Sino… Sino? A simple, two syllable word that perfectly captures the spirit of a youthful exhibit held at Albergo Hotel for the month of September.
One might assume that the galleries and exhibits around Baguio is exclusive to veteran and well-known artists in the city. But the truth is, it’s not! And this exhibit called “Sino” is proof of just that, as it is comprised by new and previously “unknown” young artists who are passionate about being part of Baguio’s art scene.
There were eight participating artists, showcasing different mediums at which they are adept, such as painting, photography, digital art, and even poetry.
Paul Columna’s photographs take on the titles “Lobbying” and “Stranger Faces”. Plus, his photograph of a Jake the Dog sculpture is one for the Adventure Time fans.
Danae Gallardo specializes in film photography. Her notable photographs are “Pahinga Muna”, which is of an old lady resting, “Crowded”, which is different angle on flowers, and “Mother”, which is of a Mary figurine.
Ane Janekke Muena makes use of watercolor and ink to create portraits entitled “Lutang” and “Litaw”, which are reminiscent of manga covers.
Karen Gail Columna’s acrylic paintings are bright, bold and colorful. We love her pieces “Spaceman” and “Familiar Patterns”.
Fran Ponard paints with words to reach the soul, as seen in her poem entitled “Maps”.
Jena Espelita’s acrylic paintings capture the raw beauty and emotion of women, as seen in her “Del Tramonti” series. “Saudade”, a painting of eyes, grabs one’s attention from across the room. “Halcyon” brings the gracious movement of a ballerina.
Keziah Decaimat also uses women as her subjects in her pieces “Rag Doll” and “Aries”. Totsukii specializes in digital art, as seen in his piece which reminds us of a dynamic video game character.
One of the best things about our beloved little city is that it never runs out of creatives, and the art scene of Baguio is always welcoming to the new faces that pop up to show their work to the world.