Paete artists in one corner
After Sweet Home Angono, Paete is perhaps the most fascinating art town in the country because of its local creative folk whose craft has gone from their grandfathers to Gen Yers. And who knew they're also gifted in classical and modern techniques of painting? Say it's inevitable, but for a town more commonly known for its woodworks, it's fascinating to discover a multiplicity of talents in one corner of Luzon.
And to talk of corners (a pun in The Corrs lingo), the men and women of the Paete Artist Guild led by Angelo "Lito" Baldemor exhibit their recent works from Laguna all the way to Pasig City in a university's lovely lobby. There's no uniting artistic theme except that they all hail from a Laguna locale, and I mean, that already says a lot. These artists usually come from creative families who had nurtured their youngsters to grow up surrounded by brushes and chisels.
|A wall transformed for the Banhay Art Exhibit at UA&P for the National Arts Month.|
And who said this age's paintings should always be emotionally shocking and averse? We are some of the happiest citizens in the planet after all.
|Odette Cagandahan. Various paintings.|
|Tin Cagandahan. Black and White. mixed media|
|Tin Cagandahan. People and Places I. mixed media|
|Tin Cagandahan. Crucifix I. wood metal epoxy.|
Okay, so I just shot that halo into the photo, so don't think it's organically part of the work. Could've been providential.
|Felix "Kid" Baldemor. Santo Niño Palaboy. Narra wood|
|Nilo Valdecantos. Black and White and Life. oil on canvas|
|Benjamin Dailo. Mag-ina.|
|A Moses by Lamberto Baldemor.|