Bago hosts opening of National Arts Month
BAGO City hosted the opening rites of the National Arts Month yesterday.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) led by Teddy Co, National Committee Chair on Cinema deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, Dr. Juliet Mallari, Rosanna Palm, Marilyn Gamboa and Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo led the opening rites held at the Balay ni Tan Juan.
The NCCA-BAGO City Organizing Committee has lined up workshops on baybayin, calligraphy, photography, and upcycling art, alongside booths featuring hablon and banig weaving, face painting, mask making and henna tattooing, will ensue within the city coliseum and surrounding areas.
There will also be performances on spoken word poetry and dance alongside features on Arts in public spaces.
Bago City’s famed heritage house, Balay ni Tan Juan Museum, shall host an exhibit featuring the works of artists from the Visayas region.
This year’s theme was “Paghabol: Weaving arts in the Visayas” set at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center.
Featured in the ceremonies are performances which will segue into the Sayaw Pinoy Visayas celebration with a number of notable dancers and dance groups joining.
As the Philippines’ leading government agency for arts and culture, the NCCA spearheads the celebration under the theme Ani ng Sining and is conceptualized under the aegis of NCCA’S Subcommission on the Arts (SCA).
The theme of the Arts Month emphasizes the richness of artistic endeavors in the Philippines and the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers.
The month-long Ani ng Sining will offer a wide array of events and activities aimed at celebrating a bountiful harvest of Philippine arts as well as inspiring Filipinos to immerse in and appreciate the diversity of cultural expressions, insights, and creativity.
For February, a plethora of activities such as exhibits, workshops, shows, concerts, lectures, tours and others happening in different parts of the country.*
THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts led by Teddy Co and National Committee Chair on cinema deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, along with Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo, during the opening rites held at the Balay ni Tan Juan in Bago City yesterday.