After paying tribute to National Artists Nick Joaquin (Literature), Ang Kiukok (Visual Arts), José Garcia Villa (Literature) and Ramon Valera (Fashion Design), Freeway launched its fifth National Artist Collectors’ Series featuring the work of National Artist for Literature Francisco Sionil José.
Held last May 31, 2011 at The Row, Glorietta 5, Freeway, the intimate gathering was attended by media, bloggers, peers, friends and family of F. Sionil José.
The tribute began with a video presentation of F. Sionil José’s life, followed by a Tertulia, with readings for the evening chosen by Philippine Daily Inquirer Editor Lito Zulueta.
Excerpts from F. Sionil José’s works were interpreted by dramatic actress Cherie Gil and musician/poet/journalist/artist Lourd Ernest De Veyra, accompanied by live classical guitar by Ferdie Medina, a UP College of Music instructor.
For this event, Freeway collaborated with Lomographic Embassy Manila, who covered the event using analog cameras.
Lomomanila will hold a mini exhibit that will showcase photographs taken during the event.
The capsule collection, featuring F. Sionil José’s works interpreted in graphic tees, tailored woven tops, dresses and accessories are available now at all Freeway stores.