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03/06/2009: Art Exhibit Kicks Off Month-Long Commemoration of Philippine Independence in Greater Metro DC Area

03 JUNE 2009 WASHINGTON DC – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa (in suit) leads ribbon cutting ceremonies for Brown Strokes on a White Canvas at the Romulo Hall of the Embassy of the Philippines.  Eighteen Filipino and Filipino-American artists joined the exhibit which showcased oil paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed work.  The week-long exhibit – launched in partnership with the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc.(PAFC) and the Philippine Festival Committee - kicks off the month-long commemoration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at the Greater Metro DC Area.  Shown with the Ambassador are, from left:  Mrs. Erlinda Gaa, PAFC President Ador Carreon, and artist, Julian Oteyza. END

Filipino-American Art Takes Centerstage in Week-Long Exhibit at Philippine Embassy


03 JUNE 2009 WASHINGTON DC – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa raises with artist Ely Garcia one of the sculptures on display during the week-long exhibit Brown Strokes on a White Canvas at the Carlos P. Romulo Hall of the Embassy of the Philippines. The exhibit – launched in partnership with the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. and the Philippine Festival Committee - kicks off the month-long commemoration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence in the Greater Metro DC area. END