Jojo Vito Designs Gallery’s Art Exhibit dubbed as “Palangga” (Beloved) opened last March 25 ( 5:00 PM Opening) at Metrodome Center Bacolod City. The Exhibit shall run until April12, 2014.
The ribbon cutting ceremony were well attended by various crowds coming from the government sector, artists, media and bloggers , students and family and friends of the artists.
The opening ceremony started with a prayer lead by one of the featured artist, Pastor Arthur Bayles. The ceremonial ribbon were cut by no less than the First Lady of Bacolod City, Patching Puentevella, former Congressman John Orola, City Counselor Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sige and Tin Mansinares, Provincial Tourism Officer.
Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee, one of the featured artist and a former Bayanihan Dancer gave a special dance number while Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue gave the inspirational remarks.
Femmy Lee Magbanua was the master of ceremony.
Jojo Vito with First Lady Patching Puentevella and Former Congessman John Orola
Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee in her tribal dance performance
Jojo Vito with fellow Negrense Blogger and Atty. Jocele Batapa-Sigue
Group of Bacolod Artists attended the ceremony
Jojo Vito with Marchel Espina and friends from Watchmen Daily Journal
Jojo Vito .Known for his masks, is a designer of of his own business-Jojo Vito Designs Gallery . Now exporting some of his works abroad. He has received quite a number of recognition in design excellence; and was recently recognized by the City of Bacolod in the Field of Visual Arts. A PhD in Business Management; Management Consultant ; Graduate School Instructor and Social Entrepreneur.
Arthur Bayes is the Senior Pastor of Geo Evangel Missions, Inc.A graduate of B.S. Architecture, LCC- Bacolod and Masters in Biblical Studies – Asian Theological Seminary, Bacolod City. He is one of the Founding Members of Art Association of Bacolod- Negros (AAB) and the Founder of Christian Artists Negrense Visual Arts Society (CANVAS). Held countless, group and one man-shows and was recognized recently by the City of Bacolod in the field of Visual Arts.
Miriam Bayles. A pastor’s wife and also a Preacher. A Teacher , Visual Artist,Creative Writer. She is the founder of BABAYI Artists Group . Recording Artist/Composer of some Original Gospel Music; she has written scripts for playwrights and children’s books and published by New Day Publishers. She was recognized recently by the City of Bacolod in the fields of Literature.
Ernie Mallorca . A College Instructor ;Freelance Graphic, Print, Layout and Advertising Needs Designer. Ernie recently found his niche in painting using Pen and Ink Illustration.
Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee. A graduate of BS Fine Arts major in Advertising at LCC-Bacolod. A Former member of the world famous Bayanihan Phil. Dance Co.. Presently, she is the Vice-president of Art Association of Bacolod. She was awarded 2012 Asia Pacific Excellence awardee for visual arts and culture,2012 Proudly Pinoy awardee for visual arts and culture,2014 global excellence awardee for visual arts and was given recently a Certificate of Recognition by the City of Bacolod in the field of Dance and Visual Arts.