Following the success of the previous staging of a visual art exhibit by Filipino artists in the kingdom, the Philippine Embassy in Manama, Bahrain together with the Filipino Creatives Bahrain (FCB) and in partnership with the Filipino Club Bahrain, has once again organized another exhibition featuring 34 Filipino artists and more than 80 artworks with the theme “MaArt’e.”
The exhibition runs from September 10 to 25, 2019 at the Oasis Mall – Jufair, Manama, Bahrain under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid al Khalifa.
Filipinos in Bahrain Hold Visual Art Exhibit to Showcase Creative Skills and Talents
“MaArt’e,”which in Filipino means artistic, creative, exquisite and anything appealing to the eye, showcases the diverse talents of Filipino artists based in Bahrain and who come from different professional backgrounds, as shared in a report by the Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
With over 80 art pieces on display, the exhibit showcases the immense and diverse talent of the Filipino artists which include painters, sculptors, and photographers. Considering Bahrain as their home away from home, the artists draw inspiration from the beauty and their adoration of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
According to Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso Ver, the exhibit highlights the contribution of the Filipino artists to the Bahraini community, and it reflects their experiences and everyday life as being part of the Bahraini society.
At present, there are over 50,000 Filipinos living in Bahrain.
According to the Philippine Embassy, this event is one way for the Filipino community in Bahrain to “give back” what the Kingdom has positively influenced them as well as their families back in the Philippines.
Having events such as this provides Filipinos an avenue to express themselves and to communicate their emotions more than what they can (or cannot completely) express in words.
Also through the patronage of the Kingdom’s national rulers, Filipinos are able to feature their talents and skills not only to the locals in the Kingdom but also to an international audience composed of various nationalities living in Bahrain.
Furthermore, having an avenue for OFWs to express themselves creatively in a positive way for them to channel their energies and transform their feelings of loneliness or homesickness into something beautiful and positive for the whole community.
Great job to our kababayans in Bahrain! You have all made us proud! May this event be the start of something big for all of you and for those who aspire to become artists in the international scene.