Story and photos by MARK FRANCISCO
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- In its 2018 debut, Artsada Kagay-an, Inc. unveiled its nude-themed artworks at an exhibit at Limketkai 2/L East Concourse.
Various media were presented by the 13 artists that comprise Artsada – Lloyd Hinosolango, Mark Bailo, Jayson Labtan, Ryan Marc Arces, Mar John Sayson, Kahlil Dumagat, Ivy Marie Dalonos, Edgardo Palad, Alma Concepcion Parreño, Pie Garcia, Leah Grace Deatras, Hansley Domugho and Kristie Sabanpan.
The new officers of Artsada led by president Lloyd Hinosolango also took their oath during the occasion.
The VIPs who cut the ribbon and witnessed the exhibit’s Day One were Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Misamis Oriental Rep. Juliette Uy.
According to Sayson, Bare was conceived because nude “is an invitation to contemplate what beauty and perfection there is in the human form – our strengths, our individuality and uniqueness and our embodiedness.”
“Despite our diversity, it invites us to realize the similarities in the biology of our being and our oneness with this larger body called humanity. This is us, our glories and downfalls, our virtues and vices, our truths and lies, our perfection and flaws – bared for all to see,” Sayson said.