Catriona, SB19 show support for National Arts Month

Catriona Gray (left) and SB19. Photos by @catriona_gray on Instagram, NCCA Facebook page

MANILA — Two well-known personalities are inviting Filipinos to participate in National Arts Month in February.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and P-pop supergroup SB19 shared their respective messages during Wednesday’s online press conference for the event, which kicks off Feb. 4 on the National Commission for Culture’s social media pages and the Arts (NCCA).

“As an Ambassador for the Arts, I am one with the NCCA in celebrating National Arts Month in 2022 with the theme ‘Sining ng Pag-asa’, in recognition of the arts as a source and expression of ‘hope,” Gray said in a pre-recorded message.

The former beauty queen added that the theme of this year’s National Arts Month was shown “in the creative ways in which we respond to the effects of the pandemic, natural calamities and other social realities, as well as the role of the arts in the betterment of our community”. life as Filipinos.”

Gray also showed her contribution to the annual celebration, a fashion film shot at the Metropolitan Theater. The nearly 9-minute clip was also uploaded to his YouTube page.

“Halina’t makisining,” said the NCCA Arts Ambassador.

SB19 members, for their part, said they were honored to have been selected as NCCA’s Sentro Rizal Youth and Ambassadors, and encourage the public to join them in supporting the commission in its efforts to promotion of arts and culture of the country.

“Isa po itong malaking karangalan para po sa amin,” said one.

“Inaanyayahan po namin kayong supports celebrating National Arts Month with Pebrero,” added another member of the P-pop supergroup.

A video of them performing “Mapa” at the National Museum, which first aired in October last year, was also shown during the program.

For this year’s National Arts Month, the NCCA has prepared various activities under its seven committees: Architecture and Allied Arts, Film, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Visual Arts.

Among these are webinars on public art, videos of different dance performances, thematic theatrical showcases, discussions on pandemic-themed literature, presentations of contemporary Filipino music and art exhibitions. .

“National Arts Month, being the NCCA’s largest flagship program, is an essential platform for cultivating appreciation for the arts and bringing out a deep sense of respect for our cultures and traditions,” said the chairman of the NCCA, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso.

Speaking to Gray and SB19, he added, “I am deeply grateful for your commitment and passion for spreading our cause on the world stage. Your desire to empower the younger generation to appreciate our heritage and our Filipino identity is truly commendable.”

More details on National Arts Month events will be announced on the NCCA’s social media pages.

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