Announcement regarding the Opening Reception of "Recuerdos-Souvenirs (New Works by Eliseo 'EL1SY' Art Silva)":
If you are one of the lucky first 25 people who will RSVP by Sept 21, you will receive a free hand-painted "Calligraphy Artwork" of your name in "Baybayin" (ancient Philippine script) signed and sealed by the artist.
RSVP must be received no later than Saturday, September 21. You can send your confirmation of attendance by sending your message at:
Your unique gift can only be retrieved during the opening on Oct 5th (and will no longer be available if it is not redeemed by the main recipient of the artwork, at the opening reception).
RSVPs will still be accepted until October 3rd or until we reach the maximum of 50 people. Although only the first 25 will avail of the free personalized artwork.
Sample seen on the right.
Pinta*Dos Gallery Presents.....
Wednesday - Friday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
or by appointment
First Thursdays ARTWALK 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
479 W Sixth Street, Suite 108, Historic Arts District, San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-8148 | (310) 514-9139
email@example.com | www.pintadosgallery.com
If you would like to attend the Opening Reception, pls RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org This RSVP requirement will be strictly enforced during the Opening Reception on Oct 5. Due to limited space, we can only invite 50 people to this free Opening Reception. Once we reach 50, RSVPs will no longer be accepted but you can still view the exhibit at a later date.The show will run
until Nov 23 but the gallery will be open only on Wed-Fri from 3-6pm. For the soft Opening on First Thursday, Oct 3, the gallery will be open from 5-8pm. Re Opening Reception, "If you are one of the lucky first 25 people who will RSVP, you will receive a free hand-painted "Calligraphy Artwork" of your name in "Baybayin" (ancient Philippine script) signed and sealed by the artist." RSVPs must be received no later than Saturday, September 21. Send to: email@example.com Your unique gift can only be retrieved during the opening on Oct 5th (and will no longer be available if its is not redeemed by the main recipient of the artwork, at the
MEET THE ARTIST
ELISEO ART SILVA is a contemporary artist internationally known for the Gintong Kasaysayan Filipinotown mural, heralded as the " largest, most famous Filipino American artwork” (Ling, Austin, 2010) in the country. His 1995 Filipino mural has been recognized as one of the 10 monumental murals of Los Angeles, and as one of the city's 20 iconic murals (LA Weekly). Silva was born in Manila, Philippines and graduated with full honors at the Philippine High School for the Arts. He immigrated to the United States at 17 and obtained a BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. He received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and was recognized with a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Program Award.
In addition to LA, he has also worked on public art commissions in Philadelphia, Seattle, Alaska, NY, and Sacramento, CA. Silva designed the Western Gateway of Historic Filipinotown; the Dap-ay learning circle with the terraced community garden at Unidad Park; and two award-winning floats for the Philippine participation in the Rose Parade in Pasadena to commemorate the Philippine Centennial. Eliseo’s most recent commissions include a series of paintings for the Mabuhay Credit Union in the City of Carson, CA and the ceiling/wall murals and paintings for the University of Pittsburgh’s Philippine Nationality Room.
His paintings have been featured at esteemed places such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Conner Contemporary in Washington, D.C., the Cue Art Foundation Gallery in New York, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Plug-In Gallery in Canada, the Painted Bride Art Art Center in Philadelphia, Piramide Cultural Center in Mexico, Nehru Gallery in India, Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
MEET THE CURATOR
EDWIN RAMORAN is an independent curator based in Palm Springs, California where he is a co-founder of Bayanihan Desert. He is a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Curatorial Fellowship. He received a BA in Art History with minors in Ethnic Studies and Journalism from the University of California, Riverside and is an MA candidate in Art History at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Ramoran was recently a director at Royale Projects in Los Angeles. He has held curatorial and managerial positions at cultural institutions in New York and New Jersey including Arkipelago, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, and Longwood Arts Project/Bronx Council on the Arts. He has been a guest curator at Kingsborough Art Museum, FAM/Filipino American Museum, MoMA/P.S. 1, Visual AIDS, The LGBT Center in New York, Art in Odd Places, Museum of Chinese in the Americas, PERFORMA 05 at Artists Space, Center for Book Arts, Corridor Gallery, Dixon Place, Dieu Donné Papermill and Gallery, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, South Asian Women's Creative Collective, Boston Center for the Arts, Bronx River Art Center at BronxArtSpace, and Krause Gallery.