Local artists from Western Visayas and the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and deed of donation (DOD) signifying the donation or loan of artifacts and artworks at the UPV Museum of Art and Cultural Heritage (UPV MACH), on Nov. 29.
A group of local artists and UP Visayas, represented by Chancellor Clement Camposano and Office of Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (OICA) Director Prof. Martin Genodepa, signed the MOA and DOD at the OICA Conference Room, UPV Iloilo City campus, for artists to loan and donate their artifacts and artworks that are currently displayed at the UPV MACH.
The partnership stems from the concerned parties’ respective and collaborative contributions to the development of art and culture appreciation in Iloilo.
The list of donors includes:
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:
Harry Mark Gonzales
Richard de la Cruz
Paul John Cabanala
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.
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)