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Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan celebrates 30 years with Ateneo Art Gallery exhibit

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan celebrates 30 years with Ateneo Art Gallery exhibit

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan

PRESS RELEASE: Ang INK, the country’s first and only organization of illustrators for children, launches a fresh collection of artwork in response to the prompt: 'What is your INK story?'

The following is a press release from Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan.

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the country’s first and only organization of illustrators for children, launches a fresh collection of artwork sharing the personal experiences of its members — playfully called INKies — in response to the prompt: “What is your INK story?”

The exhibit is in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG).

Opening Day Events | Facebook Live (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan page)
  • Former Ang INK president Ara Villena will serve as emcee for the Opening Ceremonies, starting off with a video message from Ateneo Art Gallery Director Boots Herrera. Video messages include those from first Ang INK president Mel Silvestre and current Ang INK president Nina Martinez.
  • As a highlight of the opening ceremony, the organization will be giving out its first Penpen Awards (named in honor of the organization’s mascot) to exemplary INKies who personify Ang INK ideals and have made outstanding contributions both to the organization and the field of illustration for children.
  • Features: ribbon-cutting, a video entitled “What’s Your INK Story?” and a video tour of the exhibit.
  • Facing Forward: Visions for the Philippine Children’s Book Industry, a panel discussion featuring Adarna House vice president Ani Almario, writer Cheeno Marlo Sayuno, and illustrator Patricia Ramos will take place from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

INK Story: 30 Years of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan opens on October 23 2021 at 2 pm in the Wilson L. Sy Prints and Drawings Gallery, 2F Soledad V. Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté, at the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

You may also visit online at https://ateneoartgallery.com.

If you would like to know more about Ang INK and the INK Story exhibit, email <hello@ang-ink.org> for details.

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About Ang INK

Founded in 1991, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) was the offshoot of a Children’s Book Illustration workshop sponsored by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the Goethe-Institut Manila conducted by German illustrator, Reinhard Michl.

Ang INK has more than 70 active members who are illustrators, graphic designers, painters, writers, teachers working in educational institutions, publishing companies, and design and advertising agencies. 

INKies used a wide range of media for their works on display including paper, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylic, colored pencils, markers, 3D materials, and digital. – Rappler.com

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