MassKara 2016 trophies on exhibit at Gallery Orange
Before the MassKara 2016 trophies will be awarded to the winners of the major events of the festival on the weekend, they are first being exhibited at the Gallery Orange in Mandalagan.
The 33 trophies that were painted on by 16 local artists are exhibited alongside Charlie Co’s installation entitled “On My Watch” which opened Saturday (October 15).
The exhibit opened with a dance performance by Dance Pull choreographed by Xiao Mitchao.
Dubbed the “MassKara 16,” the 2016 trophy features the works 16 local artists: JayR Delleva, Hilario Campos III, Susanito Sarnate, Roderick Tijing, Junjun Montelibano, Alan Ong, Mark Espuerta, Daryl Feril, Francine Varcas, Barry Cervantes, Jovito Hecita, Darel Javier, Karina Gonzaga, Frelan Gonzaga, Roedil Geraldo, and Mikiboy Pama.
The artists painted on similar wooden form that was created by Co, who was the first artist to do the hand-crafted and hand-painted MassKara trophies in 2006.
Since then, different local artists would paint on the same wooden form carved as a sun and boat—symbols from the story of the MassKara Festival.
Festival director Eli Francis Tajanlangit said the trophies are a concrete expression of the support of the local artistic community for the MassKara festival.
We hope to institutionalize this to remind everyone that local artists serve as the soul of this festival, he stressed.
Meanwhile, Co’s exhibit will run until November 8.*