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‘Women Strokes’ at mall

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Nanette Milabo, Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Dolly Gatuslao, and Marie June Castro (l-r) at the opening of an all-female art exhibit “Women Strokes” at Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Bacolod City Monday*

The Feminine Touch opened an all-female art exhibit at the ground floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Bacolod City Monday that will run until October 19.

Titled “Women Strokes”, the show features the works of Dolly Gatuslao, Genevieve Abeto, Miriam Bayles, Doreen Dofitas, Sony Golez, Pablita Nava, Patty Jane Ong, Sandy Solinap, Svetlana Sevilleno, Konica Faustino, Chin Guanzon-Romorosa, and Chrysee Samillano.

Genevieve Abeto, Svet Sevilleno, Pablita Nava, Patty Jane Ong, Nenette Milabo, Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Dolly Gatuslao, Sony Golez, Doreen Dofitas, Chin Guanzon-Romorosa, Miriam Bayles and Konica Faustino (l-r)*
Dolly Gatuslao and Patty Jane Ong (l-r); right photo, Chin and Rocky Romorosa (foreground), Agustin Chavez, Noby Juno, Roben and Gwen Tiolo (l-r, standing)*

Guests of honor at the opening were Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System action officer Marie June Castro and photo artist Nanette Milabo.

Dolly Gatuslao founded the Feminine Touch group in 1986 composed of nine original members.

Gatuslao was a former member of Philippine Cultural Dance Group. She had toured Europe, United States and several Asian countries in 1961-63, as an ambassador of goodwill.

She was also a former member of the Art Association of the Philippines and was elected president of the longest running Art Association in Bacolod – AAB.

“Dahon” by Doreen Dofitas; right, “Abstraction” by Pablita Nava*
From left, “Sunflower on Field” by Miriam Bayles; “Water Lily” by Jenevieve Abeto; “Mother and Child Flower Vendor” by Svetlana Sevilleno; and “Shabbat Feast” by Chin Guanzon-Romorosa*

Gatuslao had joined many group and solo exhibits in various places since 1987 up to the present.

She is one of the members of the group that spearheaded the establishment of the Negros Museum.

She was also a member the famous international dance troupe, the Filipinescas.*

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