Coordinated by Marv Velando. Presented by FAWN2005
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Spirit of the Babaylan: Open Art Exhibit, a pioneer indoor art exhibition organized by the Filipino American Womens Network Conference on behalf of NewFilipina, Inc. and Philippine Forum, opened on June 2 and ran through June 24. This all encompassing multi-media exhibition the first of its kind in New York City to date - featured new and emerging work from nine Filipina American artists:
- Perla Daly
- Madonna Davidoff
- Dulcie Dee
- Valerie Jelski
- Christine Quisumbing Ramillo
- Kinding Sindaw
- Sabrina Alcantara-Tan
- Maryann Ubaldo
- Marv Velando
Works of art from this eclectic group of Filipina American artists graced Kimmel Centers Commuter Gallery to complete an ethereal transformation and usher the viewer into the Spirit of the Babaylan, its different dimensions in contrast with the realities of being a woman and an ancient spiritual and cultural legacy unique of those who know the Philippines as Motherland.
The Kimmel Center Commuter Gallery, located on the second floor of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University's new hub of campus activity for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni, overlooks Washington Square Park in the heart of Manhattans Greenwich Village.
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Click picture to view movie clip ,courtesy of Mary Ann Ubaldo.
Opening ritual and Song performed by Evelie Delfino Sales Posch.
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