• Marivic Rufino returns to Manila Pen

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    Becky Garcia

    Becky Garcia

    For several years now, I have been following the shows of my good friend, talented artist Marivic Rufino. This year, I again made sure to attend the opening of her latest solo exhibit at The Peninsula Manila dubbed Luminescence-Dreamscapes 2016.

    Creating a ripple of excitement among art and literary circles on February 2, the exhibit gathered Marivic’s growing Filipinos and expat followers who crave creative nourishment.

    Also seen were the country’s National Artists, influential society figures, media personalities, diplomats, bankers, businessmen and family friends of the artist.

    They were not disappointed as the artist unveiled peaceful, meditative and dreamy paintings of nature, as well as deja vu images of the past, present and future. She also experimented with mixed media on glass and canvas.

    Consul Tony Rufino, Ambassador Isabel Wilson, and Marivic Rufino

    Consul Tony Rufino, Ambassador Isabel Wilson, and Marivic Rufino

    Besides Mav’s artworks, also featured were poems by National Artist Virgilio Almario, which was translated by poet Marne Kilates. Marne added his own lyrical poem to match Mav’s “Bird of Paradise.” They had collaborated in the book Romanza, Rio Alma’s 38 short poems matching Mav’s 38 paintings. This exhibit continues their artistic collaboration.

    The soft practical art collection, which included one-of-a-kind screen dividers, lamps and furniture, was delightful and the colors are cool and happy!

    Part of the proceeds of the exhibit will benefit the Child Protection Network Foundation.

    To Mav, may you continue to inspire art lovers and patrons through your works! Congratulations!

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