October 22, 2021

Lucky Life

Arts Fanatics

Among Palm Springs and Bacolod City

3 min read

Even before the hard lockdown, Dr. Orlando Canlas and area artist Tey Sevillano have been busy searching for a room to make into a gallery and studio for artists. Their objective was to make an art collective that can support the group have a sustainable revenue though practicing their craft.

Artfull Gallery is now open up at the Montelibano Flats in Lacson-18th Streets. House to creators of art, the gallery will also household a café lounge, collab store, workshop areas, and artists’ studio.

I contact Dr. Canlas “Obee” due to the fact I’ve satisfied him way back again when he was opening his Angel Burgers’ franchise in the island, alongside one another with his hubby Peter Meehan. A 24-hour coffeeshop diner was later added to the company. Then, soon after settling in a new residence in Eroreco Subdivision, I missing monitor of them considering that I was busy travelling back again and forth to Paris. I would see a put up or two of them having fun with Palm Springs in the US but that was about it.

Masked (l-r) Dr. Obee Canlas, Chita Reyes, and Coffee Culture’s Thomas Sproten center picture, millennials Pio and Jamie came in their vogue gear proper, AAB-N artists*
Bacolod’s Artfull Gallery + Cafe at Lacson Avenue*
Artfull Gallery’s resident artists (from remaining) Tey Sevillano, Vicky Jasper, Dr. Orlando Canlas, Maymay Camarines, Beto Tiano, and Ramon de los Santos*

And then, I bought a contact from Obee, indicating that he’s in town and would like to invite me to the opening of this art gallery.

Effectively, Dahlinks, I’m really amazed with what I’ve seen in this Artfull Gallery. I was specified a whirlwind tour by Obee himself due to the fact I was finicky with crowds in air-con environments and required to leave quickly following taking some modern society photos. I was introduced to the five other resident artists moreover Dr. Canlas himself, who is into fluid acrylics and resin art. There was Tey Sevilleno (mosaics, watercolours, printmaking), Vicky Gaspar (oil, acrylics, pastels), Beto Tiano (abstracts in watercolors and acrylics), Ramon De Los Santos (sculpture), and Mayday Camarines (pastels, oil, portraits).

Compared with the standard “avant-garde” galleries that dominate Bacolod’s art scene, I was taken care of to a lot of outdated style Amorsolo-impressed items in oil on canvas. I also identified refreshing the bucolic is effective that reflect character which is threatened now by the world’s local climate modify.

Unmasked coosome twosome middle, Dr. Canlas’ set up “1,000 wings” proper, “Kite Builder” oil on canvas by Maymay Camarines*
Tey Sevilleno mosaic “Sway” center, Rodney Martinez’s “Flowers and Ferns” pastel correct, “Transporter” oil on canvas by Maymay Camarines*
Ramon De Los Santos’ terra cotta bas relief on acrylic-painted canvas “Tumbang Preso”*

Dr. Orlando Canlas has been residing in between Palm Springs, California and Bacolod Metropolis for the past 15 many years. A retired dentist, Dr. Obee served artists in Bacolod by supporting events, such as ArteKalye, the Artwork Association of Bacolod-Negros, and the AAB-N Gallery and Café at the Artwork District.

I’m optimistic of what Artfull Gallery will provide in their café and store. They program to assist nearby producers of espresso, breads, and veggies. The store has currently commenced selling merchandises like luggage, masks, and mugs with artworks. Thank you, Obee, for giving Bacolod a different side in showcasing art!

My Prayer: Still I am normally with you you keep me by my suitable hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will acquire me into glory. Psalm 73:23-24, NIV*

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