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Twin artists topbill Luisas Café exhibit

Two artists allowed themselves to reminisce and pay homage to their beginnings.

Baguio artists, Nicole Joy Morales and George Rosales opened the exhibit, “Letters to Childhood,” at Luisas Café, May 25, 2024, dedicated to their inner child.

Rosales said when they first conceptualized the exhibit, both agreed it would be personal “We want to offer it sa inner child namin ng partner ko sa exhibit. Nagkataon lang din na birth month namin pareho ang May, both Geminis, and we both have a very rough childhood.”

Rosales is a Baguio-based visual artist, art teacher, photo enthusiast and book illustrator while Morales started painting in 2017 and has since embraced the profession.

“This is my first two-man show after many group shows. My pieces here are influenced by surrealism and contemporary art,” Morales shared.

Letters to childhood will take you a journey to the reality of both Morales and Rosales, who have generously shared their life experience through their art.

The artists share their pieces reflect the innocence and wonder only kids can exude, offering their art to the children that they were and the children which surround them today.

Rosales said when teaching art, he has learned to be free and not to fear, “Teaching art to kids is also a therapy for me. People usually tell me na effective ako sa mga bata, and I realized I have a different approach sa pagtuturo. When I teach it’s as if I’m talking to my inner child. Ito yung naging inspirasyon namin para sa show na ito.”

Both Morales and Rosales are part of the Pasakalye Group of Artists.

The Luisa’s café exhibit offers close to 30 works by both artists and runs until June 25 and is under the program of the Ibagtit Artists.  Maria Elena Catajan

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