Ottawa art exhibit features Philippine mythical creatures and folklore

by Vanessa Merjudio-David, ABS-CBN News

OTTAWA — The works of Filipina artist Frances Alcaraz impressed many — including Petronila Garcia, the Philippine Ambassador to Canada — with her modern depictions of Filipino mythical creatures.

Or for some, characters of stories they often heard in their childhood in the Philippines.

These Filipino mythical creatures were usually told to share important stories from generation to generation, and impart important values to the younger generation.

The Alamat art exhibit not only gives a glimpse of the mythical world of Filipino legends — it also allows Filipino Canadians to pass on Philippine folklore for generations to come.

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