BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
A group art exhibit “for a cause” featuring the works of 40 women visual artists under Babayi Art Group titled “Healing Power of Art” opened at the 3rd floor of Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City Tuesday and will run until March 15.
Proceeds of the weeklong exhibit, held in celebration of International Women’s Day, will benefit the students of the Bacolod SPED Center at Rosario-San Juan streets, under Principal III Ma. Donna Pidut.
Guests of honor at the opening were lawyer Andrea Lizares-Si, Provincial Council for Women chair; Marie June Castro, action officer of the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System; Sharon Ciocon, general manager of Ayala Malls Capitol Central; Chef Gaita Fores, Asia’s famous woman chef, and Principal Ma. Donna Pidut.
The show features the works of Amy Ong, Anna Ursal, Anita “Annette” Feria, Cristina Labayen-Iral, Dorothy “Dolly” Gatuslao, Ellen Carmona-Kochoa, Fe Sumagaysay,
Ma. Regina “Gigi” Villamor, Illiana Libo-on-Manzano, Jasper Parcon-Bayles, Jenevieve Abeto, Jasmine “Jing” Torrecampo, Juliet Emperado,
Karlota Sumugat, Karen Soberano-Bayles, Konica Tracy Faustino, Korah Daybe Ulila, Lilibeth Awayan, Malou Genita-Flores, Mai Cuenca, Mary Joy Emperado-Lopez, Mel Rose Aguilar-Maestro, Michelle Mabelle Corteza, Miriam Montero-Bayles, Nilda Claveraz, Nimshi Badrina, Pablita Nava,
Patty Jane Ku-Ong, Princy Martir, Sarah Si-Bilbao, Sandy Solinap, Shamgar Aguilar, Corazon “Sony” Golez, Svet Sevilleno, Tey Sevilleno, Sugar Cuenca-Tonogbanua, Tina de Jose, Chrysee Samillano and Zerma Himaya.
Babayi Art Group, one of the local art groups in Bacolod City, was founded in 2009 by Miriam Bayles, a member of the Art Association of Bacolod (AAB) and vice-president of the Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS).*