Tam-awan @ 20: The Art Exhibit Celebrating Filipino Culture Opens its Final Leg at the Bellevue Manila

  • July 12, 2018

Tam-awan Village, the heritage site built to preserve indigenous customs of the Philippines is celebrating its 20th anniversary, through Tam-awan @ 20, an art exhibit paying homage to local culture. Founded by Chanum Foundation, Inc. the Tam-awan village resembles a traditional Cordillera Village, filling the space with houses from Banga-an, Ifugao. Through the Chanum Foundation Inc.’s leadership, and the brilliant minds of Mr. Chit Asignacion, National Artist Bencab, Solar Artists Jordan Mang-osan, Atty. Nestor Mondok, Ms. Anne Camdas-Michael and Mr. Jackson Bryan III, Tam-awan village has flourished over the years. The tourist spot known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines became first-ever Philippine city to be named a UNESCO Creative Cities Network under the crafts and folk art category. It received its honors in 2017.

Now on its 20th year, over a hundred local artists have come together to showcase their work and skills through a grand art gala. Tam-awan @ 20: Celebrating Two Decades of Unwavering Passion for Culture and the Arts “aspires not only to pay tribute to our local talents, but also to give audiences and art enthusiasts alike, an exceptional viewing pleasure and holistic immersion in Philippine culture”, shared the Bellevue Manila in a statement. The premiere hotel is hosting the final leg of the traveling art exhibit in their main wing’s lobby.

Opening first at the Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace, and then traveling to SM City Baguio, before returning to the home base of Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City, the exhibit is now available yet again for Manila dwellers to enjoy. 55 works were handpicked from the first three phases of the show, and is now available for viewing the Bellevue. Some notable works include Jo-anne Bray E. Siadto’s Marikit Jen Bi-i. A mixed watercolor and acrylic work done on canvas, it portrays a local woman covered in pastel and floral hues. Jen Lorenzo’s The Kikay, done with acrylic paint on canvas, is a more traditional take on indigenous art, and yet still impresses modern audiences. Lastly, Alfonso Dato’s Gamu-Gamo, acrylic painting on canvas, shows the artist’s dynamic eye for detail. For a special preview, scroll down to see several pieces on exhibit now at the Bellevue Manila…

For more information on the Tam-awan @ 20 art exhibit, please call (02) 771 8181. The Bellevue Manila is located at North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Malacca Ln, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1781 Metro Manila.

Jo-anne Bray E. Siadto, Marikit Jen Bi-i, 2018, mixed watercolor and acrylic on canvas
Jo-anne Bray E. Siadto, Marikit Jen Bi-i, 2018, mixed watercolor and acrylic on canvas
Jen Lorenzo, The Kikay, 2018, acrylic painting on canvas
Jen Lorenzo, The Kikay, 2018, acrylic painting on canvas
Alfonso Dato, Gamu-Gamo, 2018, acrylic painting on canvas
Alfonso Dato, Gamu-Gamo, 2018, acrylic painting on canvas


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