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Butuan art groups stage pro-environment exhibit

By GBC Photos Gerald Rago

Butuan artists once again join forces for an art exhibit. This time it’s for the love of the environment. Entitled CARAGASCAPE II: KINAIYAhan, the event is a sequel from last year’s exhibition staged by Likha-Karaga.

The art exhibit aims to appreciate the intricacy and beauty of nature; and raise further awareness to sustainable actions on environmental conservation and preservation. This exhibit evokes responses that will allow us become more responsible to our human relationship with the environment.

Accepted or not, the current environment condition roots from our behavior. As the real worth of the environment needs no further explanations, we (humans) have to take our part before we pay for the high price.

On the other hand, the power of art is limitless and can never be underestimated. If pen is mightier than sword, so are the strokes of every artist in canvases and the edges of a sculpture. Art can speak emotions between the artist and the viewer. It can even gather all men and women and facilitate dialogue to act on the important topics in our current time.

It is in this confidence that Butuan City’s prime visual art groups, Likha-Karaga and Guhit-Pinas Agusan forged this collaborative effort through the vital role of art with the important matters that needed actions in our community. Participating artists are from various places in Caraga and nearby places.

Every artwork presented in the exhibit has its story. Aesthetically beautiful and vibrant as they seem, these masterpiece can be far cry from the simple or bright and colorful scenes, if well-observed. Indeed, a moment to bring an issue to light as one unfolds its reality.

With this environmental-cause exhibition, we are all privilege to witness and share information of the stories captured and told through creative expressions so we can all be inspired to love the nature and be compassionate to every creation in our planet.

CARAGASCAPE II: KINAIYAhan runs from February 1-9, 2020. All artworks are open for public view at Robinsons Place Butuan, North Atrium.

GM Licong, Cris Tamis, Resty Sala, Goy Candelario, Ronnie Rudinas, Bada Torralba and cartoonist Omar Arellano are some of the notable Butuan artists joining the show.

Anoy Catague and Ryan Novo travel straight from Davao and Tandag respectively to showcase their works.

Young Butuanon artists are also slowly carving their mastery into the limelight like Jojo Pablo, King John Rosales and Shayne Perez.

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