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April 16, 2013


Eastern Visayas Group of Artists
NCCA Gallery
633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila
17 April to 17 May 2013

NCCA Gallery presents “Sinirangan,” a group exhibit by Eastern Visayas artists, which include Raul Isidro, Armando Tolesa, Val Villanueva, Aristotle Ventures, Carlos Barandino, Danny Celum, Eduardo Labana, Gonzalo Ostulano, Jun Salurio, Melanio Olanio, Melvin Roxas, Oliver Ostulano, Rex Ecal, Romano Rosalado, Rustom Villamor Jr., Simeon Rodriguez, Wilmon Potente, & Florence Cinco,

SINIRANGAN, meaning the East, is a word laced with direction and power. It is where the rising sun comes from, marking the dawn at the end of a long dark night. It is from the East where Christ will come from and why churches face the east traditionally. It stands for the beginning and rising of hope.

The Eastern Visayas is a region of beginnings as well. It is where the famous Tinikling dance originated from. It was the first region that accepted the Spaniards but also the first to bear arms against them. It is also where General MacArthur landed during World War II bringing along considerable reinforcements against the Japanese, which marked the end of the occupation and the beginning of independence.

Sinirangan and the Eastern Visayas Group of Artists bring about a new era in Philippine Art from the point of origin, promises and dreams.

Sinirangan opens at NCCA Gallery 17 April 2013. The exhibit is on view until 17 May 2013. Gallery Hours: 9:00 AM- 5:00PM Monday to Friday. Saturdays, Sundays and other Holidays, by appointment. For details about the exhibition you may contact the following: Ethel Buluran (MTTH) and Mimi Santos (MWF) Tel. Number 5272212 or email us at or visit our website at NCCA Gallery is a non-stock non profit gallery located at G/F NCCA Building, 633 Gen Luna. St. Intramuros, Manila (behind San Agustin Church).