Filipino Artists Highlight Summer Art Viewing at Philippine Center New York
Top photo: Artist Diana Manalastas (3rd from left) with guests at the Recreate Exhibit (photo by Philippine Center NY). Bottom photo: Consul & Philippine Center Manager Arman Talbo (1st from left), Consul General Theresa De Vega (3rd from left), Artist Celso Pepito (4th from left), and Ambassador Teodoro Locsin (2nd from right) join guests at the Filipino Values Exhibit opening (photo by NYPCG)
31 August 2017 NEW YORK – Back-to-Back exhibits by Filipino artists “Recreate” by Diana Grace F. Manalastas and “Filipino Values” by Celso Duazo Pepito are featured this month at the Philippine Center in New York.
“Recreate” is the third solo exhibit of Ms. Manalastas and features junk and scrap material reimagined into mixed media works.
“Filipino Values,” the latest solo exhibit of Cebu-based artist Celso Pepito, features a series of canvasses devoted to depictions of the Filipino family, at work, at play, and in harmony with one another. Some of his landscapes are likewise featured in the exhibit which will run until mid-September at the Philippine Center. Works by Mr. Pepito’s are on display at the Department of Foreign Affairs Regional Consular Office in Cebu.
Manalastas and Pepito are among the latest batch of talented Filipino visual artists who have exhibit works in New York City.