3 Zamboangueñas art works joined art exhibit in Rome, Italy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:00

Artistic works of three local artists, Lorna Fernandez, Amihan Jumalon, and Jana Jumalon-Alano were displayed at the Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi in Rome,  Italy last  June 15 to 18, 2011.  Dubbed, “BAE Mindanao,” it presented the women artists of Mindanao as part of the Philippine 113th Independence Celebration in Italy.

The highly successful exhibit was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Rome in cooperation with the Philippine Independence Day Association (PIDA) composed of the various Filipino communities in this country.  Coordinated by Mabel Guia Acosta, the art event got the full support of  Philippine Ambassador to Italy Romeo Manalo, Musei Pigorini Director Vito Lattanzi, and Counsellor in the City Counsel for Asian Migrants (Rome) Romulo Salvador.

Aside from the 3 Zamboangueña women, it featured also the works of Cynthia Alexander, JulieLlluch, Michelle Lua, Lea Padilla, Karen Gamalinda, CasianaTorralba,  Ku Gamalinda, Elena Gamalinda,  Lea Prima, Emma Prima, Farrah Grace Estabaya, Onanoy Saway Estrada, and Salima Saway Agra-an.

To ensure more meaningful celebration of this important historical event, PIDA and the Philippine Embassy organized other series of events that highlighted the rich Philippine culture and to stir the national pride of the Filipino migrant community in Rome and the rest of Italy.  There was the Independence Day Ball at the Ergife Palace Hotel, Thanksgiving Mass at the Basilica di Santa Pudenziana, and the Kalayaan 2011 Program at the Piazza Ankara.

"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" - Psalm 27:1