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Art MADE Public goes to Angono, Rizal

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), through its Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) program, conclude its 2017 Art MADE Public on March 16, 2017 at SM Angono in Angono, Rizal. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Angono Municipal Mayor Gerardo Calderon, Angono Councilor Patnubay Tiamson, University of Rizal Systems-Angono Dean Norma Elviña, SM Angono mall manager Don Vijandre, Metrobank Angono branch head Reynante Landicho, and Metrobank Binangonan branch head Aurora Robles.

In partnership with SM Supermalls, the Art MADE public kicked-off last February 4, 2017 at S Maison in Pasay City, with renowned art patron and gallery owner Silvanna Ancelloti-Diaz as Guest of Honor. The Art MADE Public aims to promote art appreciation among the general public and at the same time encourage young Filipino artists to join the MADE Painting & Sculpture Recognition Programs.

This year, Art MADE Public did not only feature winning artworks of its past awardees but also their current masterpieces, to showcase their artistic growth from amateur artists to recognized professionals in their own fields. Some of the works featured are by Elmer Borlongan, Jan Leeroy New, Anton Del Castillo, Salvador Ching, and Ferdinand Doctolero.

The Art MADE Public at SM Angono will run until March 23, 2017.

Meanwhile, sculptor Roberto Acosta and artist Siefred Guilaran will share their journeys as artists in a presentation entitled “Artists Talk.” Acosta is 2016 MADE Grand Awardee for Sculpture while Guilaran is the recipient of the 2016 Special Citation for Painting.

The MADE Recognition Program in Painting is open to Filipino artists aged 18-35 with no experience in holding a solo exhibition. Sculptors who have held a solo exhibition are eligible to join the MADE Recognition Program in Sculpture.

One (1) Grand Awardee for Sculpture and two (2) Grand Awardees for Painting will be chosen and will each receive P 500,000.00 inclusive of cash assistance and artistic development fund, plus a “Mula” glass trophy designed by visual artist Farol. The Grand Awardees will automatically become members of MADE-NOW.

As a pioneering art recognition program of MBFI, MADE is known to provide career opportunities for its awardees. Some of the prominent artists now who were once recognized by MADE are Andres Barrioquinto, Norman Dreo, and Alvin Florentino.

For more details, interested participants may contact Lalaine Calicdan or Henri Palma at telephone number 898-8856; mobile number 0942-559-8250; email [email protected] / [email protected]; or visit MADE Facebook page @MADECompetition.

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