Let’s travel back in time and revisit the 1930s. How? Attend The Printed Word: The Lost Art of Gabino Reyes Congson on September 6, Saturday, 10:30 AM at the 2nd Floor Function Room of Ayala Museum. The art exhibit organized by the Filipinas Heritage Library and Ayala Museum will run until December 2014. Regular admission to the lecture is Php 300. A discounted rate of Php 150 is given to students, teachers, and senior citizens.
But what’s going to happen, you may ask? It’s the exhibit of Congson’s illustrations and you can listen to the talk by writer, scholar and museum advocate Felice Prudente Sta. Maria.
Also Congson, is a graduate of Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning and Federal Schools, Inc. in the US. He illustrated popular covers for the Philippine Magazine from 1936 to 1941.
“Mr. Congson’s drawings of Manila street characters are noted for their keen observation and humor, and those who understand anything of art will admire the economy and efficiency of the means he employs in transferring what he sees and thinks to his sketch pad,” said AVH Hartendorp, publisher and editor of Philippine Magazine.
For more info, you contact the following at:
Facebook: Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Museum, Ayala Foundation
Tel. Nos.: (632) 759-8288 loc. 45 (Faye Cura) or 39 (Suzanne Yupangco)
Address: Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Makati City 1224, Philippines