Every artist has a place, says Bacolod artist Kyle Jocson of the Association of Negros Artists (ANA). For Women’s Month 2020, ANA has teamed up with the Photographers of Negros Group (PNG) for a joint Boudoir Art and Photo Exhibit. It will run until March 27 at the Maya Art Space of Tippy’s Bistro.
Joint Boudoir Art and Photo Exhibit
February and March also mean two consecutive celebrations. These are the Arts Month and subsequently, the Women’s Month. So the two groups decided to join forces and celebrate these two events in a side-by-side exhibition.
Boudoir Art and Photo Exhibit opened on February 28 and will run for a month. It is ANA and PNG’s joint contribution to celebrate art and women empowerment in a no-holds-barred exhibition.
For the Boudoir Art and Photo Exhibit, two young ladies modeled for a revealing photo shoot with the PNG members. Each photographer picked a photo that a corresponding Bacolod artist will render by hand. The artists were allowed to pick their medium.
The shots came in color and black and white prints. Meanwhile, the artists had free reign on their interpretation of the photos, while all the while keeping power and femininity in mind.
The finished prints and the artworks were then presented side by side at the gallery.
Love Your Body
In all their works, the artists would like to tell women that they are beautiful, no matter their color or form. They encourage the female of the species to embrace their strengths as well as their imperfections.
“No matter how busy we are, we should take care of our face, bodies, and spirit,” says photographer Kristine Tirante.
Many women nowadays work from home and more often than not, they forget to take care of their bodies. The exhibit would also like to raise awareness about self-love and care.
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The core message is: Everyone is beautiful.
Meanwhile, part of the exhibit was a talk on HIV awareness. It was given by Roberto Figuracion Jr. of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter.
Representatives of the Bagani Community Center of Bacolod City headed by founder Butch Lavaro were also present.
Participating Bacolod Photographers (PNG Members )
- Kristine J. Tirante
- Jack Palermo
- Allen John Jamito
- Joshua Glenn Bagaforo
- Dominique Matus
- Patrick Sy
Contributing Bacolod Artists
- Kyle Jocson
- Maria Isabel Destacamento
- Sherwynn Cadianza
- Tatiana Pingcas
- Olivia Torres
- Alfred Esparcia
- Kjames Kandt
- Nelreyzel Mesayra
- Carlo Saludar
- Tiffany Alteza Untal
- Julius Añasca
- A.R. Alvior
- Wen Quilisadio
- Brenda Tenk
- Jose Luis Gutierrez
- Joan Honoridez
Some of the Bacolod artists who are members of ANA have been responsible for the Instagrammable walls we see around Bacolod City.
Read more about their work: Association of Negros Artists: Instagrammable Bacolod One Wall at a Time
Meanwhile, here are the beautiful young ladies who dared to be the muses for this exhibit.
- Hanslyn Weber
- Symel Jane Cejalvo
Other Bacolod Art Stories
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- ArtWalk at The Negros Museum is Now Open
- Bacolod Artist Beto Tiano Embarks on New Path
- Getting Inked: Top Tattoo Artists in Bacolod
- Bacolod Master Artist RODNEY MARTINEZ Shares Art, Passion, and Life
- Havana 20|20: Comeback Exhibit of Talisay Photographer Bo Villanueva
- Bacolod Stage Plays by The PerfLab this September