By Bohol Island News Staff | 07:27 PM February 22, 2020
Two Boholanos have won the 5th Don Papa Rum’s packaging contest held at the Art Fair Philippines venue in Manila.
Geovanni Abing was declared the Grand prize winner.
For this year’s run, Filipino artists were called to design Don Papa Rum’s label inspired by the island of Negros reimagined as Sugarlandia, where the dominant life force is its rich flora and fauna. The visual theme draws a magical realism of a lush and fertile land where not only sugar cane thrives but also a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals.
Another Boholano talent Joseph Jjawzip Ingking grabbed the Merit and People’s choice award.
Geovanni together with representative from Talimbaw Cafe and Art Gallery will receive a four-week artistic residence sojourn in Barcelona, Spain to be sponsored by the Bleeding Heart Rum Company, inclusive of roundtrip tickets, accommodation and allowance, and artwork features on social media, newsletters, and other channels of media.
Last year, another Boholano artist Sam Penaso represented by Renaissance Gallery, portrayed Sugarlandia in his work “Botany” using acrylic on a reflective stainless material depicting man’s coexistence with nature. He received a month-long artistic sojourn for a truly immersive experience in art.