A Tam-awan Village Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: April 15, 2016, 6PM
Exhibition Duration: April 15 - May 1, 2016
Aramid, which means “to make” in Cordilleran lingua, is a showcase of artworks created through a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques to put a spin in the traditional. Moreover, the works were inspired by the Cordilleran landscape and way of life. Hence, we see revealing figures, impressions and abstractions of Baguio’s rolling terraced mountain ranges, lakes and rivers, and legends and portraits of indigenous folks in rituals or otherwise. Finally, the artworks are created using non-traditional materials and methods such as solar energy, coffee, and sand, to name a few.
Behind the artworks is a team of passionate individuals from the Tam-Awan Village led by
Jordan Mang-osan, hailed by one publication as the “Philippines’ lone solar painter,” and President of Chanum Foundation, Inc.
About the Artist
A group of Cordilleran locals banded together in the 90's to form Chanum Foundation, Inc., which was coined from the Ibaloi term chanum, meaning water. It is from this organization that the Baguio-based Tam-Awan Village Artists group was born, keeping Cordilleran arts alive through a dynamic program spanning almost two decades.
Through Tam-awan Village’s unceasing efforts in mounting exhibitions showcasing the beauty of the Cordilleran highlands, its culture and people, the group continues to revitalize the region’s heritage and patrimony just like water nourishes a rice field.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
CALL: 759 82 88
LOOK FOR: Lorraine Datuin, gallery coordinator