Batangas City is now celebrating their annual fiesta for their patron Sto. Nino this 1st and 2nd week of January. There are various activities and events happened as January 2013 started, and one of the early event are the fluvial procession of Sto. Nino in Calumpang river in Batangas. There are also events that was organized by the local government for kids that was held in SM City Batangas, they invite kids to join in the annual Children’s Art Exhibit and contest, the theme is about the fluvial procession and Sto. Nino.
Photo cover above is one of the entry that got attracted by my eyes, I just can’t explain why, but I love this kind of style, maybe because I grew up looking at this design of Sto. Nino, I remember that we have one at home that is almost 30 years old.
The events in SM City Batangas is one of the official venue for Batangas City’s photo contest and children’s art exhibit, I’ll post the photo contest in a different blog entry to cover everything.
Here are the winners of the art contest
Art by Lovely Pagcaliwagan of Bucal Elementary School
Art by Kenneth Frank Flloyd Balmes of Llihan Elem School
Art by Rylen Claus of Talumpok Proper Elem School
Art by Ian Talaisa of Batangas City East Elem School
Art by Daryll Bueno of Llijan Elem School
Art by Dyjay Yvant Dimasacat of Alangilan Central Elem School
All of the entries are so cute, colorful and its one great work of art. I really like all the entries and its fun to see that these kids have more experience in drawing and they captured the scene and essence of fluvial procession of Sto. Nino.
The art exhibit will be present at the atrium of SM City Batangas from January 12-16, 2013
Here’s the story about the miraculous patron of Batangas – the Sto. Nino ng Batangan
Here’s a replica of the Sto. Nino of Batangan
The Sto. Nino rode a drifting wood back to Batangas City when it stayed in Cebu, many people can’t explain how the Sto. Nino went back to Batangas.
Here’s me at the exhibit area
visit the exhibit today in SM City Batangas.
Its my 2nd time in SM City Batangas, I'm happy that I'm back here again covering an event, I borrowed my sister's Olympus EPL 3 camera and here I took a test drive shot, I encountered some difficulty in operating that mirrorless dslr, but the sensor are so fast and I feel like that I'll shoot a photo non stop. Its a great moment also to meet new people esp. the staff of SM City Batangas, the artists Bryan, Aris and company and also the town itself - Batangas City.
here are the rest of the photos of artwork entries
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