Monday, March 12, 2012

"orog karahay" exhibit opens

leah boquiron, rose cruz, fabi arejola, belen llamas, dollie chavez, cecile pardo, luzviminda maristela, bidibidi, cristy palma
the month of march marks the observance of the international women's month.  this year's theme:  "empower rural women"  is fittingly celebrated by the 'orog karahay' (fully blessed) visual arts exhibit which featured 13 women artists.  the statement has been made:  we, women, can!
the orog karahay women artists group during their meeting @ bob marlin, nc
this group of professional women pulled their creative forces together to come up with the first all-women-artists show at the cafe des artes, here in baao, camarines sur.  they represent different sectors and professions but are bonded together by their common passion, the arts.  works will be displayed at the gallery till 30 march 2012.
fabi arejola & her flowers

belen llamas & her flowers

cecile pardo & her women

rosenda cruz & her landscape

luzviminda maristela and her works
the women arts initiative celebrates the collective ability of women.  all the artworks have been created by diverse women from the bicol region, to inspire, challenge, entertain and provoke thought from a gender angle.
dollie & her stallion

cristy & her flower series 3


wying manlangit-tam with her landscape & bidibidi
the impressive artworks, especially the floral paintings, celebrate the artistic grace of women.
armi interviews cristy for a tv feature on gnn

the women artists with guests

bidibidi with artists / friends:  cristy palma & dollie chavez

bidibidi, tootsie, lilette with wying and guest

belen llamas, luzviminda maristela & rose cruz with guests

cecile pardo & luzviminda maristela enjoy the snacks with women guests
this initiative has been the first and only of its kind in the bicol region, if not in the entire philippines, and will not be the last, as bidibidi was heard saying.  the group have reserved occupancy at the gallery in march next year, to launch a recipe book of favourite bicol delicacies with artworks from contributor artist.
kristian cordero & bidibidi with ateneo de naga students


kristian cordero, bidibidi, robin christopher brehm
men do it good,  women do it better!  bwahahaha!

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