The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is partnering with Art in the Park, the country’s most popular and affordable art fair. Art in the Park is celebrating 15 years of champi-oning Philippine artistry with eight days of a virtual open house, featuring 60 exhibitors and over 6,000 artworks by hundreds of established and emerging Filipino artists.
The annual treasure hunt will exhibit artworks on an online platform (www.artinthepark.ph) from February 21 to 28, to allow art aficionados to access the artwork while properly observing health and safety protocols as Manila remains under general community quarantine.
“While there are changes with the way art exhibits are held these days, we still want our clients to get the best experience with this virtual art fair from the comfort of their homes. It’s about letting them re-connect with culture even as this pandemic has cut us off from the world and public spaces. Our clients can also enjoy special offers to make their Art in the Park purchases more feasible and flexible,” said Jenny Lacerna, BPI Head of Unsecured Lending and Cards – Product and Sales Group.
Spotlight on modern art
Art Verité Gallery, one of Manila’s leading art galleries today, is one of the exhibitors in this year’s Art in the Park. Specializing in Philippine and Southeast Asian contemporary and modern art, Art Verité actively promotes both its core established artists and prom-ising new local and international talents.
Art Verité is featuring seasoned artist Alee Garibay and new artist Jason Delgado. Both artists were chosen for their originality, creativity, skills, and wit in the visual narrative.
Garibay has received numerous awards for her works in oil and watercolor. She has been actively participating in group shows since 2005, and has dedicated herself to be-ing a full-time artist, consistently holding annual solo exhibitions. Her Disrupt 5 series plays with the feeling and state of disruption and suspension of order.
Meanwhile, Delgado was awarded the regional winner at the Philippine Arts Awards (Vi-sayas Selection) in 2020, and was participating in group exhibitions since 2016. Delga-do’s Compound Believe and How Much? is a take on Filipino beliefs and how these affect our daily lives.
BPI Credit Card clients can avail of exclusive offers for their Art in the Park purchases. BPI Mastercard Credit cardholders who are registered to the bank’s Your Wish is Our Command promo will qualify for a Php 100 electronic gift certificate for every minimum single-receipt straight purchase of Php 3,000. BPI Credit cardholders can also enjoy lighter terms on purchases worth Php 20,000 or more by converting straight payments into a 3-month installment plan at 0% interest. To avail of this SIP Loans Balance Conversion offer, cardholders can call (02) 889-10055 until March 15, 2021 and provide de-tails of their posted Art in the Park transaction.
BPI will also feature an exhibition that shines the spotlight on pottery, which is one of the best-selling categories of the annual art event. Titled BPI Art Clips, this special col-laboration will showcase a series of mini-documentaries that will highlight the works of Filipino pottery pioneers Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn and Joey de Castro.
Art in the Park benefits the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.
For more information, please visit the Art in the Park website and follow Art in the Park on Facebook (www.facebook/artinthepark) and on Instagram (@artintheparkph).