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Shangri-La Plaza and ArtPh launch first-ever in-person group art exhibit, “Sibol”

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Art and culture hub Shangri-La Plaza has partnered with ArtPh for its first-ever in-person group art exhibit, “SIBOL,” at the East Atrium from February 05 to 15.

Curated by ArtPh co-founders art collector Lori Jurvida and television personality Christine Bersola-Babao, SIBOL presents the works of emerging and established artists. The exhibit features hyperrealist works from young and talented artists from various provinces like Neill Christian Simon Onza, a Cagayan-based artist who went viral for his contemporary take on Juan Luna’s Spoliarium, Nestor Abayon, Jr., an artist from Occidental Mindoro who earned praises for his painting of his farmer dad, and Jarren Dahan, a North Cotabato artist and a Fine Arts student at the University Of Mindanao who garnered attention also for his paintings of his farmer parents.

Other artists joining SIBOL are Eloy Muñoz who already had a previous sold-out solo online exhibit with ArtPh called “Kamay” and Sonny III Tolentino who is known for painting cityscapes and landscapes of his hometown Iloilo. Award-winning contemporary artist Ted Peñaflor IV who paints surreal images featuring clouds and nature on canvas is also part of the exhibit.


ArtPh, which started as an online fundraising auction, aims to support Filipino artists and enable their work to be more accessible to art collectors and enthusiasts here and globally through online auctions and exhibits. Its other two founders are broadcast journalist Julius Babao and motivational speaker and wealth coach Chinkee Tan.

“We’re happy to be partnering with Shang for our first in-person art exhibit as we share the same values and goals in better supporting local arts. This collaboration reaffirms ArtPh’s commitment to helping our talented homegrown artists by providing them a bigger platform where they can showcase their works to more people,” said Julius.

Celebrate Filipino artists this National Arts Month and visit SIBOL #FortheLoveofArtAtTheShang.

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