Regular readers may have noticed that generally I keep posts on this blog vague with regards to family and personal life. On rare occasions, there are opportunities to share stuff on the blog that intersects what we usually write on Zerothreetwo and family life.
Today, we want to let you know about Escaño: A Family Portrait. It’s an exhibit that shares a little bit about the storied history of the Escaño family. Full disclosure, this writer happens to be proud part of that family.
“Paintings of family members by Martino Abellana and other artists are being exhibited, as well as original black & white photos of Old Cebu and Artistic shots by Mamerto Escaño, one of the eldest sons of Don Fernando Escaño. For many years, photography was Dr. Mamerto Escaño’s mode of artistic expression, and he had his own darkroom and studio in his house in Arlington Pond. An avid amateur photographer, he travelled extensively around the Philippines and other parts of the world in search of photo opportunities even until his later years.
The ribbon cutting was done by Mr. Michel Lhuillier and there was a book signing on the book, Escaño: A Family Portrait by Resil Mojares.
The exhibition also includes a tribute to Consuelo ‘Pet’ Misa whose death anniversary falls on the 30th of July. Pet was one of the people who made the latest Escaño book project possible. The book was printed shortly after she passed away.
The exhibition is on going until the 6th of August 2015. 856 G Gallery is located at 856 A.S. Fortuna St. Banilad Mandaue City Cebu. For inquiries, you may contact Pia at 0917 626 0203.”