By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – On going until January 10, 2021 is “GOD Made, Man Made” photo exhibit of landscape and architecture by artist Carlos L. Esguerra at the Ilocano-American Center in Jamaica, Queens.
Esguerra is an awarded photographer who received a grant from the 2020 Queens Arts Fund through the Queens Council for the Arts. As an artist, he said he simply “reacts” to beauty when he sees and takes pictures using a simple digital camera with a long lens.
The exhibit is presented by the Ilocano-American Association Inc. “This is our way to support Filipino artists at this time of the pandemic. We are very careful. But art is a way to nourish our soul in these trying times,” said lawyer Dulce Barangan, president of IAAI.
The exhibit complies with the covid19 directives of the city with a limited number of guests only on Saturdays and Sundays till January 20, from 2-5PM. Part of the proceeds of the sales of prints will benefit the victims of the recent supertyphoons that hit the Philippines, Rolly and Ulysses.
The Ilocano-American Center is located at 185-14 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. # (Featured photo is Esguerra with his work Bantay Tower in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.)