Art gallery inaugurated in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Sept 21 (PIA) — The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) has inaugurated its art gallery dubbed ‘Silid ti Adal ken Laing ti La Union’ at the third floor of the La Union Provincial Administrative and Commercial Building to ensure the preservation and enrichment of the local cultural and historical heritage in the province.

Liza C. Estrella of PGLU said the gallery will serve as a venue for art exhibition and workshop projects of the province’s local artists and art organization.

Featured artists for initial exhibit includes Louie M. Arandia, Renato “Jun” N. Austriz Jr., Czarina A. Calinawagan, Edwin Joseph V. Edralin, John Vant Hullenaar, Rene V. Masancay, Rodel G. Rillera, among others.

While guest artists who also joined the exhibit were Julian Almirol, Malou Austriz, Bernard Jerome Barbadillo, Sabina Maria O. Gidaya, Jose Luis O. Mangguiat, Rene Niro, Atty. Ma. Victoria Ortega Pollisco and Ricardo L. Sanchez.

“Featuring the artworks of these talented and award winning artists is definitely a fascinating review of the practice of Filipino artists who continue to express the symbol of human creativity and define the legacy of Philippine Arts and Culture,” Estrella said.

She added that the art gallery will help promote the work of the local artists, develop linkages to national and international cultural organizations and serve as tourist destination as well.

Estrella said that those who wish to visit the gallery may seek assistance from the PGLU and arrange with them the schedule or time of visit. (ANL/MHH PIA1 La Union with reports from Liza C. Estrella, PGLU)

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