• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod’s third annual celebration of the holiday welcoming began on November 23 with the launching of “Light and Life Through Glass”, a stained-glass art exhibit by Bacolodnon artist Sharon Agapuyan, at the hotel’s Art Cove.
The stained-glass showcase intends to embark its viewers into a visual odyssey through the transformative medium of glass, each piece reflecting a chapter in the artist’s profound exploration of life’s essence.
“Light is truly a gift from our Creator. Just like in life, we need people behind us or people who ‘have our backs’ to support and guide us. In life, we need people to show us our wonderful colors and to help us shine,” Agapuyan said at the opening.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang, and the featured artist.
Agapuyan’s journey with glass commenced in 2003 with a beginner’s kit. Each moment spent with glass became a source of profound joy. In this medium, she reveled in the freedom to select colors and shapes, meticulously repurposing even the smallest glass fragments to craft mosaics with her designs. Each piece was a deliberate orchestration, concealing meaning and anticipating the interplay of light.
Over the years, her home studio in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City witnessed the birth of numerous “projects”. As the sole “artist” in her family, her creations found a cherished place in the family home – commissioned, purchased, gifted or adorning the kitchen walls. Today, these creations stand as a testament to her celebration of life through the transformative power of light, inviting others to share in the enchantment of “Life and Light through Glass” at her first solo exhibit.*