14 September 2019- The opening of Art Trek 13’s third exhibit, Crossing Borders, was held at Di Legno’s new and cozy gallery located in the bohemian Kampong Glam enclave on 14 September 2019.
Di Legno curator and owner, Alyssa Ong, dubbed the exhibit “Crossing Borders,” which is very timely as the Philippines and Singapore celebrate the 50th anniversary of their bilateral relations. Di Legno featured the Filipino artist, Jayson Tejada, for this year’s exhibit. Jayson was able to convey his message of collaboration and cultural exchanges in a whimsical and light-hearted collection of bright contemporary artworks.
Ms. Ong is a valued supporter of Art Trek and Philippine art in general. In fact, Di Legno Gallery also supports artisans from Cebu, such as Mr. Vito Selma. The gallery showcased intricately-designed Vito Selma furnitures.
On behalf of the Philippine Embassy, Minister and Consul General Adrian Bernie C. Candolada conveyed the Embassy’s appreciation for a set of Vito Selma wall décor which was generously donated by Ms. Alysa Ong to the Philippine Embassy.
Art Trek, which is already on its 13th year, is a yearly event organized by the Philippine Embassy in collaboration with various Singapore galleries, to showcase and promote Philippine art in Singapore. This is the centrepiece of the Embassy’s cultural diplomacy program. END