June 6, 2023

Some 30 artists from at least five mediums will hold a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Luisa’s Café at Session Road during the second full moon of 2020 on Feb. 8.
The full moon was once said to be the cause of madness, thus the word lunatic from the word luna or moon.
“They will be coming from four art mediums,” said one of the lead organizers Kigao Rosimo, a sculptor, who will be joining Baguio and Cordillera artists in the show.
“Everybody is invited to join as long as they bring their artworks with them,” said Rosimo of the event called Ibagtit.
“Bagtit” is crazy in Baguio dialect, a mix of Ilokano, Pangasinense, Tagalog and even highland dialects.
The exhibit will be a cause-oriented event especially in mental health issues, thus the title that is also inspired by the Baguio Arts Festival last November 2019 entitled Ibagiw.
The show will have visual artworks like sculpture, paintings, photography, performance art, music and literature care of the Baguio Writers Group led by two-time Palanca awardee for poetry, Frank Cimatu.
The works will be displayed at the walls of the second floor of the café.
Photojournalists will also display their works.
Veteran painter Roland Bay-an is expected to join the event where performances will be made on particular days especially during the opening which is a Sunday.
Angelo Aurelio is expected to come out with performances not just during the opening day but also during Fridays of the month-long event where visual artists must bring their framed work.
Cimatu will lead the poetry readings that will have young poets under the BWG of which he is one of its advisers.
Expected to grace the event’s opening is national artist for visual arts, Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera and national artist for film, Kidlat Tahimik. – PNA