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PAG honors ‘Toronto’ in art show

L – R: Rocille Lampitoc, Joy, Livvy Camacho, Nelia Tonido, Ma Nellie Bautista, Manny de Jesus, Calixto ‘Toots’ Quiachon, Romeo ‘Omel’ Masalunga, Marissa Corpuz, Cobie Cruz, and a friend. Front: Frank Tonido, Romi C. ManaQuil, Rol P. Lampitoc, Sr., Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Jun Afable, Teody Asuncion.

The growing number of art collectors and art enthusiasts in the community will have another treat when the Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG) pays tribute to their forthcoming art show aptly called ‘Toronto’. From its busy and bustling downtown core with its towering skyscrapers to the scenic parks and homey villages in its environs, the PAG captures the colours and the spirit of the vibrant city in various styles from traditional to impressionistic to downright abstraction done in meticulous renderings to powerful bravura using oils, acrylics, watercolours and other media. This latest major event will be at the group’s favourite mansion amidst lush gardens and massive trees, the beautiful Cedar Ridge Creative Center at 225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2 from October 4 to 17 2009.

The formal opening ceremony is Saturday, October 10 2009 at 2 p.m. and will be grace by the Philippine Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera, Toronto Counsillor Paul Ainslie, PBN Remittance Regional Head Feliciano ‘Jun’ Miranda III and Ms. Marissa Buyoco-Corpuz founder of the newly organized Pilipino Canadian Art Collectors Club as Guests-of-Honour. They will be joined by other community leaders, art lovers, families, and friends. Likewise, the PAG artists will be in attendance. Lead by its new president Romeo ‘Omel’ Masalunga, the PAG continues to grow in passion and stature. The PAG roster includes Rolly Abarilla, Jun Afable, Teody Asuncion, Ma Nellie Bautista, Celia Correa, Cobie Cruz, Frank Cruzet, Jhun Diamante, Tony Doctor, Rol P. Lampitoc, Sr. , Romi C. ManaQuil, Koni Marcoux, Calixto ‘Toots’ Quiachon, Frank Tonido, and Nelia Tonido.

Now in its 21st year the Philippine’s Artists Group’s show is fast becoming an annual event being anticipated by the growing numbers of art buyers and other enthusiasts. The Philippine Consulate in Toronto is show’s presenting sponsor while the PNB Remittance (Canada) is group’s biggest sponsor for the longest time.

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