SouthOfMetro|The Mama Sita Foundation, social arm of the international Filipino food brand, Mama Sita’s, in partnership with Art Circle Gallery will stage an art exhibit at the Art Center, Level 4 of SM Mega Mall Building A, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, from December 9-19, 2019, 10am-9pm, open to the public. The art exhibit is entitled “Patikim! The Art of Filipino Hospitality,” a curated, charitable exhibit that explores the roots of Filipino food, agriculture and generosity through the visual arts. The exhibit continues the legacy of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, a lifelong advocate of the culinary heritage of the Philippines. Participating artists were tasked to express this proud heritage by channeling the fecundity of the Philippines’ land and seas, as well as the creativity of its kitchens and dining tables.
Naturally, an art exhibit called “Patikim” will include some food samplings and refreshments for guests to enjoy during the opening on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am. Art Circle Gallery artists include some of our greatest living treasures, one of which is Manuel “Manny” Baldemor, who art columnist Rosalinda Orosa described as “The Chronicle of the Motherland.”
Proceeds of this fund-raising event will benefit a scholarship program for deserving aspiring chefs who will be awarded free tuition to the Filipino Cuisine classes at the Academy of Culinary Education, given by instructor and school owner, Chef Cecilia de Castro, a distinguished Filipino-American chef who has worked under some of the biggest names in the food world such as Wolfgang Puck and Julia Child.
Added attraction: Anvil Publishing House’s “Let’s Cook with Nora,” re-edited by Nina Daza-Puyat, daughter of the late culinary icon, Nora Daza, will be available to interested guests. Ms. Nina will be at the opening day for book signing. Other related cooking and food books will also be available for sale for the duration of the exhibit.