UYAT & Badong

My big brother came home from Hongkong for the holiday season(Chinese New Year). His family is based in Angeles City. 

Last February 18th,  he invited me to see an exhibit. I learned that Angeles City celebrates February as National Arts Month.

My big bro is a designer and has a good eye for beauty. He can expertly say what’s good and what’s not. I thought that the reason why he invited me to see the exhibit was because it was highly acclaimed. Though it really was. 

Apparently, the Angeles City of Tourism Office  hosts “BADONG: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage” exhibit at the Angeles City Library and Information Center.  Its main concern was  to bring arts, culture and tourism closer to the people of Angeles City. Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and National Council for Culture and Arts (NCCA) granted  them the opportunity to host this exhibit.

I stole some time away from my busy life and  met my big bro. When I showed up at the venue, little did I know that I was in for a big  surprise.  

One of the curators there was no other than my niece – Jade (my big brother’s eldest daughter).She was so good and treated us as real visitors, like  she doesn’t know us.  

She discussed the artist’s timeline- describing the life of Salvador Bernal.

my niece: Jade Maris Orona

There were also 2 other talented gentlemen named Galen who showed us the costumes used from actual plays and some 
various diorama .  . . 

Gallen Maine Bryn Villanueva 

and Gio, who showed the scale models of stage designs by the artist. Both were equally good. 

Gio Villaruz

The 3 curators were members of UYAT ARTISTA: ON STAGE School for the Arts. Its mission is - to build confidence, character and candor and to improve each student's total personality through arts; to instill a real passion for arts and culture and showcase their talents through performance.

These 3 curators got what it takes to be good in that field. They all have  passion for arts. They  all have good communication skills and were all knowledgeable about the arts being exhibited.

KUDOS  to  you guys..! Keep up the good work!
the author, Jade, Gary and Jade's best friend: Marriott Aquino

The exhibit runs from February 10 to March 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.