The opening of Sambolayang 2012 held yesterday at SM City GenSan was successful. Many visual artists from South Mindanao were present from the event. It's a three day event happening on September 24-26, 2012 that will help our local artists promote themselves. It is good to know that the local government of General Santos City is supporting the advocacy of preserving and promoting arts and culture in our region.
|Aerial shot of the exhibit at SM City GenSan Events Center|
"Sambolayang --- the first South Mindanao Visual Arts Congress and Collaborative Art spaces is a visual arts congress with intercommitte collaboration project which seeks to gather contemporary visual artists in South Mindanao with collaborative work among artists in dance, dramatics and music. The project is part of the committee on visual arts priority program of gathering as much information and data of existing and active artists in the locales of South Mindanao."
|Various visual artists from South Mindanao attended the opening ceremony|
|Kabpapagariya Dancers from Mindanao State University-GenSan|
|Ribbon cutting as initiated by Hon. Darlene Antonio-Custodio|
"South Mindanao is composed of Davao City and Davao Regions, Sarangani Province, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and General Santos City --- the host city. This project aims to be innovative and community based visual arts festival --- bringing everyone to South Mindanao art and artists. The project also celebrates and promotes the diverse talents of South Mindanao Contemporary Artists through unique collaborations and dialogue among peers and also from other genres. Two major components of the congress are the conference --- forum with workshops and discussions; and the South Mindanao Arts Exhibition."
This event is made possible by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Mindanao State University-GenSan, Kalimudan Culture and Arts Center, Kabpapagariya Ensemble: A Theater Production for Peace and Layag GenSan 2012; with the support of the local government of General Santos City and SM City GenSan.
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