Enjoy a Feast of the Senses at Ortigas Art Festival 2021 in Estancia Mall

Everything will be ok soon. It’s a matter of learning to battle and cope up with the “challenging” phases of life.

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures…And what better way to recharge our minds and spirits? See the beauty of life through the different forms of Arts!

Commending Ortigas Malls for bringing Arts closer to everyone, it is hosting an Art Exhibit which opened yesterday, Feb 24 and will run until March 31, 2021 at the G/F East Wing of Estancia Mall, Pasig City.  Admission is FREE!

The Exhibit opening  was headed by FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino-Seguerra, Mr. Jimmy Ysmael, Mr. Ranato Habulan, Mr. Franz Lopez, Ms. Helen Mirasol and Arch.  Renee Bacani, among others.  

Mr. Jimmy Ysmael, President & CEO of Ortigas Land, welcomes everyone to the Art Festival 2021
“It is also our joy to continue providing enriching experiences such as the Ortigas Art Festival”

Mr. Renato Habulan,  Art Festival Exhibit Head
“Agos.studio joined the Ortigas Arts Festival because of our shared vision that

Usec Liza Dino Seguerra,  Chairperson of  Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)
“with the government’s directive to really amplify and elevate and give support to the creative industries, events like this will really empower our artists and film-makers”

Franz Lopez  of Born in Film
“Photography goes beyond just simply pressing that shutter and hoping for the best”

Ms. Helen Mirasol, Ortigas Arts Festival Consultant
“This Festival is a product of Passion, the passion that resides in the hearts of all participating artists”

Now on its 4th year, the annual Ortigas Art Festival was first launched in 2018 with the vision of making art accessible to everyone.  With the success of its first run which featured over 60 local artists from well-renowned groups, Ortigas Malls continued to pursue its goal of uplifting the art community and democratizing art by making the Ortigas Art Festival an annual celebration. In 2019, the festival’s roster grew to over 130 artists from all over the Philippines and then grew even bigger with over 200 artists including international artists from Southeast Asia in 2020.

“We at Ortigas Malls have always supported the art community. Through the Ortigas Art Festival, we are able to bring together hundreds of talented local and even international artists and provide them a platformto express their craft and inspire people from all walks of life” says Architect Renee Bacani, Ortigas Malls Vice President. “The theme of this year’s Ortigas Art Festival aligns with Ortigas Malls’ Enjoy Everyday campaign, which promotes the importance of making every day enjoyable and seizing every opportunity, despite the many challenges that life may bring.” Bacani added.

The fourth installment of the Ortigas Art Festival has ventured out to film this year from the previous year’s photography, paintings, and sculptures exhibits.  Exhibit head Renato Habulan, a multi-awarded Filipino artist, and Ortigas Malls promise a hybrid festival with on-ground and virtual activities to keep all kinds of art lovers engaged.

“Art is an important part of society, it is a food to the soul. As long as the community continues to remain dedicated to pursuing the craft and enthusiasts continue to support, the art industry will thrive.” He says.

In these challenging times, Habulan says collaboration and innovation among artists remain foremost priorities. “We are grateful to continue this partnership with Ortigas Malls through the annual Ortigas Art Festival. Through activities like this, we are able to foster a sense of commonality among artists, encourage learning and push the industry together” adds Habulan.

Ortigas Malls and partnered artists of the Ortigas Art Festival have pulled all the stops to make the month-long festival as memorable and enriching as the previous years.

See the works and masterpieces from the likes of Agos.studio, Art Relief Mobile Kitchen, Born in Film, PhotoNation, Richard Buxani, Arnel Borja, La Maison D’ David Art Gallerie, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, and many others, from February 24, 2021 to March 31, 2021 at the G/F East Wing, Estancia at Capitol Commons, Pasig City

There would also be e-mentoring sessions from Agos.studio and Vertical Cinema Contest, sponsored by the Film Developing Council of the Philippines. Both are open to the public.

For more information about the event and online activities, check out the Ortigas Art Festival 2021’s Facebook page.

Post a Comment