February 29, 2024

Forty-one female artists, led by national artist for film Kidlat Tahimik’s daughter-in-law, will be featured in an art exhibit at the Victor Oteyza Community Arts Space March 8.
Lissa Romero-de Guia, wife of Kidlat’s eldest son and namesake, will lead 40 other female artists in the show, “Be-ei: Being Her” an art exhibit that is a tribute to women.
Be-ei is the Ibaloy for women.
“The works of the women are the creative expressions of their introspection, a singular activity that is becoming rare because women multi-task and have many responsibilities other than herself,” Romero-de Guia said in a release.
The show that opens at 4 p.m. March 8 at the La Azotea, Session Road will feature works of Tara Lalaine Natividad, Solana Lim, Sheela Tabuno, Sakura Alangui, Raisa Pocais, Pam Reyes, Nona Garcia, Nida Dumsang, Mia Magdalena, Maya Racuya, Marlyn de Lazo Bulayo, Marj Olivete, Marissa Romero, Mare DC Gomez, Malaya Olivette, Malaya de Guia, Maela Liwanag Jose, Ma. Belen Macawili, Luisa Galang, Laurice Pocais, Kara Dandan Albano, Kelly Ramos, Kathy Bimuyag, July Rain, Joyce Mallare, Jo-anne Bray Siadto, Jessica Faye Marino, Jen Lorenzo, Ilene Carantes, Greta Apolinar, Freya Jadormio, Fatima Erasmo, Ella Pinder, Dumay Solinggay, Danielle Florendo, Dana Cosio-Mercado, Cynthia Dalisdis, China Valdez, and Bahare Hamide Kerdar.
Several art shows are scheduled to open this month including others that are all-women show.
On March 15, the family of the late Ben Hur Villanueva will stage a tribute to the sculptor who died late January.
“Ben Hur’s Baguio, Baguio’s Be-Hur” will feature some of the late artist’s work at the Café by the Ruins, an establishment was known as an artists hub.
One of Villanueva’s famous sculptures is the statue of Saint Aloysius de Gonzagaat Saint Louis University. – PNA release