ANGELES CITY – Copper bonsai artworks made by a local artist, in paying tribute to the city’s rich cultural arts, are now on exhibit at SM City Clark.
Dubbed as Pamanulu Ning Yatu, the exhibit – an initiative of the city government under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. – features the artworks of Andy Bondoc, a known artist in the province for his unique copper bonsai designs.
The activity is also in line with the city government’s celebration of Earth Month. It is open to the public from April 5 to 30, 2022.
The event was graced by Vice Mayor Vicenta “Vicky” Vega-Cabigting, Assistant Mall Manager Officer-in-Charge Lourdes Alarcon, City Tourism Officer-in-Charge Anneleen Antonio-Sugui, and Herminia Pamintuan, wife of Clark Development Corporation Chairman Edgardo Pamintuan.
On behalf of Mayor Lazatin, Vice Mayor Vega-Cabigting congratulated the Tourism Office and Bondoc for making the exhibit possible, with the assistance of SM City Clark.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Vega-Cabigting also mentioned that the various exhibits being conducted by the city government is to help struggling artists get back on their feet amid the new normal setting and to recognize the significant contributions of women in the community.
She even cited the artworks of Bondoc, of how a resilient and hardworking artist he is, being also an instrument for fellow artists in introducing their works.
Bondoc and his wife, Bennylee Bondoc, are known as an arts patron and events organizers.
This is not the first time that the Lazatin administration hosted an exhibit. During the Women’s Month celebration, the city government conducted Óbrang Bábáyi exhibit, featuring the artworks of 19 Angeleña artists; while Diua ning Pamitipun, a visual art exhibit of 26 local artists, was hosted on November 22 to December 5, 2021.