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Local artists formalize donation, loan of artworks and artifacts to UPV Museum of Art & Cultural Heritage

Last November 29, the University of the Philippines Visayas and Western Visayas artists signed a memorandum of agreement and deed of donation. This agreement is to formalize the donation and loans of artworks and significant artifacts to the UPV Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage (UPV MACH).

UP Visayas was represented by Chancellor Clement Camposano and Prof. Martin Genodepa, Director of the Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (OICA). The signing event was held in the OICA Conference Room, UPV Iloilo City campus.

UPV and local artists continue to collaborate to promote art and culture in Iloilo.

Donors and donations include:

  • Mario Yang - 23 items (various textiles, antique turtle shell combs with gold decorations, silver comb, and gold locket pendants)
  • Mia Reyes - four items (original comic book illustrations, and comic books)
  • Jann Galino - two items (original comic book illustrations)
  • Anthony Geduspan - one item (acrylic painting)
  • Arel Zambarrano - one item (mixed media sculpture)

The artists and collectors who have loaned their artworks and artifacts:

  • Margaux Blas
  • Dodjie Tan
  • Harry Mark Gonzales
  • Alan Cabalfin
  • Charmaine EspaƱola
  • Noel Elicana
  • Vic Nabor
  • Richard de la Cruz
  • Tyrone Espinosa
  • Orland Espinosa
  • Marrz Capanang
  • Vic Fario
  • Bryan Liao
  • Jeanroll Ejar
  • Sasha Cabais
  • Paul John Cabanala
  • Ed Defensor
  • Soviet Russia Dela Cruz
  • Pavia Local Government

UPV launched the UPV MACH just this October. It features seven galleries: the Panapton Textile Gallery, Taliambong UPV Art Gallery, Ed Defensor Gallery, Nelfa A. Querubin Gallery, Duna Intangible Cultural Heritage Gallery, Lantip: Changing Exhibition Gallery 1, and Hanas: Changing Exhibition Gallery 2.

Read: UP Visayas formally launches the UPV Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage (UPV MACH)

The UPV MACH is open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Those who wish to arrange a viewing for large groups may send a message to OICA's Facebook page. (Mr. Carlson B. Alelis, IPO with sources from OICA)

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