Palawan artists @ Berlin exhibit

Artists Nil Sencillo (extreme left) and Mike Garcia (extreme right) with Amb. Thomeczek (second from right) and CCP President Arsenio Lizaso (second from left).

Vividly colorful paintings and moving sculptures of artists Mike Garcia, Mario Lubrico, Elordie Mesac, and Nil Sencillo, all homegrown talents of Palawan, are now on display at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin. Dubbed, “Art, Nature & Culture of Palawan,” the exhibit features artworks that depict the natural beauty and ethnological treasures of the province.

“Filipinos are very proud of Palawan because of its exceptional natural beauty. We are even prouder of the province’s people, who have been excellent stewards of their environment, and who are themselves very creative. We consider the province as a model for sustainable tourism. We are happy that through the beautiful works of these four artists, Palawan’s beauty and our responsibility to protect this natural treasure have once again been brought to our collective consciousness,” Ambassador of the Philippines to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek said.

The event was made more special by the attendance of no less than Mr. Arsenio Lizaso, President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Mr. Lizaso congratulated the artists for successfully mounting the exhibit – their first in a major world capital. He also took the opportunity to inform both Filipino and foreign guests of the mandate and major initiatives of the CCP in support of Filipino artists.

“Art, Nature & Culture of Palawan” is open for public viewing until November 23, Monday through Friday (0900H-1100H and 1300H-1600H). Interested individuals are requested to set an appointment by sending an email to

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