In line with the National Arts Month celebration, the Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) in partnership with Babayi Arts Group, Bacolod AI Artists Association and the Bacolod City Public Library will hold an art exhibit titled “Galing ng Sining” on February 20-28, 2023 at the second floor of the Bacolod City Public Library, Araneta-Hernaez Sts., Bacolod City.
Opening ceremony will be on February 20, 5pm featuring the works of 24 artists namely, Jay Francis Acuña, Serah Grace Arcolas, Daniel Bayles, Elijah Bayles, Jasper Bayles, Karen Bayles, Miriam Bayles, Kristine Yvonne Begonia, Jonna Capulan, Ellen Carmona-Kochoa, Edzille Champlon, Eric Dima-ala, Vesper Dumancas, Azel Faith Guevarra, Arnilo Nabos, Amy Ong, Joyce Pertez, Leah Remolado, Bernadette Panizales, Chrysee Samillano, Karlota Sumugat, Aia Celina de Tablan, Agustin Tragico and Mariz Praise Villamor.
Promulgated by then President Corazon Aquino in 1991, Presidential Proclamation No. 683 declares February of every year as National Arts Month to celebrate artistic excellence and pay tribute to the uniqueness and diversity of the Filipino heritage and culture.
This year’s theme “ANI NG SINING, BUNGA NG GALING” aims to immerse Filipinos in diverse cultural expressions and celebrate the bountiful harvest from the Filipino imagination.
The theme “galing” refers to excellence in the arts as both a source of bounty despite challenging times, and a product of the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers. In celebrating National Arts Month in 2023, “galing” alludes to artistic excellence as well as underscoring the capacity of the arts to heal, rebuild, and restore in a post-pandemic setting.*