Filipina Artists Exhibit "7641 Reasons" in Stockholm
The Filipino Artists Association in Sweden (FAAS) mounted an exhibition entitled “7641 Reasons” on 09 December 2022 at the Galleri Bellman in Stockholm, featuring the works of Filipina artists - Ms. Anna-Linda Gabriel; Ms. Aya Sunga-Askert; Ms. Bella Bardollas; Ms. Emelia Eklund; Ms. Helen Svendgaard; Ms. Isabella Smolarski; Ms. Mary Buskas; Ms. Ophelia Casel; Ms. Anna Lacson; and Ms. Elizabeth Kronquist.
The Embassy of the Philippines in Stockholm aims to showcase the talents of unique Filipinos living in Sweden and recently works by Filippino artists were featured in their conference hall. The art exhibition at the Embassy was organized in collaboration with the Filipino Artist Association of Sweden (FAAS) and open to everyone.
Itinampok kamakailan ang mga obra ng mga Pinoy artist sa conference hall ng Philippine Embassy sa Sweden. Layon ng Embahada na maipakita ang talento ng mga natatanging Pilipino na naninirahan na sa Sweden. Binuksan ang art exhibit sa Philippine Embassy hindi lang sa mga Pilipino at Swedes kundi maging sa ibang nasyonalidad, sa pakikipagtulungan ng Filipino Artist Association of Sweden o FAAS.
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo described the artists’ media in the exhibit are “as varied as their personalities.” Askert explored the fragility of humankind through sculptures and assemblages, while Svendgard used natural scenery as inspiration for both paintings and photography...
What had began in casual conversation had developed into something much more: Filipinas in Stockholm Aya Sunga-Askert, Mary Grace Svensson, and Helen Svendgaard had individually sought for an environment to explore their creativity and found that environment in each other. Soon enough, they would draw...
Every association starts with a story --dramatic or not. The Filipino Artists Association of Sweden started out with what then seemed like a far-fetched dream of three individual artists who wanted to have a creative avenue to further their skills.