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June 17 | Inspirations and Memories of Pacita Abad’s Colorful DC Palette

Inspirations and Memories of Pacita Abad’s Colorful DC Palette

June 17, 2021   Thursday

7:30 PM (EDT)


Join a discussion about Pacita Abad and her time in DC with Linda Yangas and other PALM members. This event is part of the Istorya DC Online series.

Filipino-American painter Pacita Abad (1946-2004) was known for her colorful paintings and mixed media collages. She studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC in 1975 and the Art Students League of New York in 1977. She held more than 60 solo exhibits and participated in over 70 group and traveling exhibitions in museums and galleries in Asia, U.S., Europe, Africa and Latin America. The subject matter of her artworks was drawn from her personal experiences while living in different parts of the world.

Pacita Abad was a founding member of the Philippine Art and Letters Media Council (PALM) and taught members the special technique in her three-dimensional “trapunto” paintings. These sculptural painted works incorporate fabrics, shells, buttons and mirrors.

The program is co-sponsored by Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC), RMC Foundation, Sentro Rizal Washington DC and US-Philippines Society

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