Friday, August 26, 2011

Born This Way

Nowadays, people love to fight for their right to be different. We all want to stand out, be unique and more importantly, be loved, accepted and respected for who we are. And that is the very reason why Brush Strokes, (an art group led by Marq Herrera with JM Esteban, Leee Caesar Atas, Cynthia Vera-Faren, Joanne Gancita, Francis Zamora and Chris Marie Dumasis), which does thematic exhibits, thought of such a concept.

Not to mention the fact that Lady Gaga gave us again the power to empower ourselves, to be proud of our totality as well as of our imperfections being human. From the odd ones to the gays and lesbians, people with disabilities and all the misfits of the world, Brush Strokes partnered with SM Mall Bacolod to reach out to those who want to belong that they are not alone. And that through art, Brush Strokes fights with you from here on to the very end.

Last August 22, 2011, SM Event Center became not only a venue for an art exhibit but became a place of advocacy and purpose. Brush Strokes’ Creator and Curator Marq Herrera transformed the area of entertainment into something fun, festive and fresh by using metallic balloons of magenta gold and silver from GiggleBugs as decors. The balloon popping ceremony was led by Miss Lovelyn dela Cruz, first lady of Don Salvador Benedicto, Mr. Rafael “Paeng” Paderna, Bacolod Art Scene’s veteran and formidable artist and by Bascon cafe’s charming owner Ms. Marili Bascon-Gonzaga.

The program was a delight due to the performance of the Maskara Theater Ensemble of the University of St. La Salle’s Born this Way ala Glee Presentation and of the powerful voices of Tanya Diamante and Geraldine Fantilaga that really captured the attention of the crowd. The host of the event was Kriss Jan Dumasis.

Brush Strokes would like to thank the following: BHTV Channel, GMA Bacolod, Rosco Martin Cofreros, Charlene Mae Tupas, Alyssa Louise Lozanes, Jerome Corugda and Neil Patrick Begasa. Thank you to all our families and friends who graced our event and made Born This Way truly an event to remember.

Brush Strokes exhibit is at SM East Bridgeway until August 31, 2011.

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