The Philippine Artists Group of Canada had a live sketching and painting session at Drs. Solon and Josephine Guzman’s residence in Mississauga on July 20.
The couple who are known for their community leadership and philanthropy are long-time art patrons and friends of the PAG. However, more than their popularity in the community, they are first and foremost proud parents to their two talented daughters, Princess and Angelina, both budding artists. The girls impressed the professional artists and guests with their colorful paintings exhibited in a mini art show in the spacious backyard. Later that afternoon, they spent time observing how the PAG artists worked as they demonstrated their skills in sketching and painting still life, landscapes and portraits.
PAG artists who attended the event include Jun Afable, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Alex Gonzalez, Charlie Hermoso, Gene Lopos, Maestro Romi MananQuil, Omel Masalunga, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Mark Edison Salinas, Frank Tonido and Nelia Tonido.
Joining the barbecue party were Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, Mama Ching, Eddie and Marita Lee of Atin Ito newspaper, Philippine Press Club President Rose Tijam and singer Lilac Cana who entertained everyone with an impromptu performance.