It was time for lunch, so we were graciously invited into the beautiful home of desinger Eric Paras. And the first thing I noticed was this stop-in-your-tracks painting by Lexygius Caliph. It left me lightheaded!
Lunch was complete with curator Boots Herrera, photographer Cocoy Sarmenta and Ateneo Art Gallery Managing Curator Yael Buencamino. Part of Avellana’s staff, Yoy Baldemero prepared heartwarming (and stopping):
So after that absolutely delicious meal we decided to burn some calories by continuing our art tour around the compound. The wonderful thing is that almost every object you see can belong to you, and Avellana patiently explains each piece, the artist, and even seems open enough to negotiate if you really fall in love with anything!
Next up, the works of Ryan Rubio:
Next is what I call the tabagochi series (various artists)
and Cocoy ogles this beauty:
So, I left the compound that day feeling a lot more cultured and inspired. If you’re ever in the Pasay area, this place is a no-miss. Even the surrounding grounds are art-fested!
See this place for yourself! Contact Albert Avellana at (632) 833-8357 or (63) 920-9505759 or email: email@example.com. The gallery and a 11 (Eric Paras’ designs) are all located in 2680 FB Harrison St., Pasay City. Look for the red gate!