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Tawid art exhibit launches 3rd creative hub

TAWID OPENS. The Tawid exhibit by Sin Agi and BEAG opened Thursday last week at the Podium Botique Hotel. Seen here are councilor Leandro Yangot, ownee Melan Marquez and Southeast Asian Games gold medal winner Sandii Menchi Abahan. PML

With more than 20 works from Sin Agi and Baguio Educators Art Guild, the third creative space opened recently at the Podium Botique Hotel.

“I would like to thank in behalf of Sin Agi and BEAG Podium and its owner Melan Marquez for opening their doors and make this as a creative space,” said councilor cum artist Leandro Yangot, Jr during the opening of Tawid (inheritance).

It was the third hotel that opened a space for creatives in the city after The Manor at John Hay and Le Fern Hotel as Yangot hopes to see more establishments to follow suit.

Yangot said that a proposed ordinance pending with the committee on education, art and culture may grant a five percent business tax on the establishment.

“I am really looking forward to more establishments to provide a space,” he said as he urged his fellow artists to paint more so they could provide the needed art work.

Aside from Yangot, those who provided works include Baguio City High School Special Program in the Art teacher Ben Ebanio, the BEAG president, Gladys Labsan, Ged Alangui, Jane Juan and 7-year old Krakun Prado.

During Indepence Day, Yangot called on the artist for a painting session at the Art Bank at the Baguio atgletic bowl. Pigeon Lobien

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