The Sin- Agi artists turned over the biking mobility mural that is the first to rise along Legarda Road to promote environmental concerns in the city as the group looks forward to the painting of another mural beside it that is a call to a stop on encroachment at the Busol Watershed. Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. and fellow artists Gladys Labsan, Wigan Nauyac and Ged Alangui presented
Thursday the first of the Climate Action Wall to mayor Benjamin Magalong and city administrator Bonifacio dela Pena the eight by 100 feet mural depicting 22 bikers 45 days after its start in Decekber 15 last year.

Yangot likewise thanked the city government through the mayor for allowing his group in doing the biking mobility mural and is now looking forward to making the nine by 50 feet Buyog watershed mural right after it. “The Sin-Agi will once again be supported by their artist-apprentices,” said
Yangot. Said apprentices are high school and elementary students who are products of his initiated free art lessons in the park series.

“We hope to come up with more murals at the said road,” said Yangot. Sin-Agi and their apprentices on December 15 last year immediately started painting the concrete canvas after Magalong gave them the go signal which was also his birthday. Yangot then said that it was supposed to be a three week effort but the holidays and him catching bronchopneumonia that rendered him bed ridden for almost two weeks pushed the completion of the mural.

The mural was supposed to be turned over Wednesday but the mayor asked that it be postponed as he hosted former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, who defended his title in July 18 to October 18 in 1978 at the Baguio Convention. Instead, the Sin-Agi launched its art month celebration with an art jamming at its office at the Bgauio athletic bowl. Artist-apprentices like
Camille Machiss, Napthali Prado were able to sell some of their art works to Yangot. Yangot also bought a piece from Labsan as a way to help local artists to earn from their work.

“This is encourage our young talents to paint more if they know that they will be able to sell their works,” said Yangot, who is expected to launch a three –month exhibit at the Manor at Camp John Hay anytime this week. Yangot will share walls with the Sin-Agi talents as well as their apprentices.
He said that part of the proceeds of the John Hay exhibit will help fund the improvement of a space inside the Baguio City National High School that will be made into an art gallery and one of the
eyed creative spaces.

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Amianan Balita Ngayon