19 September 2019- The Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully opened Art Trek 13’s fifth exhibit “Rewind” which was organized by Utterly Art Gallery. Utterly Art Gallery’s curator and owner, Dr. Keng Hock, decided to exhibit its Philippine art collection which he referred to as “rare gems from many years ago.” Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap, in his remarks, agreed with Dr. Keng Hock that these paintings are indeed Philippine treasures as they are reflective of the country’s rich cultural heritage.
The art works of the following contemporary and world-renowned Filipino artists were featured in the exhibit: Mariano Ching, Kiko Escora, Fernan Escora, Michael Cacnio, Jeho Bitancor, Pandy Aviado, Melvin Culaba, Rendy de la Cruz, Norman Dreo, Juan Alcazaren, Randy Solon, Pedro Garcia, Kris Soguilon, Angelo Tabije, Jonathan Joven, Kat Casapao.
Art Trek, which is already on its 13th year, is an annual event organized by the Philippine Embassy in collaboration with various Singapore galleries, to showcase and promote the works of Filipino artists. Through the years, it has become the centerpiece of the Embassy’s cultural diplomacy program and the only existing program from a Philippine Foreign Service Post that has lasted through the years. END