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18/06/2010: Ceramic Pottery and Sculpture Exhibit Caps Month-Long Commemoration of Philippine Independence in Washington, D.C.

Ceramic Pottery and Sculpture Exhibit Caps Month-Long Commemoration of Philippine Independence in Washington, D.C.

18 June 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. Ambassador Willy C. Gaa sounds the gong to open the exhibit of ceramic pottery and sculpture by acclaimed artist Hadrian Mendoza.  Entitled “Carabao,” the ceramic pottery and sculptures were shipped from the Philippines and used indigenous materials.   Mendoza received the prestigious Anne and Arnold Abramson award for Excellence in Ceramics in 1997 from the Corcoran School of Art in DC and is the recipient of the Toyota Foundation Grant Award in 2007.  “Carabao” capped the month-long commemoration of the 112th anniversary of Philippine Independence in Washington, D.C.  Also in the photo are Madame Linda Gaa and artist Hadrian Mendoza. END