CAGAYAN de Oro-based visual artist Edgardo Palad’s clientele are the who’s who in the regional circle in this part of Mindanao.
A few of them were Elpie Paras, owner of Seven Seas, Parasat Cable and Internet, and many other businesses in the city; Villanueva Town former mayor Juliette Uy; Dr Renato Alagadan, CUMC cardiologist; businesswoman Arissa and Earl Navarro; the son of former Vice Governor Norris Babierra; Kap. Gigi Go; and Senator Miguel Zubiri.
There’s also Vicente Gotil, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas manager Ma. Conchitina Borja-Lagonera, Ma. Cristina Tapia of Davao City, a collector from the United States, Dr. Kweenie Quiño and many more.
But beyond art, not everybody knows that Palad is a generous person.
Fifty mothers of young children were delighted last montg upon receiving gifts of diapers and milk from Palad of Artsada Kagay-an.The lactating mommies, who all came from the Calaanan relocation site in Cagayan de Oro City, received their gifts during the launch of Artsada Kagay-an’s quarterly exhibit Pangandoy on the first day of May at Limketkai 3/L East Concourse here.Palad, who is a member of Artsada Kagay-an, has long been known for his philanthropy in the past decades to the present.
Artsada Kagay-an came to being nine years ago in 2012. It is the brainchild of its founder Ms Marigold Cherie of TESDA. It was borne out of her desire to gather together totally unknown but promising talented local artists that had no umbrella organization to shelter in. It was envisioned to inspire, support and hone their obscure skills in visual arts to the fore; to be seen, appreciated, recognized and hopefully to become a source of additional income to their meager livelihood resources.
Today, Artsada Kagay-an is a far cry from its early spartan beginnings. It is now a byword here in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities to art enthusiasts, patrons and collectors who desire to acquire original, affordable and beautiful works of art to hang in their homes and offices.
From its humble beginnings, it is now able to share its blessings through socio-civic community involvements and charitable works of mercy to worthy beneficiaries of their successful exhibits.
Artsada Kagay-an is very grateful for the kind and invaluable support of our patrons and collectors.
The exhibit at Limketkai was populated with artworks coming from Artsada Kagay-an members Lloyd Hinosolango, Clint Jaranilla, MJ Sayson, Jensen Jimenez, Mark Bailo, Gee Lumbay, Ryan Boiser, Danny Natindim, Busgayno and Palad with guest artists Eric Masangkay, Sam Penaso, Nic Aca and Joey Labrador. Curated by Yllek Somar.
Catch Palad’s new artworks in a new exhibit still at Limketkai Center this August.