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In celebration of February as the “Arts Month” the Casa Gorordo Museum will be having its first CGM Talk of the year entitled “The End of a Tradition: Trompe l’oeil Ceiling Paintings in the Heritage Churches of Cebu and Bohol” this coming February 22, 2019. The talk will be free for members of the media and the public.

Prof. Jay Nathan T. Jore of the University of the Philippines will be the speaker, he serves as UP’s program coordinator of the Cebu Fine Arts Program. His researches include studies in Cebuano art history and culture, Philippine baroque art and issues in heritage conservation practices.

The talk is about the important artistic contribution of Raymundo Francia an early 20th century Cebuano painter. Tracing the ceiling painting tradition that started at the San Agustin church in Intramuros in the late 1800’s, the art of ceiling painting spread across many provinces as a necessary ornamentation for churches, public buildings and domestic spaces.

The CGM talks is one of the many programs of the Culture and Heritage Unit of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. that promotes Cebuano culture and heritage. The talk will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Casa Gorordo Museum Azotea. The talk will be free for members of the media and the public.

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