Tarlac Artists’ First Camp “Identity” Art Exhibit

By Bianca Marie France E. Viadan 

CAMP “IDENTITY” ART Exhibit is the first contemporary art movement of the Philippines. It is an exhibit expressing oneself through art that connects people. 

Identity art exhibit is an exhibition showcasing 31 talented artists of Tarlac Province, from amateur to professional Artisans, such as Mr. Carlo Ramos Dizon, who is a passionate artist-entrepreneur specializing in mixed media arts, wherein his art is an influencer of saving the environment, women empowerment, youthful innocence, community, and spirituality. Another amazing Artisan, Ms. Baby Rodriguez, who mainly uses acrylic, is fascinated with nature and the under-appreciated beauty in simplicity as days have gone by. Ms. Rodriguez successfully launched her first solo exhibit in 2019 and sold more than half of her work and has gotten numerous commission projects.

These participating artists came from different fields – some were young artists, students, and employees. This exhibit was organized by a Tarlaqueña artist herself, Ms. Melissa Yeung Yap, after the City of Tarlac held an art competition in the province. This event has given these artists an opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through their artworks, which can inspire others artistically and touch people’s hearts. 

Their beautiful creations were currently displayed at Diwa ng Tarlac due to the limited space of Museo ng Tarlac. Diwa ng Tarlac is located at Romulo Boulevard in Tarlac City beside the Tarlac Capitol and near the prestigious school of Tarlac State University. The exhibit is open to the Public and free of charge. The current theme “IDENTITY” of the exhibit will be replaced on the 20th of August to give way to the new batch of masterpieces by the participating artists. 

Daily Battle
(Top Left) Infinity Koi I / (Bottom Left) Infinity Koi II
(Middle) Murdered in Cold Blood / (Right) Hopeful Dreams

You can show your support to these local artists by promoting the exhibition or by purchasing some of their artworks. You may also visit the exhibition from Tuesday to Friday from 0900H to 1500H, or every Saturday from 1000H to 1700H except Mondays and Holidays. 

Remember that art is not only a mix of colors, sculpted woods, clay, glass, and irons, but a masterpiece made by one’s heart. It does not matter if it is made of anger, sadness, longing, happiness, or love; what really matters is how someone’s masterpiece can change someone’s perspective on life. 

Source: Diwa ng Tarlac Information, Tarlac Tourism Museo ng Tarlac Office and Tarlac Art Fair Facebook Page

Bianca Marie France E. Viadan , Operations Management. Born on the 2nd day of October year 1990, eldest daughter of 2 and currently residing at Tarlac City. Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. A Philippine ARMY reservist graduated in Advance ROTC. Traffic Control Room Specialist at SCTEX base. Fond of writing poems, short stories, reading, photography, singing, and playing the guitar. Ambivert loves to travel and discover nature. Forgiving and friendly in nature.

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