21/02/2013: AGANA PCG AND GUAM FILIPINO ARTISTS (GFA) CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE OPENING OF THE 12TH MONTHLY ART EXHIBIT
The exhibit area before the ribbon cutting ceremony
Acting Head of Post, Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxlian (extreme left) led the ribbon cutting ceremony. Joining him are (L-R) Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes of the 32nd Guam Legislature, featured artists Ms. ChristiAnne Mahilum and Ms. ChatRose Mahilum, Guam Filipino Artists President, Mr. Rolly Zepeda, and Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz of the 32nd Guam Legislature.
The Philippine Consulate General and the Guam Filipino Artists (GFA) celebrated Valentine’s Day with the opening of the 12th Exhibit of the Guam Filipino Artists (GFA) at the Philippine Consulate General on Thursday, 14 February 2013. The exhibit which features a mother and daughter team of GFA artists, Ms. Chat Rose Mahilum and Ms. ChristiAnne Mahilum, will run until 28 February 2013.
An active member of Guam Filipino Artists, Ms. Chat Mahilum holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from the University of the East and a Degree in Bookkeeping and Accounting from the International Business College in Tamuning, Guam. She is currently working at Core Tech International Corporation as Human Resource Supervisor. Her paintings frequently depict exquisitely detailed renderings of petals and leaves of her favorite subject, flowers.
On the other hand, Ms. ChristiAnne Mahilum graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She is new in the art scene, but tested her feet in charcoal, graphite pencil, pastel, watercolor and oil. Three of her artworks on display were funded by the Guam Council of the Art and Humanities Agency (CAHA) in 2006.
The exhibit of Mahilums showcases a collection of oil, pastel and water color paintings. Subjects include scenery, flowers, portrait and still life.
It also includes heart-shape colorful crocheted throw pillows made by Ms. Chat Rose Mahilum.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Acting Head of Post, Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian, Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz and Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes of the 32nd Guam Legislature and Mr. Rolly Zepeda, President of the Guam Filipino Artists.
The opening of the exhibit was also highlighted by the turn-over of Guam Filipino Artists (GFA) to the Philippine Consulate General of a check amounting to USD 300.00 as GFA’s donation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha).
Photo shows the President of the Guam Filipino Artists, Mr. Rolly Zepeda (4th from R), handing over the check donation to Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxlian (4th from L). Joining them are members of the Guam Filipino Artists and Post’s Finance Officer Ms. Bernadette Galura (2nd from R).