BPI celebrates National Arts Month with special treat for cardholders

posted February 24, 2021 at 06:38 pm
by  Manila Standard Digital
The Bank of the Philippine Islands has partnered with Art in the Park, the country’s most popular and affordable art fair, for the latter's annual art exhibition which will now be held on an online platform (www.artinthepark.ph).

BPI celebrates National Arts Month with special treat for cardholders

The exhibit, which will run until Feb. 28, allows art aficionados to access the artworks while properly observing health and safety protocols as Manila remains under general community quarantine.

“While there are changes with the way art exhibits are held these days, we still want our clients to get the best experience with this virtual art fair from the comfort of their homes. It’s about letting them re-connect with culture even as this pandemic has cut us off from the world and public spaces. Our clients can also enjoy special offers to make their Art in the Park purchases more feasible and flexible,” said Jenny Lacerna, BPI Head of Unsecured Lending and Cards - Product and Sales Group.

The virtual open house will feature 60 exhibitors and over 6,000 artworks by hundreds of established and emerging Filipino artists.

Art Verité Gallery, one of Manila’s leading art galleries today, is one of the exhibitors in this year’s Art in the Park. Specializing in Philippine and Southeast Asian contemporary and modern art, Art Verité actively promotes both its core established artists and promising new local and international talents.

Art Verité is featuring seasoned artist Alee Garibay and new artist Jason Delgado. Both were chosen for their originality, creativity, skills, and wit in the visual narrative.

BPI celebrates National Arts Month with special treat for cardholders

Garibay has received numerous awards for her works in oil and watercolor. She has been actively participating in group shows since 2005, and has dedicated herself to being a full-time artist, consistently holding annual solo exhibitions. Her Disrupt 5 series plays with the feeling and state of disruption and suspension of order.

Meanwhile, Delgado was awarded the regional winner at the Philippine Arts Awards (Visayas Selection) in 2020, and has been participating in group exhibitions since 2016. Delgado’s Compound Believe and How Much? represent his take on Filipino beliefs and how these affect our daily lives.

BPI Credit Card clients can avail of exclusive offers for their Art in the Park purchases. BPI Mastercard Credit cardholders who are registered to the bank’s Your Wish is Our Command promo will qualify for a P100 electronic gift certificate for every minimum single-receipt straight purchase of P3,000. BPI Credit cardholders can also enjoy lighter terms on purchases worth P20,000 or more by converting straight payments into a 3-month installment plan at 0% interest. To avail of the SIP Loans Balance Conversion offer, cardholders can call (02) 889-10055 until March 15, 2021 and provide details of their posted Art in the Park transaction.

BPI will also feature an exhibition that shines the spotlight on pottery, which is one of the best-selling categories of the annual art event. Titled BPI Art Clips, this special collaboration will showcase a series of mini-documentaries that will highlight the works of Filipino pottery pioneers Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn and Joey de Castro.

BPI celebrates National Arts Month with special treat for cardholders

Art in the Park benefits the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. For more information, please visit the Art in the Park website and follow Art in the Park on Facebook (www.facebook/artinthepark) and on Instagram (@artintheparkph).

Topics: Bank of the Philippine Islands , Art in the Park , general community quarantine
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