Women and Time: See LRT’s Art Tribute for International Women’s Month
by Inside Manila Team, March 14, 2020 11:39am
Art by Dani Elevazo
In honor of the women who excel in different fields, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) unveiled an art display at the LRT-1 Baclaran Station. LRMC celebrates the International Women’s Month starting with a painting titled “Women and Time.”
The 8’ by 12’ acrylic on wood painting illustrates how the role of women has transformed through the course of time. It features women who are masters in their fields, even in the male-dominated ones such as weightlifting, medicine, crime-fighting, among others.
Transcending gender boundaries is also currently the theme behind 2020 International Women’s Month message, “An equal world is an enabled world.”
Family Council of Assumption College San Lorenzo originally commissioned the painting for the school’s Family Day activity last 22 February 2020. Gerilya, an artist collective, completed the live production of this mural together with parents and students of Assumption College from pre-kinder to Grade 12. Sculptors Wed and Rosa Lodriga also co-produced the installation. The painting was turned over to LRMC who also provided the sponsorship support.
This initiative is the first in the El Arte campaign series of LRMC to make LRT-1 train stations as platforms for celebrating and appreciating public art.
“Basically our idea is: if you can’t go to art shows, the art goes to you!” We hope that through our special initiatives such as this, LRMC can boost the commute experience of LRT-1 passengers while at the same time providing support in promoting arts and culture,” Communications Head Jacqueline Gorospe added.
“Women and Time” display will run for the whole month of March 2020.