Wednesday, May 13, 2015

KATHA- The Flower Bloom: on birth and rebirth

We paint flowers to express the feelings that we wish to communicate visually. For flowers are indeed wondrous tools of nature that speak of our joy, hope, sadness, and the continuation of life; flowers don't just convey varied emotions but also give us a sense of eternity- that everything that dies will be reborn.

The National Parks Development Committee through its project, Katha, proudly presents the works of four Filipino independent artists, Arvin Bryan Narvaez, Arlene de Castro-Anonuevo, Jose Erwin Mallare, and Marcos Arsenio Royales Xl. In the exhibit, "The Flower Bloom: on birth and rebirth", we present flowers from different perspectives, interpretations, and styles. This art exhibit is truly a celebration of blooms and human emotions for this month of flowers.

In art, katha means the creation of the artist. Katha is the title for this monthly series of exhibit at the Rizal Park Visitor's Center in Rizal Park, Manila that serves as a free platform for young, independent Filipino artists to showcase their art works. A brainchild of John David Salenda, the Marketing, Events, and Project Officer of the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), Katha is now on its second successful month. This month's art exhibit opened on May 10 and runs until June 10, 2015.

The Rizal Visitor's Center is open to the public for free everyday of the week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For inquiries, please contact Mr. John David Salenda at 3027079, 09394280771 or at

The participating artists, Jose Erwin Mallare, Arvin Bryan Narvaez, and Arlene de Castro-Anonuevo

With two of my paintings that are currently on exhibit, "When Doves Cry" and "Flower Offering"

Ms. Maria Santos Viola, descendant of Philippine heroine Gregoria de Jesus, delivering an inspirational speech for us

With Mr.John David Salenda and some guests from London during the exhibit

Arvin Bryan Narvaez with his painting

Jose Erwin Mallare with his paintings

With Ms. Gilda Pasion Balang of Philippine News

With the Marketing, Events, and Project Officer of the NPDC, Mr. John David Salenda

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