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Ugnayang Diwa

Ugnayang Diwa

The Consulate General of the Philippines (Toronto) presents the Philippine Artists Group (PAG), the only organization of selected visual artists of Filipino origin in Ontario and one of the only possible two in the whole of Canada, as it returns to the Neilson Park...

Art Show: I love the Philippines. It is the home of my race

Art Show: I love the Philippines. It is the home of my race

The Philippine Artists Group of Canada started as a loose and nameless group of Filipino visual artists invited to participate in an art exhibition organized as a special feature of the 1986 Gala Night celebration for the annual Independence Day festivities in...

Philippine Artists Group’s 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Philippine Artists Group’s 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition

The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated Independence Day with their annual anniversary art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre on Sunday June 12th, 2016. The show titled “Iniibig Ko Ang Pilipinas . Ito Ang Tahanan Ng Aking Lahi (I Love the Philippines....

The Art of Nelia and Frank Tonido

The Art of Nelia and Frank Tonido

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in Toronto hosted an opening reception for an art exhibition by renowned Philippine Artists Group power couple Nelia and Frank Tonido on Friday November 7th 2014. Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia and Consul General...

Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG) Elects New Officers

Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG) Elects New Officers

Clockwise from center below: Rolly Abarilla, Frank Tonido, Frank Cruzet, Gene Lopos, Alex Gonzales (standing), Toots Quiachon, Jun Afable, Romi C MananQuil, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, journalist Rose Tijam, President Nelia Tonido and Mila Ureta...

Amb Gatan’s portrait session

Amb Gatan’s portrait session

Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Mrs. Debbie Gatan hosted a private birthday luncheon for Mrs. Gatan organized by Beth Vasquez at Tako Sushi in Mississauga on February 22, 2014 where the Philippine Artists Group of Canada joined them with their families. The celebration...

Philippine Artists Group marks 25th year

Philippine Artists Group marks 25th year

The downpour on the morning of Saturday June 22nd did nothing to dampen high spirits as a throng of art lovers flocked to the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in Scarborough to view the works of art exhibited at the Philippine Artists Group of Canada’s silver anniversary...

Opening the painting exhibit Sining in Ottawa

Opening the painting exhibit Sining in Ottawa

PAG in Ottawa, click here for more details Opening the painting exhibit Sining were Amb. Gatan, Mr. Daniel, Mayor Watson and Mr. Masalunga. Capturing the essence of the Filipino people and their traditions, the works of Rolly Abarilla, Jun Afable, Teody Asuncion,...

Remembering Dr Jun De Villa

Remembering Dr Jun De Villa

By Nerissa Coronel-Pineda Paintings of flowers by PAG members for the late Dr. Jun de Villa. PAG members, standing from left: Herand Abordo, Frank Tonido. Omel Masalunga, Marissa Corpus, Nelia Tonido , Cobie Cruz , Frank Cruzet and Nerissa Silva. Sitting: Jun Afable,...

PAG Remembers Dr. Jun de Villa

PAG Remembers Dr. Jun de Villa

PAG Remembers Dr. Jun de Villa Once a year, in celebration of Philippine Independence Day, the Philippine Artists Group of Canada puts on a 2-week exhibition of their new paintings. This year’s show runs from June 19 to 30 at the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and...

PAG honors ‘Toronto’ in art show

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,...

Philippine Artists Group to exhibit works in Manila

Philippine Artists Group to exhibit works in Manila

TORONTO–The Philippine Artists Group of Canada (P.A.G.), the Toronto-based artist group in Ontario composed of artists of Philippine origin, is going to the Philippines for the first time in its sixteen years of history for an art exhibition. The show, entitled...

ON-the-spot PAG 2002 exhibit at Cedar Ridge

ON-the-spot PAG 2002 exhibit at Cedar Ridge

Philippine Artists Group 2002 Exhibit. Some of the artists on exhibit are from left clockwise guest, visiting artist from the Philippines, Joseph Clavier, Tony Leyco, Frank Cruzet. Artists & friends from left standing: Levvi Camacho, Jomedi “Joey” Rollo, Rocille...

Sketching with Dr Solon de Guzman – PAG 2001

Sketching with Dr Solon de Guzman – PAG 2001

WORKS OF ART: Dr Solon Guzman (third from left) is shown with fellow members of the Philippine Artists Group of Canada (from left) Frank Tonido, Tony Leyco, Toots Quiachon, Romi C. MananQuil, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Marifi Leynes (guest), and Omel Masalunga after a still...

PAG Anyo 1st portrait show

PAG Anyo 1st portrait show

Standing from Left: Antonio Dun Luna, Frank Cruzet, Tony Leyco, Toots Quiachon, Art B. Cunanan. Seated: Rudy Leyco, Carol Platon-Villasanta, Jhun Ciolo Diamante and Romi C. MananQuil. "ANYO" is a Pilipino term, which means appearance or likeness, and it is also the...

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