This genre painting of a Filipina beauty wearing the traditional " baro at saya", lighting an old oil lamp, done by the prolific painter, Fernando Amorsolo, a National Artist of the Philippines, will be featured in the Living Art Montage with Choreography, one of the projects of the Philippine Cultural Legacy Series, in support of "SINGGALOT", The Tie that Binds, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit ( SITES).
The Singgalot exhibit depicts the history of Filipino immigration in the US, starting in 1565 when the first Filipinos arrived in Morro Bay, California to the present day. Filipinos have championed major changes in gender equality and class in the Filipino American community and have made significant contributions to the fight for civil rights in the US.
The free- admission Saturdays on August 13, September 10 and October 1, 2011 will feature performances by visiting cultural groups from all over North Carolina, a concert by internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, Michael Dadap, a play by Richard Cordery, children's interactive modules featuring Alibata, the ancient Tagalog script, vintage Filipino games, treasure hunts, videos of oral histories of local luminaries in the Filipino community, Filipino martial arts Balintawak Arnis demos by Grandmaster Bobby Taboada, and many more,
For more information, please check the exhibit website www.filam.si.edu, the Filipino American Community of the Carolinas website www.facc-charlotte.com, or call the Charlotte Museum of History, 704 568 1774.