A group of Dumaguete-based artists in collaboration with the Mariyah Gallery bring to the fore an exhibition called “Anonymous Animals: Metaphor, Myth, Magic, and Reality” to celebrate the National Arts Month which will open at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery in Intramuros, Manila on February 12, 2019.

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Thirteen artists embark on awakening their anonymous animals. They present art pieces that are informative and engaging, interesting and telling. They tell stories honed out of personal mythology, folk tale, empirical experience, history and travel – and the imaginary, magical, religious reality.

And in the process, artists channeled through various interpretations of the theme and explored different usage of materials; and given flexibility of engagement regarding the choice of ideas for the artists to present – by picking up a term from the theme as a point of departure for their idea or ideas of subject matters; and even opt to immerse into a more comprehensive and in-depth interpretation of the whole theme itself.

Anonymous Animals is a traveling art exhibition.  The first Anonymous Animals Exhibition was held in 2011 and the recent one in 2018 at the Ariniego Art Gallery located inside the Silliman University campus.

The participating artists are Jana Jumalon Alano, Hersley Casero, Amelia Duwenhoegger, Sharon Dadang-Rafols, Raz Salvarita, Rianne Dawn Salvarita, Danni Sollesta, Kitty Taniguchi, Michael Teves, Iris Tirambulo, Babbu Wenceslao, Karl Witllin, and Alma Zosan.

Established in 1992, Mariyah Gallery is a member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts- National Committee on Art Galleries.  It is dedicated to the promotion and development of the arts and culture in the city of Dumaguete and the province of Negros Oriental.

For details about the exhibition please contact NCCA Gallery Secretariat at 527-2192 loc. 324 & 328 Monday to Thursday between 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM or email us at nccagallery09@gmail.com ; gallery@ncca.gov.ph