Friday, October 17, 2014

A Cebu Artist - Sio Montera

Just in case people are wondering if our lives are merely focused on food trips or on the appreciation of food and nothing else, we kind of beg to disagree (hahaha...). We tried to wander into some art trips too.

A few months ago, we were invited to an Art Exhibit by a dear distant cousin, a prominent Cebu artist, Sio Montera. He is not only an accomplished artist, he also works for the promotion of local artists (Bisaya artists) in the National scene as Vice Head, Committee on Visual Arts at National Commission for Culture and the Arts. To promote oneself as an artist is hard enough, but to support fellow artists as well, is quite commendable!

In the past, I think Manila artists have some kind of edge in terms of exposure compared to artists from Visayas and Mindanao because they have more galleries or Art Patrons. But I think it is slowly changing now. With greater awareness and more galleries, and more young moneyed professionals appreciating arts -  artists from Visayas and Mindanao now have more available venues and market for their work. And that's great! 

The art exhibit was held in Qube Gallery in One Paseo, Ma Luisa Road, Banilad Cebu right beside Hotel Henry.

The Artist - Sio Montera

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