🌹✒🗞Press Release- Mujeres del Artes 4-Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo🗞✒🌹

CaCastillo, Participating Artist at Mujeres Del Artes Year 4 All-Women Group Exhibit for Women’s Month

Castillo, Participating Artist at Mujeres del Artes 4 Group Exhibit of ARTipolo Group

By Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo

In celebration of Women’s Month this March, ARTipolo Group spearheaded  by Mr. Pol Mesina, Jr., Founder organized a group art exhibition “Mujeres Del Artes 4” launched last March 6, 2022  at LeBlanc Hotel and Resort situated along Taktak Road, Antipolo City.

Dra. Chrisellie Guzik, Chairwoman of the group exhibit gave the Intoductory Remarks of the program citing the theme “Break the Bias” for this year’s Women’s Month celebration.

Present to grace the event was Antipolo City Vice Mayor Josefina “Pining” Gatlabayan as one of the Keynote Speakers. She commended ARTipolo Group for continuously promoting the Arts and mentoring young and aspiring artists. The Vice Mayor reiterated the need for us to instill in the minds of the public the important role of Arts in our culture and society. Gatlabayan also gave due recognition to gifted local women artists and their works.

Another Guest of Honor was Ms. Cyd Marquez, Director of Soroptimist International of Antipolo, the beneficiary of the event who gave another inspiring speech recognizing the atrtistic talent of local female artists and their special role in propagating the Arts.

Other Guest of Honor was Ms. Arlene Lipana, Strategic Advertising and Marketing Consultant, with Ms. Mikaela Ordas Hallare, Chief Operating Officer of LeBlanc Hotel and Resorit. Guest Artists include Ms. Susan Hassig, owner of Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant, Ms.Esang Besame, Batangas Artist, and Ms. Magel Cadapan, Sister Act, Inday and Caring, Curator who  also gave heartwarming speeches.

Present also during the exhibit opening were Ms. Bing de Jesus, Soroptimist International Past President, and Ms. Aya Dacanay,  from Soroptimist International of Antipolo.

In this time of the pandemic, people find creative ways to make themselves more productive while stating at home. One wonderful escape from daily stress brought about by this difficult times is painting or doing artworks. Some individuals were able to discover their hidden talent in arts and even made a business out of their hobbies.

One person who honed her skills and rekindled her love for Arts during this pandemic is Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo, Visual Artist, one of the Participating Artists who is also an Antipolo Writer and Poet. She now has her own art brand “Art Heals by Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo” and she just started selling her paintings last year. Her artworks have reached the far provinces of Bicol, Quezon, Pampanga, Samar, and Negros Occidental, Philippines. Castillo’s surreal paintings have been featured in different local and international art exhibitions such as Art Show Philippines, Luna Galleria Philippines’ TransMISSION International Virtual Art Exhibition, Luan Emotional Museum based in Mexico City, Mexico, and Delphian Gallery International Print Exhibition in London, UK.

Elizabeth also recently won a Rising Star Award from Talentila Foundation India’s International Virtual Art Contest 2022 in celebration of International Women’s Day for her surreal  painting “Tres Mujeres” in mixed media depicting women empowerment.

Her abstract painting entry for “Mujeres Del Artes 4” entitled “Orion” (top painting in orange) is now on display at the Reception Area of LeBlanc Hotel and Resort along with other works of her fellow artists.

All in all, the exhibit opening was a successful and unforgettable celebration of Women’s Month and inspiring camaraderie with ARTipolo Group Artists having a get-together after a long while because of the pandemic.

Visit LeBlanc Hotel and Resort and get a peek of a stunning and surreal display of eclectic works of art in different media. Upon entering the Reception Area, your eyes will feast on beautiful artistic expressions you wouldn’t want to miss. The exhibit runs until April 9.
Group photo of Participating Women Artists of ARTipolo Group with the Guest of Honors
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo with her painting “Orion” (top painting).

“Orion” (top painting) is now on exhibit at the Reception Area of LeBlanc Hotel and Resort in Antipolo City.

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