Last May 14, together with internationally-acclaimed artist/painter Popo San Pascual and Ed Cruz; we had an awesome chance to grace the opening of an exhibit in Tayabas, Quezon. The artist, DON CABAÑEROS is a native of the town and the Basilica Museum was the best venue to show his latest tapestry works made out of indigenous materials to pay tribute to harvests from the our bountiful seas. Popo San Pascual has this to say : Don Cabañeros knows how to make installations, combining available materials in the region: capiz, dried waterlily fibers, objet trouves like japanese pottery and even colored face towels made to look like undersea creatures. His calibre is international i wish he gets the break his art deserves. Shyne R. Mailig meanwhile gave this eye-opener to a photo album she made for the exhibit : Truly one of a kind! Don Cabañeros tapestry is not your usual weaved textile art. It’s a combination of collage and installation visual art. It invites you not just to visually inspect each piece but to experience it wholly by touching it…or even smell it! In front of an art piece, you would definitely be reminded of an underwater experience…the vibrant color of pottery that may be found in ship wreaks, undisturbed feel of the wood pieces brought by series of soft tide..and different shapes of oyster shells commonly known as Capiz.It’s like what the li’l mermaid, Ariel considers as treasure of the deep blue sea.. If you want to enjoy and be inspired of Don’s artistry, come and visit his exhibit at St.Michael’s Basilica in Tayabas City. It’ll run until June 15,2014. Kitakitz sa pusod ng dagat!
So what are you all waiting for? Head off for Tayabas and experience Don Cabañeros art!