Colors of Freedom at Makati
Colors of Freedom at Makati
A Celebration of Nationalism and Heroism in Makati
(Colors of Freedom post buzz article)
June 10, 2011 marked the launch of the Colors of Freedom at Makati held at the Ayala Triangle Gardens with the unveiling of the 48 sqm 3D art expression of the Philippine Flag with graphics depicting different moments in our history, an art exhibit consisting of 8 stations featuring important stories behind our flag giving everyone a chance to rediscover what it truly means to be a Filipino and remember the history of our freedom.
To honor the heroism of Jose Rizal in the commemoration of his 150th birth anniversary, three of Makati Central Business District's underpasses were transformed into art galleries showcasing different symbolisms of patriotism centered on our national hero. In partnership with the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), each underpass now becomes more than just a pleasurable walking experience, but a journey to artistic renditions of Rizal.
Works of various contemporary Filipino artists like Raymond Legaspi, Juanito Torres, Baguio-based Leonard Aguinaldo, sculptor Michael Cacnio, National Artist Benedicto Cabrera or better known as BenCab were unveiled in Legazpi, Sede&;ntilde;o, and Salcedo underpasses with distinct themes for each. Remembering Rizal in Legazpi showed various depictions of the national hero, Rethinking Rizal in Sede&;ntilde;o highlighted critical renditions of him, and Reviewing Rizal at Salcedo displayed imagery that pertained to his works and ideals.
The launch was graced by Cong. Monique Lagdameo, Coun. Tosca Puno-Ramos, and the chair of National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Prof. Felipe de Leon, and Atty. Ramoncita Reyes who is a great granddaughter of Rizal's sister, Saturnina, who were welcomed by Ayala Land President, Antonino Aquino and Vice President, Meean Dy.
A concert staged under the stars was the highlight of the celebration featuring world-class Filipino performers Bituin Escalante, FILharmoniKA Orchestra and musical director Gerard Salonga.
Continuing the fun-filled celebration, on June 11 people from all ages were preoccupied with workshops offered at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Families enjoyed kiddie gardening sessions with horticulturist Teacher Ruel, theatrical storytelling by Trumpets, paper plane folding by Mr. Yoshinori Nishihara of Japan Foundation, and paper plane flying and sketching contests.
With all these activities that families and friends, young and old surely enjoyed, Ayala Land truly paid tribute to Filipino heroism through this world-class celebration of Philippine Independence showcasing the continuing vibrancy of Makati.
To catch weekend tours of exhibit and underpass galleries which will run until July 31, please email email@example.com.
The Colors of Freedom celebration was an event presented by Ayala Land in partnership with Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida, Ayala Center, BPI, Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Collezione, Japan Foundation, and Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes.