Art exhibit of Filipino-American artist Elmer Calata showcased at the Sentro Rizal Washington D.C.

Elmer Calata’s “In Due Time” debuts at the Philippine Embassy on 05 September 2019. (Washington PE photo)

Washington, DC — “In Due Time,” a solo art exhibition by Washington D.C.-based Filipino-American artist Elmer Calata debuted on September 5, 2019 at the Philippine Chancery Annex Building, under the auspices of Sentro Rizal Washington D.C.

Originated from the Philippines, Mr. Calata’s influence derives from the vibration of the city as well as the peace of the provinces. His work expresses his experiences drawn from his native land, the “campo” and “pueblo” lifestyle of South America, his travels, and his adaptation to the western world.

Elmer Calata (left) and Embassy Public Diplomacy Officer Darell Artates (right) briefly chat prior to the arrival of guests. (Washington PE photo)

“In Due Time” is a collection of his memories and symbolisms of the Philippines as well as his experience as an immigrant and a traveler in different countries and cultures. His body of work spans pieces made from ink, clay and paint.


“The Mind The Lady The Heart” –one of Elmer Calata’s ceramic sculptures on display. (Washington PE photo)

“It is such an honor to share my work at the Philippine Embassy. I feel like I’ve gone 360 degrees on my life. I’ve been everywhere, I’ve lived everywhere in terms of my own experience as somebody who grew up in the Philippines and came to America,” Mr. Calata said.

“We welcome Elmer’s ‘homecoming’, so to speak, to the Philippines after many years of exploring other places and cultures and it is a privilege for us to be able to host his latest works,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez said in a statement.

EBC Washington DC’s Eliza Manglicmot interviews Elmer Calata about his works during the exhibit launch. (Washington PE photo)

“The hosting of ‘In Due Time’ fulfills Sentro Rizal’s mission to give Filipino artists the platform on which they can elevate their creations into the consciousness of the DC community,” the Ambassador added.

“In Due Time” is located on the second floor of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. Chancery Annex. It will run until September 27, 2019.

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