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Enriching Filipino Culture and Creativity in 'Homegrown: Collection of Genre Works'

South East Asian Heritage Publications Inc. launches its third coffee table book entitled Homegrown: Collection of Genre Works featuring 36 local visual artists that delves into the roots of modern Filipino culture.

Select artworks from the first Homegrown Genre Art exhibition, which happened from February 21-28, 2023, are featured in the coffee table book. Genre art continues to push cultural narratives and expressions. In this collection, there is an interplay of tradition and modernity, wherein the artists express their own interpretation of what it means to be Filipino. The different works encapsulate the Filipino lifestyle and values, from depicting everyday scenes such as farmers harvesting and children playing luksong tinik; to showcasing different national symbols of the Philippines such as the barong and baro’t saya, bahay kubo, sampaguita, and mangoes; to paying homage to master artists like Botong Francisco, Fernando Amorsolo, and Ang Kiukok, among others.

The book is not just a testament to celebrating vibrant artistic expressions, but it also preserves and documents Filipino culture and creativity. Featured artists in the book include Aileen Lanuza, Aisha Cajade, Aljo Pingol, Almer Moneda, Aner Sebastian, Anthony Palo, Art Lozano, Averil Paras, Darwin Guevarra, Denmark Maribojoc, Dominic Rubio, Donn Manguilimotan, Edwin Tres Reyes, Emmanuel Nim, Fil Delacruz, Inday Cadapan, James Gabito, Janos Delacruz, Jomike Tejido, Joseph Albao, Jun Impas, Jun Rocha, Kenneth Montegrande, Norlie Meimban, Patrick Esmao, Perfecto Palero, Ralph Villaluz, Richard Arimado, Richard Perez, Ronnie Lim, RV Basco, Sonny Palles, Vic Bachoco, Vincent de Pio, William Alvarez, and Xander Calceta.

Writers Alain Zedrick Camiling, Betty Uy-Regala, Chesca Santiago, Gian Carlo Delgado, John Alexis Balaguer, Mark Louie Lugue, Marz Aglipay, Nicole Guiral, and Pio Angelo Ocampo further articulate the featured artworks and the artists’ creative process.

Accompanying the book launch in October 5, 2023 is the iteration of the physical exhibition that runs from October 2-8, 2023 at the East Atrium, Shangri-La EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

Homegrown: Collection of Genre Works is available for purchase at Art+ Collectibles ( and Shopee for only Php 2,500.00.

For inquiries, please contact South East Asian Heritage Publications Inc. on Facebook (@ArtPlusMagazine), Instagram (@artplusmag), or +63 927 914 5015.


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