Visual arts

Sentro Artista organizes a visual arts exhibition

SENTRO ARTISTA organized the Up Close & Natural photography exhibition to promote mobile phone photography to capture the beauty of nature at its best during the weekend.

Around 50 visual artists from across Metro Manila – 20 to 30 mobile photographers and junior photographers – flocked to the Arton Strip near the Rockwell in Quezon City to showcase their works.

(Left to right) Seasonal reporter Jay Ruiz, his wife Marjorie Ruiz and QC First District Congressman Arjo Atayde led the ribbon cutting for the opening of Sentro Artista’s home over the weekend. end at Arton Strip by Rockwell in QC.

“We discover new things and new aspects that are visible to the lens and even to the simplest mobile camera,” said Marjorie Ruiz, the organizer of the Up Close and Natural photo exhibition.

Ruiz explained that the goal of promoting mobile photography is to connect people who appreciate the visual arts, especially the environment, and put them in touch with the best visuals of nature.

“Through mobile phone photography, we see the different areas. By sharing our work with each other, we form meaningful relationships, regardless of our status, beliefs and location,” she added.

The event exhibit was honored by Quezon City First District Representative Arjo Atayde and veteran journalist Jay Ruiz to give a home to professional and non-professional artists nationwide.

Sentro Artista is formed for the benefit of the various painters, photographers, sculptors, musicians, actors and actresses of the country, among others, to promote their work.

A room inside the Arton Strip, Ruiz explained, will highlight those arts that need to spread and proliferate to reach the global stage, much like what international artists are doing.

Ruiz and Atayde explained that the arts played a very crucial role in banishing depression at the time of the pandemic, at a time of uncertainty and grief, where anxiety affected everything for more than a year.

“The arts heal all wounds,” they said.

Painter Rico Aunzo from Antipolo, 33, presented his masterpiece “Pedrong Masipag”.

Also present were Mylene Quito and Jonathan Hilario as guest visual artists.

Quito specializes in contemporary art while Hilario is best known for its nature and rural landscapes.

Sentro Artista aims to promote art and culture by exhibiting different artists from different genres at Rockwell’s Arton Strip each month.