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Postcards Across the Pacific Exhibition Opening Night

  • Sentro Rizal Ottawa - Embassy of the Philippines 30 Murray Street Ottawa, ON, K1N 1G9 Canada (map)

The Embassy of the Philippines in Canada will host “Postcards Across the Pacific,” a two-week exhibit at Sentro Rizal Ottawa scheduled from 19 March to 2 April 2019.

The exhibit features the works of six Filipino and Canadian artists as they explore life in Canada as first and second generation migrants. Kristina Corre, Archy Cruzado, Christienne Cuevas, Christiane Mayo, Teresa Rozkiewicz, and Joejene Santos delve into themes of cultural identity and the migrant experience, sharing their insights and exceptional styles.

“Postcards across the Pacific” will officially open the year-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Philippines – Canada Relations. First established through a trade mission in 1949, Philippines – Canada bilateral relations have since expanded to cover broader areas in other economic, political, and cultural affairs. Over the decades, Canadians and Filipinos have traveled across the Pacific to discover new horizons. Many have chosen to remain in their adopted country, further deepening people-to-people friendships and serving as bridges between the Philippines and Canada.

This exhibit seeks to explore this journey and give voice to some of the issues faced by different generations of Canadian migrants, of which Filipinos now comprise a significant number. Recognized as one of Canada’s visible minorities, Canadians of Filipino heritage may be found from coast to coast to coast. Their presence is tightly woven into the rich fabric of Canadian life, contributing their own unique character to Canada’s rich multicultural milieu.

About Sentro Rizal Ottawa:

Sentro Rizal Ottawa was established in 10 May 2018 pursuant to Philippine Republic Act No. 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) Section 42 mandating the creation and establishment of Sentro Rizal for the purpose of promoting Philippine arts, culture, and language throughout the world. Sentro Rizal Ottawa hosts a Filipiniana library, including a “Virtual Sentro Rizal,” and is open to the public.