LAOAG CITY, (PNA) –As the sunshine city of Laoag turned 50, at least 10 local artists here were inspired to showcase their talents for a cause, this time, to dedicate an eco-art exhibit for Laoag’s past, present and future.
Organized by the Laoag Eco-adventure Development (LEAD) Movement, who gave birth to sand boarding sports in the Philippines in cooperation with the City Government of Laoag, at least 10 artists created art from waste as they launched the first of its kind eco-art exhibit at the Laoag City hall auditorium on June 18-20.
Dubbed as, “Naglabas, agdama,masakbayan (past, present, future), the art show features various multi-media art forms, using recycled plastic wastes materials, tin cans, corrugated galvanized iron sheets, bottles, wake boards and animal skull among others.
Over the past 50 years, the small city of Laoag transformed itself into a vibrant city known for clean and green advocacy.
In fact, the city is now strictly implementing its BAYONG (Bring Along Your Own Natural Green Bag) ordinance which started since July 2014.
Said ordinance regulates the use of plastic bags and other materials made up of plastic as secondary packaging and totally bans the use of styrofoam packaging.Backing this move, exhibit hopes to create more public awareness on how to transform wastes into beautiful art form for a sustainable future.
The artists who participated in the event are: Margo Rae Alesna, Rizaldie Altuna, Carl Martin Aragones, Khervin John Gallandez, Gerome Malbas, Marc Nicolas, Dexter Robiñol, Janer Santos, Juan Elani Tulas and Marvin Xavier Vea.