Vigan artists hold artworks exhibit

VIGAN CITY, — At least 31 artists displayed their art works at the Vigan Heritage Village here as their contribution to the recent National Arts celebration.

The exhibit, which ran for 10 days, was an annual event that the University of Northern Philippines’ fine arts students, teachers, and alumni hold to celebrate National Arts Month.

Artist Ingrid Rhodora Panganiban said artists worked on various themes ranging from climate change, how to avoid unhealthy lifestyle to scenes of Ilocos heritage, antiquity and culture and local color.

“The exhibit (was) a ‘fashion show’ for the artists. (Instead of clothes) their creative works were under the spotlight,” she said.

Displayed in one of the ancestral houses here, the exhibit gave life to the usually stern structure.

An on-the-spot painting contest at the Heritage Village was also conducted as part of the celebration. (From the report of Nila O. Argel, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur)