We’ve been to NUVALI in Santa Rosa, Laguna for several times and last Saturday was our first time to attend an event held at The Monochrome, a venue place for social gatherings, business and company events, special occasions, and brand launch. The event we attended to was the launching of Greenstallations, a month-long program this August that aims to celebrate and promote sustainable way of living through art in NUVALI.
From August 3 to September 1, 2013, four (4) specially commissioned outdoor art installations by internationally acclaimed artists will be viewed by NUVALI, Ayala Land‘s 2,290 hectare integrated eco-community visitors.
Greenstallations Outdoor Art Sculptures by Eduardo Castrillo, Juan Carlo Calma, Mario Mallari, Jr., and Michael Cacnio are displayed within the eco-community area.
Eduardo Castrillo’s “Community of Creation” is displayed at the front lawn of Evoliving Center. Castrillo is best known for his metal creations, particularly in brass and bronze. His resume includes the Loyola Memorial Park and the “People Power” monument (1993) along EDSA. Made of brass, Castrillo’s “Community of Creation” is a depiction of the dynamics of creative minds coming together and working as one.
Juan Carlo Calma’s contribution to Greenstallations is “Flower Primitive” as it resembles a gigantic red blooms created out of materials like Thick Mild Sheet, welded in Anzhal Red Glossy Reflective Finish. Calma took up sculpture, painting, and light designs at California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and has held art and architecture exhibits in San Francisco, London, and Manila.
Armed with a degree in Architecture from the Technological University of the Philippines, scrap metal artist Mario Mallari, Jr. creates things of extraordinary beauty and splendor with the use of seemingly insignificant materials like scrap metal. His design for Greenstallations is called “The Last Tree“. It represents his design trademark as it is made from found metal assemblage.
Last but not the least is Michael Cacnio, 1996 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee who has made a name for himself for his figurative brass sculptures that pay tribute to nature and traditional Filipino scenes, His works have been featured in solo exhibits in the Philippines, the United States, and Singapore. Cacnio used Welded Brass for his Greenstallations design named “Luksong Lubid” that is a homage to a good old Filipino game.
The Outdoor Art Sculptures launch jumpstarts a series of events that highlight the importance of integrating art in everyday life. To remind us that there is always something from nature to feed our senses, NUVALI continuously pushes that everyday is Earth day. In line with this commitment, August 17 marks the “Greenification of NUVALI” as more art installations will transform its landscape into a living and breathing art exhibit. More of our photos here.
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