Close to 30 well-known muralists and artists are set to converge in this town on Saturday (April 22) for the first ever “Kulay Cavite Mural Festival” at the historic Aguinaldo Park.
Kawit as host town and local government partners comprising nine Cavite cities of Imus, Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Cavite, General Trias and Trece Martirez and the towns of Noveleta, Rosario and Tanza are staging the mural painting demonstration, exhibition and arts activities.
Kawit Tourism Officer Angelo Jarin Aguinaldo told PNA that the launching event “is among the town’s priorities in implementing heritage and arts activities besides taking pride as the seat of the historic proclamation of the country’s independence.”
Organizers said the event aims to promote the street art movement as a socially beneficial expression, leverage the art to augment the local tourism promotions and conserve the province’s cultural identity.
The “Kulay Cavite Mural Festival 2017” will be staged by the participating muralists and artists at the Kawit Aguinaldo Park beginning 5 p.m. on April 22 and then create murals on different locations in the 10 participating Cavite cities and towns on Sunday (April 23).
The public and art enthusiasts will be treated to an actual wall mural-making and demonstration by well- known Cavite and Manila-based muralists mostly known by their initials and art signatures BLIC, PICSTA, RPG, SIM, AnjoBolarda;
TRIP63, CHILL, KILLING WITHCUTENESS, Lee Salvador, ODER, APOK, Moks, ENJOY, QUATRO, EGG FIASCO, DR KARAYOM, ARAL CRU, Archie Oclos, ANG GERILYA, BVRN, AFK, Emil Yap, UNIKO, NEVS and WALRUS CREW.
Aguinaldo said the project is supported by the National Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Artists Welfare Project, CAP, TaskUs and arts sponsors and will be carried out by the project proponents-organizers Tanya Jizelle O. Pastor and Christian Ray A. Cresencio.
The Kawit tourism official also expressed optimism that Kawit’s pioneering street art movement would capture the interest among the youth, millennials and art enthusiasts.
He said organizers look forward to an increased art appreciation and awareness especially among the younger generation in local communities and establish a wider and stronger network of street artists for future community projects.
As parallel activity, free art workshops for high school student artists shall also be held in various municipalities, with the rich and colorful Cavite culture and history as inspiration for executing visual images for the workshop participants.(PNA)