Within and Without showcases handmade apparel and paintings on canvas with the theme of introspection and imagination of beautiful things of this world and beyond. The reception will start on 25 February 2017 at 6:00 PM when the paintings may start being viewed and with the catwalk commencing at 7:30 PM.
For the past five years, Marvin has been percolating the showing of his hand crafted clothes in a meaningful and intimate way and the introduction of visual art as part of his offerings was a lighthearted brainchild of curator Allyn and other like minded individuals (Daniella and Andrew of Cinematheque) which he decided to act upon in a serious but organic manner. (Also for about a year people, with sir Rock being the first one, have been asking if he is a visual artist). It has actually been his dream since the very young age of three years old.
Marvin Monfort has been making intermittent moves in showing his fashion works in the Iloilo scene since he was in freshman year of college and with the ever-increasing risks of global warming and his entry into the worlds of yoga and meditation, a concentration on more earth-friendly means of manufacturing is the way to go.
Casa Real is located at the Old Provincial Capitol. The gallery is run by the VIVA ExCon Organization Iloilo Inc. and Iloilo Visual Arts Collectiv in partnership with the Office of Gov. Athur Defensor. For more than a year of operation, it has become the home of Ilonggo artists. The gallery is open for public with operation hours between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Saturday.