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Internationally-acclaimed brass sculptor and Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardee for 2006 Michael Cacnio brings his spectacular creations to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery for Brass Act: Michael Cacnio at 45.

Cacnio’s masterpieces have been featured in many galleries and exhibitions around the metro. He has teamed up with LEGO for one of his series in 2011, a luster of his brass-work contrasting with the plastic lego art. Lobo, another set of Cacnio’s sculptures exhibited in 2011, showcased the monochromatic streak of brass against the colorful and lively glass-like balloons that identify the series. ManilaArt 2014 was also graced by Cacnio’s creations.

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The creations flaunt their expressions through the elaborate body movements captured in the steely metal work though the human forms that make up the collection are largely faceless. The sombrero is present in most of the characters of his creation as well as the panyo and the saya of the females, giving Cacnio’s works a truly Filipino feel.

The Filipino spirit is also highlighted through the themes and details of Cacnio’s creations. The Filipino family takes the spotlight in his ‘Mother and Child’ and ‘Father and Son’ series. His Vendor series pays tribute to the Filipino worker – the magtataho, the sorbetero and other Pinoy maglalako.

Cacnio’s exhibition, will open on Monday, December 8, 2014, at the NCCA Gallery #633 General Luna Street, Intamuros, Manila. The exhibit will run until January 31, 2015. Gallery hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. By appointment during holidays.

For inquiries you may call (02) 527-2192 local 308 or send an e-mail to

Brass Act: Michael Cacnio at 45 is made possible by National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Fatima University Gallery, Our Lady of Fatima University, and The Artery Manila.



For more information, contact the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napenas at (632) 527-2192 or 0928-5081057; or email us at