Priest holds arts exhibit at People’s Museum
The Provincial Tourism Office opened on October 22 a Paper Tolé and Portrait Exhibit at the People’s Museum and Library in Bayombong.
The arts exhibit, which is open to the public for a month, features 26 paper tolé art works of Rev. Fr. Ronnie Flores of Bayombong who was assigned at Cabarroguis, Quirino before taking a sick leave early this year due to cancer. According to Flores, he could make 3 paper tolé works in a day. The paper tolé featured were formed during the 3-month recovery period of his cancer treatment.
“Paper Tolé” is the art of making realistic three dimensional pictures from a number of flat artist’s prints. The effect is achieved by cutting, shaping and reassembling the paper pieces to produce a three dimensional image.
It is the first time that paper tolé is being exhibited in the province, but some of Flores’ works were already featured in Quirino Province and in the Cities of Vigan and Baguio.
Also featured in the exhibit are the charcoal paintings of Jojo Buhong of Solano. Buhong is a 4th Year Civil Engineering student at NVSU.
Rev. Bishop Jose Elmer Mangalinao of the Diocese of Bayombong blessed the opening of the arts exhibit and was joined by Provincial Tourism staff, visitors from Bayombong, Quirino province and some students from NVSU. #bg