‘FilAm Art Alive Festival’ to showcase artists, photographers

06:22 PM June 01, 2017

OCEANSIDE, California – An exhibition featuring local Filipino American artists and photographers of all ages from Oceanside and San Diego will mark the Muramid Museum and Art Center’s celebration of the 3rd Annual FilAm Art Alive in June.


The opening reception is on June 2 from 5-9 p.m. with a festival on June 10 from 1-6p.m. Both events are free and open to the public with art, murals, collaborative art, live art, entertainment, food and vendors. There will be lots of fun-filled activities throughout the museum, Artist Alley Pavilion and the Artist Alley Walkway.

The Opening Reception on June 2 is also the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk. The public can meet the artists and enjoy a special, high-energy, live, speed-painting performance by Clarione Gutierrez.


The Muramid Museum’s owner and founder, Joanne Tawfilis, will be a featured artist; she received the first honorary doctorate degree from CSUSM College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences this May.

Returning FilAm Art Alive exhibitors include fine arts photographer Evgeny Yorobe, a social media sensation with beautiful photos of local landscapes and scenery, along with Aldryn Estacio with Flyt Path, a known drone aerial photographer. Tawfilis, Yorobe and Estacio have all been honored with a Historical Heritage Excellence Award 2017.

Additional artists include Marenn Espiritu and Minh Le, ambassadors for the Muramid Museum and Art Miles Murals Project, creating peace and healing murals for various causes. Returning FilAm Art Alive include artists Al Quinn, Isauro ‘Iz’ Inocencio Jr., Jiro Douglas, and Kenji Douglas; with new talented artist additions Charisse Vergara, Cynthia Cordero, Gabe Dimagiba, Erykah Baker and Jizel de Leon.

The celebrations continue at the June 10th festival with more art exhibitors, a Children’s Activities Area, and a special live art featuring skilled Chalk Artist, Meg Canilang, who has been chalking since the age of nine and now a senior in high school. Canilang has participated in many chalk festivals including San Diego’s infamous Little Italy Festa.

Entertainment will include Rusty Dimagiba returning as the delightful FilAm Art Alive host and a very charming singer, along with DJCY, KickForce Martial Arts, D2 Dynamic Duo Zumba, singer Kenji, and more surprises.

For more information on the FilAm Art Alive, the Muramid Museum and Art Center, sponsorship, and vendor opportunities contact Joanne Tawfilis at 760.231.1010 or send an email to [email protected]

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TAGS: art festival Oceanside California, FilAm Art Alive, Filipino American artists, Filipino American photographers, First Friday Oceanside Walk, Mermaid Museum and Art Center
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