HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui met with several notable artists from the Philippines who were being featured at an art exhibit in Chinatown’s Arts at Marks Garage, called “The Gift of Art to Mother Earth and Her Children.” The Earth Philippines artists consist of seven members: Fidel Sarmiento, Jing Banawan, Lloyd Orosa, Pancho Piano, Popoy Cusi, Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero. The artists specialize in oil paintings, watercolor, paper mache and much more.
Each of the artists was inspired by mother nature, as depicted in his or her artwork featured in the exhibit. Their message was to create an environmental awareness.