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.
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 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.
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.