Zambo encapsulated in Ateneo art exhibit PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 November 2015 14:36

How do we capture the spirit of Zamboanga?  How do we pin down a city constantly evolving?

The Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts invites the public to the opening of Zipcode 7000, an art exhibit bythe Cabatofamily, one of Zamboanga’s established families, at 11am at the Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago in Ateneo de Zamboanga University-Salvador campus in La Purisima on December 1st, 2015.

One of the activities lined up for this year’s Ateneo Fiesta celebration from November 30 to December 6, the exhibit is the Cabato family’s first creative collaboration to provide a personal response to the ortgeist (spirit of the place) of Zamboanga. Introspective and relatable, the works unravel more than just a city treasured for its iconic landmarks and beautiful landscapes. Like a commemorative diary, it gives light to one perspective of living in Zamboanga.

Although each member of the family stems from different fields of interest, the main thread that weaves all their works together is a common rootedness to their hometown, bringing in choice ingredients of what makes Zamboanga the family’s comfort zone. Cabato family patriarch Jun captures landscape photos of his favorite spots at the local golf resort. Nene experiments the unfamiliar blend of watercolor and paper quilling to create compelling and intricate reliefs.    Rene merges clouds and water through his photographs on reflections. Mike lights up x-ray films redefining creative science. Ja fills the space with a kite installation amidst her paintings on endemic birds. Neil showcases his graphic designs inspired by iconic Zamboanga symbols. Regine shares insights of places in Zamboanga through her poetry. Lizette debuts one of her personal illustrations.

Also on display during the exhibit are supplementary products such as postcards and coloring books bearing the artworks that will be put up for sale.Proceeds from the sales will go to Ateneo’s Recovery and Assistance Program (RAP).

Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday, 9 to 6PM and Saturday, 8AM-12N. The exhibit will run until January 16, 2016.