Support to the private sector for art
Like most of the creative events during the festival, private sector support is instrumental in setting up on-site painting. The local paint manufacturer, Davies Paints Philippines, gave Pasakalye painters' paintings.
Ms. Kath Mendiola of Davies Paints mentioned that they had long supported art initiatives in Cordilleras. It all started with the Stobo project in La Trinidad. Following are their support for installing Maele Jose Tinatik in 2017. They also actively support the Brigade Eskwel's initiative of the Ministry of Education.
Mrs. Mendiola says they are excited and very happy to be among the sponsors of the Baguio Creative Festival. Baguio has long been known for its artists, so they believe that such a festival will certainly flourish so much creativity in the city.
For more information about the festival, visit the Creative Baguio website.