Art is alive.
It is ever-flowing, like the blood that sustains society through its many forms. It not only enriches Filipino culture, it also maintains our mental health.
Did you know that art is an amazing stress-reliever? All the more reason to support the artists who express themselves and share their vision with the world.
In support of our local art, I visited Fashion Interiors in Makati City on 2 October for an intimate event, “Floriss: A Contemporary Art Exhibit.”
It was curated by a friend, Michaela Pfeiffer, who has hosted almost a dozen up-and-coming local artists by giving them a space to showcase their works.
A part of the event’s proceeds was donated to Nurture The Children Foundation Pampanga Inc.
It was fun to mingle with creative people. I came in wearable art as well: A bright pink number with floral detailing by none other than my favorite, Dobie Aranda.
The esteemed guests, including writers, critics and executives, had a grand time with live music, cocktails and great company.
I got to know the youngbloods of our local art scene. The show, a wide range of contemporary works showed the artists’ excellent grasp of multiple mediums. From sculpture to paintings, everything was a feast for the eyes.
I also got a bonus treat as one of the artists, Jun Tuplano, hosted a live sketching session and made a portrait for me. I loved it so much, it’s now up on my wall.
Another highlight of the event was a raffle, where the grand-prize winners got business class tickets to any destination courtesy of the ever-generous Etihad Airways.
It was an excellent evening, as all artworks got me feel excited about the future of Filipino art — heartfelt, refined and always pushing boundaries.
What a lovely way to start October and end my quarantine blues!
I invite fellow collectors and enthusiasts: Visit and experience “Floriss,” which runs till 30 October at 2307 Chino Roces Avenue Makati City.
You can also schedule a private viewing. Contact details are on their Facebook page. Don’t forget your mask, face shield and vaccination cards so every art lover can enjoy the exhibit safely.