The Yuchengco Museum, dedicated to encouraging a greater appreciation of Filipino art and creativity, is offering a new space to enjoy and buy original works of art. Dubbed the “Water Dragon Gallery at RCBC Plaza,” the modern, split-level venue at the museum’s second floor also provides artists and designers the opportunity to stage their own exhibits and showcase and sell their art to a wider audience.
The Water Dragon Gallery is an extension service provided by the Yuchengco Museum, committed to providing gallery exposure to established and emerging local artists, offering affordable fine art to the public, and supporting independent curators, art organizations, and other art galleries.
The gallery will host a new artist every two weeks, with a series of solo, group, and thematic shows throughout the year. Visitors to the Water Dragon and the museum will enjoy a wide variety of original artwork available for sale—from photographs, prints, and paintings to jewelry, new media, and small sculptures. Whether long-time collectors or first-time buyers, guests will surely find the right piece to add interest, energy, and color to their home or office.
The Water Dragon Gallery features two simultaneous shows until February 26. The first is an exhibit of 27 prints by members of the Philippine Association of Printmakers. Featured artists are Ambie Abaño, Charito Bitanga, Benjie Cabangis, Noell El Farol, Gig de Pio, Raul Isidro, Ojeng Jocano, Mario Parial, Adi Baens Santos, and Ronald Ventura, among others. Nature-inspired jewelry and home decor by Davao-based designer Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan are also on exhibit.
The Water Dragon Gallery at RCBC Plaza is located at the second floor of the Yuchengco Museum at RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues in Makati. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For inquiries, call 889-1234 or e-mail [email protected].