Gift to the Museo Kordilyera, UP Baguio
UPB alumni Benjie and Vicky Abellera who are now based in Maryland, USA recently donated a painting entitled “Peshit: An Ibaloy Feast” by renown and Baguio-based artist Roland Bay-an.
Peshit displays the traditional Ibaloy, Benguet cultural celebration. Benjie writes in correspondence with museum director, Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores: “We know that it will be a significant addition to UP Baguio’s trove of artistic cultural items, especially since it depicts an important Benguet ritual which enhances community cohesiveness through indigenous prayer, dancing, singing and food sharing.”
The gift was graciously received by Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and Museo Kordilryera director AV Salvador-Amores from the artist himself, Roland Bay-an and artist Jerwin Libataque Simeon. The painting will be a great addition to the growing collection of Cordillera-inspired paintings that feature the cultures and traditions in the region.
Museo Kordilyera – UP Baguio Ethnographic Museum
UP Baguio – Information Page
Source: University of the Philippines Baguio Facebook post