(L-R) Maxine Syuco, Mark Tandoyog, Langenegger
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30 artworks you'll see at Art in the Park tomorrow

This is the closest you'll get to a real preview. You'll see more at the Jaime Velasquez Park, of course, but these are our personal selections from the images that made it to our inbox. 
ANCX Staff | Mar 16 2019

Art in the Park, the country’s most awaited affordable art fair, returns to Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, for its 13th year tomorrow, March 17, 10am to 10pm. A fundraising event, Art in the Park donates a portion of all sales to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network. 

This year, 56 exhibitors representing galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups, will once again showcase a wide range of artworks that aims appeal to a broad array of tastes and styles.

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Artinformal, Charles Buenconsejo, A Thousand Stars Burst Open 2 (Edition 2/5), 14 x 21 in / 35.5 x 53.3 cm, Lambda metallic print, 2012 

L’Arc en Ciel Gallery, Alfred Galura’s Blue & White + Orange (Critrus). 

Art Lab, Beatrix Syuco. 

Art Lab, Beatrix Syuco. 

Kasibulan, Annabelle Cadiz’s What’s Betters Than One 2019, watercolor, 9” x 12”. 

Project Maginhawa, Bud Omeng. 

Obra, Diokno Pasilan. 

Obra, Diokno Pasilan. 

Obra, Diokno Pasilan. 

Space Encounters Gallery, Fitz Herrera for Space Encounters Gallery. 

Prices of artworks are capped at P50,000 although many have scored coveted pieces for far less. Last year, an Art in the Park visitor unknowingly bought an unsigned BenCab painting at the fair from CANVAS. Another lucky buyer also brought home an unsigned Manny Garibay work. He paid for it first, of course.

Also a mainstay of Art in the Park are the special exhibits that feature works of artists handpicked by the organizers. The featured artists for this year are Zean Cabangis, Yeo Kaa, and Leeroy New. 

The art of painter and avid photographer Zean Cabangis will grace the fair’s postcards. A merging of his two passions, the image consists of a photo transfer of one of his photographs that he then painted over. For her part, Palawan-born 28-year-old artist Yeo Kaa will present an installation work. Yeo Kaa is known for her candy-colored but deeply disturbing images, stuff that while they look like they're based on children's books actually deal with serious subjects as depression, abuse and mental health. 

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Project 20 Maginhawa, Jed Escueta. 

Artinformal, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Scarlet Loom 1, 18.5 x 18.5 in (framed) / 46.99 x 46.99 cm, cloth, wood, nails, 2011. 

Obra, Gerry Baguio. 

Silverlens, Pow Martinez’s Cave Paintings 28. 

Nasser Lubay’s Anything Goes 1 2019, 16 x 20 in, acrylic on canvas. 

The Thursday Group, Daisy Tempongko’s Floral Dream, 24”x36”, Acrylic on Canvas. 

The Thursday Group, Daisy Tempongko. 

The Thursday Group, Daisy Tempongko’s Lucky Hearts and Clovers, 24”x24”, Acrylic on Canvas. 

Art Lab, Jean Marie Syuco. 

Project 20 Maginhawa, Jeona Zoleta. 

Additionally, visitors of Art in the Park will find themselves intrigued by Leeroy New’s otherworldly creations embodied in his Aliens of Manila project, which "plays upon the idea of offbeat characters who thrive on the edge of the urban landscape.” 

Enhancing the relaxed atmosphere of the fair, the trio of Soulful Mood will be playing mellow jazz tunes throughout the day. In the evening’s special performance, the Bleu Rascals, Philippine representative to the 28th International Blues Challenge in the United States, will soothe the nerves of those who burned a lot of cash.

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Art Lab, Maxine Syuco From the Series “The Hollow (P.S. I Love You). 

Art Lab, Maxine Syuco From the Series “The Hollow (P.S. I Love You). 

L’Arc en Ciel Gallery, Mia Ang. 

Obra, Mark Tandoyong. 

Project Maginhawa, Masi Oliveria. 

L’Arc en Ciel Gallery, Noemi Concepcion. 

Artinformal, Don Dalmacio, Still in the Same Spot Where You Left It, 24 x 18 in / 60.96 x 45.7 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016. 

Project Maginhawa, Robert Langenegger. 

Alfred Martirez’s Throne 2018, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas. 

L’Arc en Ciel Gallery, Yee Mee Lee’s Floral 2 2015 , 7” x 5”, watercolor on paper. 

Fairgoers looking to take an easy, nourishing break in between the hunt for art treasures can pop into any of the food tents offering a selection of sweet and savory (even vegan) fare, with a spotlight on dishes by chef Justin Golangco, the guy behind the famous fried chicken at Bucky’s Poblacion and The Alley’s SideChick.

Entrance to the fair is free of charge.

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