|frank penones jr., fr. emil llagas, al oliva, pano carumba, cesar gumba, ben san miguel (not in picture)|
they are nervous, i can tell. the exhibit opening is just about to start, and this is the first time that one such group show is happening here in baao.
reminiscently, i shake my head and wonder how i got here, sitting by the shop, and recalling how this cafe has evolved into the gallery that it is now.
the program started with a prayer and a welcome message, a poem was read, a song sang. this, after all, is a celebration of the arts and the artists! the pieces were viewed, some of them inspected, even. bwahahaha! pieces were reserved, some sale will be finalized in the coming days, i am sure. yehey!
i did not have to ask anyone to comment on their works, when one engages one's self with one of their works, then, there is no need for words. the works speak volumes, not only about the piece, but more so about the maker.