Solo visual art exhibit sold out in Bangladesh

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Solo visual art exhibit sold out in Bangladesh

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Boholano artist, Glenn Lumantao opened last Monday his painting exhibit titled, “Landscape of a Soul” at the Philippine Embassy in the Dhaka City, Bangladesh.

The sold out exhibit was attended by the Filipino Community in Bangladesh.

The exhibit showcases the artist’s new landscape series and his collections of Bohol religious and Spanish heritage.

This cultural event was in line with the Philippine Embassy and the Filipino community celebration of our Philippine Independence Day which was held earlier due to Ramadan.

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Cutting the ribbon was no less than His Excellency Ambassador Vicente Bevecio Bandillo and his Boholana wife Alma Apalisok Bandillo.

Ambassador Bandillo who is a longtime friend of Lumantao, personally introduced the artist to the crowd during his short talk.

Lumantao was travelling with the Loboc Children’s Choir delegations, headed by Lutgardo ”Gardy ”  Labad, who had a concert on a second night in Dhaka at the International Convention City of Bangladesh.

The first day was spent for a courtesy call in the morning at the Philippine Embassy, and a visit to the Home of Compassion, an orphanage which was founded by Mother Teressa in the afternoon, and an ocular inspection of the concert venue in the early evening.

The second day was spent by the Loboc Children’s Choir focusing on rehearsals for the concert in the evening.

The third day was spent for a dance and music workshop at the Shilpakala Academy. The dance workshop was facilitated by a Manila-based theater artist specializing the native Filipino Pangalay Dance Raymund “Rama” Marciada and a Boholano stage performer Jerry David Aguilar, while the choir delegation spearheaded the music workshop.

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In the evening of third day was the grandest event of the series, the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the five star hotel Le Meredien, where the Loboc Children’s Choir performed for the second time. The occasion was graced by all diplomats and diplomatic personnel in Bangladesh. It was the first time to happen in Bangladesh, and it took a Filipino spirit to take the initiative.

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The choir group spent shopping on the fourth day, and left Bangladesh before midnight.  Gardy, Rama and Aguilar stayed for two more days to arrange a future theater workshop at Dhaka University in October this year, while Lumantao open his exhibit on the fifth day, May 30. The exhibit will run until June 20, 2016.

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