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‘Negroscapes’ features Sevilleno watercolors

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Edbon Sevilleno, Beth Puey, Patty Jane Ong, Roy Aguilar and Bamboo Tonogbanua (l-r) at the opening of “Negroscapes” at Artfull Gallery in Bacolod City Friday*

Negrense watercolorist Edbon Sevilleno opened his solo exhibit featuring his early collections and recent works at the Artfull Gallery at 18th-Lacson streets, Bacolod City, Friday.

Bacolod visual artists Patty Jane Ong and Bamboo Tonogbanua were guests of honor at the opening of the show titled “Negroscapes” which will run until December 8.

Sevilleno is a prolific visual artist – a painter, a comic illustrator and graphic designer. He studied Fine Arts at the La Consolacion College-Bacolod (LCC) in the 80’s.

He started his career as a cartoon contributor for the comic strip “Borjok” for Misa tabloid, a sister publication of the Malaya newspaper which was active towards the end of the Martial Law years.

Officers and members of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros led by its president Tey Sevilleno (foreground)*
Art Association of Bacolod pioneering members Antonio Tejado, Rosendo Aguilar, Rodney Martinez, Beth Gaston-Puey and Bamboo Tonogbanua (l-r)*
Edbon Sevilleno with Genevieve Abeto, Patty Jane Ong, and Eda Sevilleno (l-r, seated)*
Binky and Adriaan Palm, Netherlands Ambassasor in Ireland, Edbon Sevilleno, Rodney Martinez, Patty Jane Ong, Martin Aquino and Svet Sevilleno (l-r)*
Robert de Aro, Ryn Paul Gonzales and Edbon Sevilleno (l-r)*

He also illustrated award-winning children’s books under Phoenix Publications and previously worked with director Chito Roños Optifex Animation Company as well as animating Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

After the EDSA Revolution in 1986, Sevilleno decided to work in the Middle East market with AP7-McCann Ericson where he found his path and way, from being a concept visualizer, graphic designer, art director, senior art director, all the way up to associate creative director. Alongside this, he also did storyboards with advertising giants Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson, Saatchi & Saatchi, and others. Most recently, he worked with Nebras Films as head of the visual concept development team.

He has participated in countless exhibits, both locally and abroad.  He won second place for the 2019 GSIS National Watercolor Competition and is also a recipient of the LCC Bacolod- Centennial Legacy Awards, for Excellence in Culture and the Arts.*

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