SAC joins observance of National Arts Month
by JJJ Perez
Sorsogon City (18 February) -- One with the entire nation, the Sorsogon Arts Council (SAC) is lining up various activities in observance of the National Arts Month this February.
The council's ad-hoc committee/convenor's group will conduct a series of radio and TV guestings/interviews at the local radio and TV stations here to air updates regarding the council and the local arts scene in the province of Sorsogon , including issuance of press releases.
SAC will cap the celebration with the 20th anniversary program and general assembly slated in the afternoon of February 26, 2010 at the Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center , Provincial Capitol Compound, here.
During the program and general assembly, the Community-based Theater Group (CBTG)-Bukawel Performing Arts, a member organization under the umbrella of SAC will fete the local artists, art patrons, local government officials and visitors with short performances and excerpts of some of the plays written by SAC founding chairman Reynaldo "Tootsie" Jamoralin as the highlight of the affair as disclosed by Ms. Becky Razo.
"We are expecting the participation of all local artists representing the different artistic fields/disciplines to assess and evaluate our work during the past 20 years and plan out programs, projects and activities for the next decades in our new millennium," Jane Gamil, incumbent secretary of SAC said.
The SAC has been at the forefront of advocating and promoting Sorsoganon, Bicolano and Filipino Arts and Culture in the province of Sorsogon since the late 1980s.
It has established partnerships with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and local organizations such as the Kasanggayahan Foundation, Inc., the Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Council, and the Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center, Incorporated which the SAC is a member organization. (SAC-Sorsogon/PIA) [top]