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Muslim and Christian Artists in Festival
« on: July 25, 2014, 03:32:20 PM »
Eid’l Fitr Festival features Muslim and Christian artists in Culture and Art exhibit
By Lily O Ramos
MANILA, July 23 (PNA)— This year, Eid’l Fitr Festival formally ends on July 28 for the Ramadan for Muslims around the world .

This means the culmination of Ramadan fasting to give way to activities such as visiting family and friends, partaking on traditional sweet dishes,giving gifts, using perfume, wearing new clothes and musical performances or cultural and art activities.

In Metro Manila, Muslims and Christians celebrate together the festival with the theme of “Unitas: Muslim and Christian Artists in One Exhibit” at the Galerie Joaquin Podium and the Podium Mall at Mandaluyong City.

”This is an upbeat chance for artists to work together in matters of culture and the arts. It should be a bonding event among brothers and sisters of Islam and Christianity in observance of faith and in the spirit of unity,” said Tito Umali of the Philippines, Europe & the Americas Department Tourism Promotions Board.

Umali added that the exhibit started on July 21 and will end on July 27 at the Galerie Joaquin Podium and the Podium Mall in Mandaluyong City.

The Eid’l Fitr Festival celebration is also one reason why the Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc., will feature art works that use not only Islamic but ecumenical and universal motifs and themes from the likes of National Artists Abdulmari Imao, Arturo Luz, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, as well as noted artists Toym Imao, Rameer Tawasil, Jamila Tamano, Dominic Rubio, Jovan Benito, and Aljo Pingol, according to Umali.

Popular and established fashion designers Len Cabili, Amir Sali Aluk, Patis Tesoro and Cora Manimbo are also featured with the Pangalay Dance from Tawi-Tawi.

National Artist Abdulmari Imao takes motifs from the traditions of the Islamic community with bold colorings, figures such as sarimanoks, gongs, and sails abstracted into geometric shapes and creative compositions reminiscent of long-established weaving and textile techniques.

Rameer Tawasil takes human figures through abstracts of a unique swirl of dynamic colors with Islamic patterns seen in the background in a unique meld of styles.

Prominent among those on display are those of National Artist Arturo Luz who abstracts the mosques and temples he saw in visits to ancient cities of Southeast and East Asia highlighted by his iconic “Cities of the Past” series where monuments of symbolic Christianity, Muslim, Hinduism, and even orthodox faiths are depicted.

Works by National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz are primarily in shades of green, a color most associated with Islam.

”This collaborative exhibition is an apt and fitting way to join the Muslim community in observing one of the most important days in the calendar.

"It is also a path to experience how Islamic and Christian culture can co-exist in an art forum,” said Umali. (PNA)

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