ART continues to thrive in Makati City’s public places. This month alone, two art events are taking place: one a long-running festival, and the other, on a first of its kind auction; but both, a showcase of local and foreign art in all forms imaginable, as well as a gathering of artists, collectors, enthusiasts, students, stakeholders and everyone into art.
Art in the Park
For the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI), 58 galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups will gather on April 15 at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City for the 12th edition of Art in the Park.
True to its primary goal of making Philippine modern and contemporary art more accessible to more people, Art in the Park prescribes a cap of P50,000 on the art works, and it is not at all far-fetched to be able to obtain a coveted piece for much less.
This allows for that beautiful painting, or intriguing photograph, or exquisite piece of sculpture, or delicate pottery to be within reasonable reach of all types of budgets.
Supporting MFPI in its mission to create awareness for the National Museum and its network, and ultimately in developing and promoting Philippine culture and art, Art in the Park continues to earmark a portion of all sales to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines.
Junior Art Center by Hoppler
10 am – 8 pm | Painting 101 for Kids
10 am – 10 pm | Kids Crafts by Camp Start
Food, drinks, music
As regular fairgoers recognize by now, music, food, and drinks also complement the Art in the Park experience. Food concessionaires will make available a variety of dishes that will cater to all types of tastes, with even vegetarian meals in the offing.
With the continuing support of Don Papa Rum and the addition of Key Coffee as one of its partners, Art in the Park also offers a range of drinks options, from rum, wine, and beer to all kinds of coffee and thirst-quenching juices and shakes.
Art in Poblacion
Harringtons Lifestyle Auction, in collaboration with avant-garde French art hub Taverne Gutenberg, will hold its first Art in Poblacion where more than 100 artistic creations of both local and foreign visionaries will be up for auction.
The Ruins at Poblacion will act as the venue for the event on April 21 at 4 p.m. Long cited as one of Makati’s main cultural and historical landmarks, Poblacion is famous for its vibrant mix of the different underground art, food, and music scenes that are now piercing the public consciousness.
Henri Lamy, co-founder of the Taverne Gutenberg and figurative painter, will be part of the event. As an artist, Lamy’s approach is completely unique. Combining impressionist methods with an abstract style (and even using capoeira at times), the artist’s works strike a balance between hyperrealism and messiness.
Art in Poblacion will feature many prominent artists in the Philippine art scene today.
French-Irish muralist Alexandre Beretta
Beretta’s extensive immersion in art, driven by his 3-year education in drawing, sketching, painting, architecture, perspective, and even anatomy makes him a well-equipped artist with a resourceful mind and sharp ideas.
Sought after Sculptor Ronald Castrillo will also auction one of his unique piece custom made especially for Harringtons Lifestyle Auction.
One of the country’s top flexible workspace providers will showcase artworks by Indonesian and Indian artists, whose works are currently displayed at its co-working spaces across the metro, made possible by its partnership with Singapore-based online art platform Mayinart.
For more information regarding the upcoming auction, call (02) 548-6986 or 0916-4674321.