Richard Quebral’s “Mang Eric’s Kawaiian Island Creations” – Art in the Park featured work
Manila, Philippines – As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread – as of this writing, the confirmed cases in the country have jumped to 24 – live events are being canceled or postponed. This year’s Art in the Park, which was initially scheduled on 15 March 2020, has, sadly, followed the pack.
The organizers behind Art in the Park, Philippine Art Events Inc., said, “We were looking forward with anticipation to another successful edition of Art in the Park. However, in consideration of the recent advisories by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH), we feel that pushing through with the event would be irresponsible.
“We hope to reschedule Art in the Park to later this year,” whose longtime venue has been the Jaime Velasquez Park at Salcedo Village in Makati City.
Since 2006, the annual Art in the Park has been gathering together a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and art collectives to participate; each group offers artworks at more affordable price points – no more than P50,000 per artwork – which makes the exhibition more attractive to many first-time art collectors and enthusiasts.
Its artworks range from various paintings, prints, and photographs to sculptures and new media.