Nemiranda exhibit at De la Salle Santiago Zobel

I couldn’t say no to Nemiranda. Although it was almost zero visibility because of heavy rains, I didn’t think twice going to Alabang to attend the opening ceremony of his art exhibit at the De La Salle Santiago Zobel upon the invitation of the school’s president.

I suspected he only invited a few people that’s why I was afraid to be late.
He said 2 pm. I was also worried about my driver’s capability to find the school that’s why I needed to give extra time.

When we reached the Ayala Alabang gate, I told him to ask for directions to the De La Salle Santiago Zobel school.
Driver—– ‘pre, kasamahan namin sila. Kay Zobel.
A———- “Sa La Salle school”.
The sec. came to my rescue and told the guard….. “San papunta kay Santiago”.
A———-“La Salle!:
Sec——–“Kay Santiago La Salle”.

Guard ——-“Diretso, sa dulo kanan”

We passed by rows of huge houses. There was a mansion on the right side of the road. My driver stopped…. “Mam, si Zobel”.
A————“Bahay yan, diretso pa, La Salle school ang pupuntahan natin”.
Two blocks, he slowed down upon seeing another big house.
A————:Diretso pa, bahay yan”.

We almost missed the gate.
A———–“Hayan, pumasok tayo sa gate”.
Driver——“Ito ba si Zobel?”
A———–“La Salle, tanungin mo kung saan yung museum”.
Driver——“San yung Zobel museum”.
The sec. corrected him “Santiago museum!”

I was a little too early. While waiting, I met the mom of Sen. Koko Pimentel, Mrs. Lourdes Pimentel. She and her niece, Ruth Isla, were also early because they were afraid of the traffic too.

I was a little recluse. I didn’t want to join in front and sit in front. I just stood at the back and watched.

Maestro Nemiranda,  DLSZ exhibit opening

DLSZ school president Brother Bernard Oca

Brother Bernard Oca, DLSZ school president

Mrs. Lourdes Pimentel said she’s the representative of her son Senator Koko Pimentel who is a Nemiranda art patron.
Mrs. Lourdes Pimentel

The Department of Tourism promotes tours to the art galleries in Angono but according to its Regional Director (CALABARZON), Rebecca Labit, the heavy traffic going to the town remains to be a deterrent.

Rebecca Labit, Department of Tourism Regional Director

Anihan sa Bukid Series, Acrylic on Canvass, 24″ x 30″ 2014 Anihan sa Bukid,  Nemiranda

Mount Makiling III, Water color, 22″ x 15″ year 2009
Mount Makiling III, Nemiranda

Fishes of Men, Oil and Acrylic, 24″ x 13″, 2015
Nemiranda,  Fishes of Men, Acrylic

Selebrasyon sa Bukid, Oil on Canvass, 60″ x 48″ 2011
Nemiranda, Selebrasyon sa Bukid

Fresh Catch, Oil on Canvass, 30″ x 24″, 2010
Nemiranda, Fresh Catch, Oil on Canvass

Camping at Sapang Dula, water color on paper, done in 1964 when Nemi was 15 years old
Camping at Sapang Dula,  Nemiranda 1964

Brother Oca, retired Central Bank examiner Ruth Isla, and DOT Regional Director Becca.
Nemiranda Exhibit reception,  DLSZ

Ruth Isla,  Nemiranda exhibit

My plate. Mushroom and black olives pasta and pork bbq.
pasta and prok bbq,  DLSZ Ignite Museam

Nemiranda Art Exhibit
Spark Museum
Lower Ground floor, DLSZ Building
De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
University Avenue
Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa
Runs till August 5, 2016


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