By Ralph John Mijares and Edalyn Acta
ROXAS CITY — The 11th Pinta Capiz visual exhibit featured 34 paintings and six sculptures from different Capiznon artists, the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) said.
The event was a collaboration of the provincial government through PTCAO and the Arts Association of Capiz (AAC).
The exhibit, which ran from February 19 to February 23 at Robinsons Place Roxas, was a part of the National Arts Month dubbed Fiesta Taliambong, with the theme “Alab Sining, Alay Sigla.”
During the event, PTCAO officer Alphonsus Tesoro said that aside from the exhibit, they also featured local artists and their works on the social media site Facebook.
Of the over 30 featured artists featured on the PTCAO Facebook page, 80 percent were able to get commissions from art enthusiasts in Capiz, other parts of the Philippines, and internationally, Tesoro said.
There were even artists who had five to seven of their artworks purchased, Tesoro said.
Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras led the opening ceremony on February 19.
Also in the event were Arts Association of Capiz president Ricardo Lauz, Board Member Weldie Apolinario, Ang Panublion Museum director Cheryl Anne del Rosario, and Robinsons Land Corporation regional operation manager Rhoda Avelino.*