Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver (fifth from left) and Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid al Khalifa (second from right) lead the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the MaArt’e Visual Art Exhibit by Filipino artists in Bahrain. They are joined by Caroline Belinda C. Ver (third from left), Indonesian Ambassador to Bahrain Nur Syahrir Rahardjo (third from right), Brunei Chargé d’ Affaires (CDA) Farida Hairani Hisham (fourth from right) and Filipino Club Bahrain (FCB) President Fr. Peter Ronald Eugenio, OFM (rightmost). (Manama PE photo)
Ambassador Ver (eighth from left) is joined by Sheik Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa (seventh from left), Indonesian Ambassador to Bahrain Nur Syahrir Rahardjo (second row, second from left), Brunei CDA Farida Hairani Hisham(fifth from left) and the artists of the exhibition for a photo during the opening of the visual art exhibit. (Manama PE photo)

Manama — With the aim to showcase diverse Filipino talents, the Philippine Embassy in Manama, in collaboration with Filipino Creatives Bahrain and Filipino Club Bahrain, held an exhibit entitled, “MaArt’e,” at Oasis Mall, Jufair from September 10 to 20, 2019.

The exhibit featured more than 80 art works of 34 Bahrain-based Filipino artists and was under the patronage of Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid al Khalifa.

View from the second floor of Oasis Mall, this year’s venue for the all-Filipino art exhibit. (Manama PE photo)

From the word “maarte,” which in Filipino means artistic, creative, exquisite, and anything that is pleasing to the eye, the MaArt’e exhibit featured art pieces that reveal the immense and diverse talent of the Filipino artists which include painters, sculptors, and photographers. Considering Bahrain as their home away from home, the artists are inspired by the beauty and their adoration of Bahrain.

Ambassador Ver (right) receives a plaque of appreciation from the Filipino Creatives Bahrain handed by FCB President Fr. Peter Ronald Eugenio. (Manama PE photo)

Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver hailed the visual art exhibition as the contribution of the organizers and artists to the Bahraini community. Through their art, they relate their everyday life as members of the Bahraini society and through the artistic expressions, Bahrain has become even more beautiful than it already is.

Top photo: Madame Caroline Belinda C. Ver (left) is joined by Brunei CDA Farida Hairani Hisham (center) and Madame Retnani Yuniartie Rahardjo (right). Bottom photo: Sheikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa (right) meets the artists behind the art pieces displayed during the exhibition (second photo). (Manama PE photo)

At present, the population of Filipinos in Bahrain numbers over 50,000, positively contributing to the development of Bahrain as well as their respective families in the Philippines.

FCB President Fr. Peter Ronald Eugenio (third from left) hands a plaque of appreciation to H.E. Sheik Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa (second from right) for his invaluable support for this year’s edition of the visual art exhibit. (Manama PE photo)

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