Art for communities

The Davao chapter of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Pinas spread the art love last weekend as they held their first major exhibition for the benefit of the Badjao community in the city.

The exhibit, called Unang Badlis, held at the Got Heart Gallery of The Peak in GMall Davao, showcased the art pieces of the young artists of the group who skillfully made use of graphite pens, charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolor, color pencil, soft pastel, and even simple ballpoint pens to create vivid images on canvas.

16badlis (2)Rey Sugarol, president of GUHIT Pinas Davao, said that their group promotes the discovery, enhancement, and use of artistic talents as an act of involvement in common campaigns toward economic, political, social, environmental, moral, and spiritual development.

The group, which specializes on the visual arts, encourages young visual artists from all over the country to play their significant roles in the development of communities through art. GUHIT Pinas in Davao thrives in a Facebook group where they connect and share their experiences and ideas in making art; the group currently has over 2,000 members.

Sugarol said that most of their members are young professionals and university students who came to love art as their passion.

In the coming days, Sugarol said that the group is eyeing on holding live painting sessions in public spaces and exploring various themes relevant to the society.

“Art is our lives, and through it, the guild lives with a purpose,” the group said. (Jesse Pizarro Boga/MindaNews)