The Art Gallery in Manila featured at iChill Theater Cafe proved one thing. Philippine tourism is on an upswing these past few years. But the fun is no longer limited to the crowd that can afford the pricier packages. Welcome to Encounters PH! A view on Philippine travel presented in the point of view of a commuter.
Perhaps it’s what really made tourism in the Philippines unique. The spotlight is often given either to the well-heeled tourists, local or foreign, or to the backpackers. But majority of Filipinos take advantage of the commuting culture to travel more. Not all of us may be accustomed to GPS devices. But we sure knew which rides to hop into when trying to reach a destination. This is why a set of bus tickets presented on canvas becomes one of the main attractions of this Art Gallery in Manila at iChill Theater Cafe.
You don’t need to be a professional photographer to understand the novelty of taking pictures on trips. But all of the pics featured at the Art Gallery in Manila are professionally taken. They provide a snippet of Manila that is both haunting and enchanting. It must have been the B&W effect applied.
A stolen shot of a cat. A paved road meant to fit only a single lane of commuter vehicles. Sometimes 2 tricycles on opposite directions can fit given the right positioning. The occasional colorful photo that presented the vibrant side of the city. And of course, paintings that never held back in terms of artistry. It makes you realize how art doesn’t often get presented in the same manner as that of Encounters PH. It’s one Art Gallery in Manila you easily recommend to anyone.
Art is supposed to imitate life. Not all artists can present the aesthetically interesting side of life. But artists like Lester Babiera, Mark Evan Lopez, Romsanne Ortiguero and Jasmine Cruz use art to express themselves. And art is easier to express when you are simply presenting something you are very familiar with. Something that reflected your life. Artworks often reflect the insights of the artist. The motivation behind this Art Gallery in Manila may not be too gallant or extravagant. But it’s a slice of life that everyone can definitely relate. Little wonder why even the Philippine government through the National Center for Culture and the Arts even recommended Encounters PH.
Other pieces of art featured at the Art Gallery in Manila at iChill Theater Cafe involved mixed media. The bus ticket collection already presented life on the streets in the middle of an expedition. But other items included show buttons and cloth on canvas. It immediately reminds you of the souvenir items and piece of memorabilia tucked in some scrapbook for safekeeping. Overall, it becomes a haven of visual souvenirs in itself.
The Art Gallery in Manila, Encounters PH, is still ongoing at the iChill Theater Cafe. Witness it as featured in Manila Coconuts and Manila Bulletin. Call iChill Theater Cafe at our landline number, 3135321 for more details.
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