Last June 28-July 31, Heber Bartolome had an exhibit of his paintings. Heber is known more on his folk/country songs back in 70′s. His popular hits are Nena and Tayo’y Mga Pinoy. Most of his songs are about the society.
I came late in the exhibit opening and I heard there were lots of celebrities who attended the ribbon cutting. Anyway, I’m still lucky I made it to the last part of the program. Most guests performed 1 or 2 songs for everybody.
This is Heber. He performed several songs that night.
The exhibit was called “Balik-Tanaw”. It aims to sell his paintings so he can fund the production of CD of his workshop attendees. I’ve heard some of them and they deserved to be recorded. One of them is Carla Ocampo.
This is Levi, brother of Heber and one of the members of Banyuhay ni Heber.
This is Jesse, also a member of Banyuhay and brother of Heber.
Me and Heber
I bought 4 paintings, 3 small ones and one big one. I wanted to buy this painting in the middle but the owner of the building where the exhibit was held got it first.
Heber distributed a copy of one his paintings as souvenirs for those who attended. I got 1 also. :)
It was a blast to be there. Lots of beers and wine and food. But of all, it was a gathering of artists. Most artists that were there are those who promote society awareness thought their art.