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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 18, 2016
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AAB holds induction

The new set of officers of the Art Association of Bacolod took their oath of office before lawyer Leo Irvin Sedonio at the opening of AAB's 41 st founding anniversary art exhibit that features the works of 27 Bacolod artists and will run until August 16.

Guest of honor was Gigi Campos. Also present were Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., Sangguniang Panlungsod chairman of the Committee on History, Culture and Arts.

The new set of officers of AAB are Rodney Martinez – president, Joe Dureza - vice president, Sony Golez and Miriam Bayles - secretary, Dolly Gatuslao – treasurer, and Rafael Paderna - auditor.

Members of the Board of Directors are Rommel Clavecillas, Fred Juson, Manuel Palacious, Leah Samson, and Art Bayles.

Martinez said the exhibition is a tribute to AAB founder Edgardo Lizares.

“Forty one years after AAB came into being, we have this exhibition to renew our commitment in promoting art awareness and consciousness,” he said, adding that this year will be focused on uniting the artists of Negros.

Martinez said that to achieve this goal is not impossible. “We have a new breed of artists around us now. Some of those who were ahead have achieved national recognition and fame,” he said.

He also appealed to art lovers for their continued support to the art community and to patronize the local artists.

Aside from the AAB officials, other participating artists are Dennis Ascalon, Marcelo Alano, Marisol Alquizar, Moreen Austria, Nilda Claveras, Charlie Co, Nunistell Fulo-Lee, Pablita Nava, Chrysee Samillano, Bing Sedonio, Edbon Sevilleno, Fe Sumagaysay, Ian Valladarez, Dennis Valenciano, Benjamin Vallenciano and Revo Yanson*

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