It was an afternoon getting to know one of Laguna's local based multi-skill artist, Mr. Dante Palmes. The event was held at the Boston Cafe, Grove, Los Banos, Laguna.
Mr. Palmes has a degree in BS Fine Arts, major in Advertising from the Philippine Women's University. After graduation in 1992 he worked overseas at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Graphic Artist/Specialist. While working abroad, he still was able to pursue his love for art having held three (3) solo art exhibit with the support of his american employer. He was also one among the only two (2) Asians selected to create a mural painting presented to the King of Saudi Arabia on the event of their 75th anniversary celebration. He already held five (5) solo art exhibitions and participated in 67 group art exhibits locally and abroad. His works are included in many art publications and he had won many art competitions such as the GSIS Art Competition in 2011, Shell National Student Art Festival.
|Mr. Palmes together with the Laguna Blogging Summit Core Group|
He recently won the Grand Prize for the Pagsanjan (Laguna) "Bangkero" Festival National Painting Competition in March 2012.
In November 2011, he won 2nd Place Mentor Category in the "Fernando Amorsolo Mentor and Apprentice National Art Competition.
One of his artworks was also bought by the International Rice Research Institute, an international organization based in Los Banos, Laguna and was featured as cover in their publication Rice Today.
The exhibition runs from 26 June to 19 July 2012 - 18 days excluding Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is open on weekdays from 8:00AM to 5:00 pm.
On 23 July 2012, Dante Palmes will going to have his 6th Solo Art Exhibition entitled "Dos Lahid" to be held also at the Sining Makiling Art Gallery.