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LOOK: Art in the Park takes another run for 15th-anniversary special edition

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Art in the Park returns this month for its 15th-anniversary special edition!

The “Art in the Park Online 2021: Special Edition” will be running from July 25 to August 1 and will feature over 10,000 artworks from 62 galleries, with no price tag going over PHP 70,000, according to its website.

For the upcoming special edition this weekend, the online art event will also be presenting four exhibitions and a variety of online activities.

It will also present “Gridlock,” a special exhibit of new paintings on canvas by noted Social Realist, Antipas Delotavo.

According to its website, the Gridlock is an abundance of stuff gather around figures of the common folk in Delotavo’s most recent artworks which are apparent in his over a four-decade career. A collage approach that tends to present disharmony shows meticulous visual detail.

Drawn out of his commitment to the study of this sector of nameless citizens that contribute to the nation, these seven new paintings continue his fascination of these characters that appear still — motionless as painted but also aloof and lost in thought.

Delotavo has been conferred with recognition in the Thirteen Artists Award (1990), Garbo sa Bisaya of VIVA EXCON (2012), and the Araw ng Maynila Patnubay ng Sining sa Pintura of the City of Manila (2005), among several other awards. He has also been a recipient of the French Government and the British Council’s travel grants. He has been part of numerous exhibitions, both in the Philippines and abroad.

Meanwhile, Leeroy New and Anna Bautista will take center stage during the Globe Platinum Hour, while Robert Alejandro will host a special session of the junior set during Globe Platinum Hour of Kids, slated on Saturday, July 31 at 10 AM.

Art in the Park Online 2021: Special Edition will also showcase Globe Platinum Hour for Kids, featuring teacher Robert Alejandro, on July 31 at 10 am. Rounding out this edition’s exhibition lineup is Adrift, presented by BPI Art Clips. The show features the pioneering techniques of Eugenia Alcaide in layered threadwork.

The upcoming special edition is the second Art in the Park event this year, after holding an “8 days of Art” back in February this year.

Since 2006, Art in the Park has gathered together a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and collectives.

An annual event organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Art in the Park supports MFPI in its mission to create awareness for the National Museum and its network.

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