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The online iteration of the annual art fair brings in digital workshops, exhibits, and auctions until August 17.

RICHARD QUEBRAL (b. 1985)
Mang Eric’s Kawaiian Island Creations
2020Acrylic on Canvas
44 x 48 inches

The return of Art in the Park this year takes us digitally into the art fair as an adjustment to the restrictions brought upon by the pandemic. The virtual edition for 2020 runs from August 10 to 17 and features over 2600 artworks for sale on their website and daily special exhibits, workshops, and videos streamed on their Facebook page. 

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DEX FERNANDEZ, GARAPATA (b. 1984)
Spores and Parasite /Part 8
2020
Acrylic, Prints, Ink on Hahnemuhle Bamboo Paper
25.75in x 24.74in

This year’s Special Exhibit Artists include Richard Quebral with his work depicting humorous stories about his family and home through pastel colors, grids, and textures; Dex Fernandez, bringing his alter ego Garapata to this year’s art fair, which harkens back to his childhood memories of the namesake tick in his art. Growing up with a number of pets, the insect was a prominent image in his years and has manifested it in his art as an ‘infestation’ in public spaces, design objects, fashion accessories, and new media. Other special exhibits feature the work of renowned children’s book illustrator Robert Alejandro; and watercolor artist and calligrapher, Reena Gabriel.

To adapt and thrive to the online medium, this year’s Art in the Park also features curated videos premiering on their Facebook page throughout the fair’s run. One of which featured Jackie Lozano in a visual portrait demonstration that shows her approach distinguished by lightness and depth through her layered strokes with her palette knife. Upcoming videos will also feature a performance by Fifth Wall Fest that highlights the fusion of art forms of dance and film with their unique take on the dance film genre.

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In one of their videos, Jackie Lozano shares her artistic process in a virtual portrait demonstration. | Photo from @ikaj_paintings by @johann_guasch

Loaded with thousands of art for sale, unique exhibits, video features, and genuine enthusiasm, this year’s Art in the Park shows the prevailing nature of art no matter the conditions and the spirit of artists to continue their craft regardless of restrictions. 

Art in the Park 2020 features over 2,600 works for sale on their website.

Art in the Park 2020 runs from August 10-17, visit their website to see all their exhibits and featured art.

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