BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros opened its annual year-end group exhibit at the Negros Museum on December 29, 2021 with Rodney Martinez and Dolly Gatuslao as guests of honor.
Titled “A Season of Hope”, the exhibit features the artworks of Dolly, Gatuslao, Princy Martir, Michael Martinez, Rodney Martinez, Leizel Dator-Lacsao, Gigi Villamor, Revo Yanson, Fred Orig, Rez Galvez, Leah Divino-Samson, Marcelo “Jecky” Alano, Miriam Bayles, JM Valenciano, Charlaine Barrido, Ma. Jimenez and Janna Remus.
Samson, AAB-N president, said the show, which is participated in by active and non-active club members, will run until March 4.
The purpose of this annual exhibit is to bring the artists together for their Christmas party, as well as plan their activities for this year which include the election of their new set of officers, she said.
“Christmas is a season of hope because it is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, the show is titled ‘A Season of Hope’. At the same time, looking back at the pandemic we have experienced for about two years, we want to convey to the public that no matter what happens, or in whatever situation we are in, we should never lose hope,” Samson said.*