Pasay recognizes six outstanding artists
In celebration of the National Arts Month, Pasay City recognized six outstanding artists for their contributions to the local arts and culture scene.
The awarding ceremony took place on February 27, 2023, during the weekly flag-raising ceremony where the Philippine flag was honored.
The six honorees were Arch. Pablo S. Antonio Sr. for his excellence in architecture, G. Albert E. Avellana, founder and owner of Avellana Art Gallery and former President of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, G. Jose Boy C. Capital, a visual artist and president and organizer of Lakbay-Kulay, Gng. Melinda Francisco-Cabanlong, a veteran artist of Malibay Cenaculo, G. Rafael Popoy Cusi, the country's leading watercolor painter, and Gng. Silvana Ancellotti-Diaz, the owner of Galleria Duemilla, the oldest art gallery in the Philippines.
Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Congressman Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Ding Del Rosario, councilors, and members of the Pasay City Historical and Heritage Commission led the awarding ceremony.
The event recognized the recipients' significant contributions to the local arts and cultural landscape and served as an inspiration to Pasayeños to promote and preserve their city's rich artistic heritage.