A seminar on the art of stone appreciation was held in the Ayala Museum with the assistance of the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines (NSSP), Dr. Tom Elias, and his wife, Dr. Hiromi Nakaoji.
Amidst the busy streets of Makati is Ayala Museum. It houses various artefacts, exhibits, and dioramas that give light to Philippine culture and history.
Dr. Elias and Dr. Nakaoji provided a lecture on how the art can be appreciated and appropriated in the Philippines.
The event did not only provide an educational experience for suiseki enthusiasts— it was also an opportunity for those who were already engaged in the art to show off a part of their prized collections. The following pieces are a part of Tonet Gedang’s ever-growing gallery of viewing stones.
With the help of the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines’ Fely Gupit and several other members, this day of art appreciation became successful.
Photo courtesy: Sonny Armamento, Artiste
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