In hilly Antipolo City, antiques, contemporary paintings, and mix-media art find a sanctuary in a 10,000-square meter lot at Grandheights Subdivision. This contemporary art space composed of Pinto Art Gallery, Silangan Gardens and the Weekend Home of Dr. Joven Cuanang.
We went to Antipolo City to see this sanctuary for contemporary Filipino art. After a brief stopover at Antipolo Church, we were back on the road heading for Grandheights Subdivision. From a quaint front door inscribed with welcoming words we entered Pinto Gallery.
Pinto is the Tagalog word for door. As name suggests, Pinto Art Gallery has been advocating Filipino Art since its establishment in 2001 “as a threshold of major art events open to all forms of contemporary art practices.” The Gallery is a venue for changing exhibits by mostly Filipino artists.
Looking at art pieces, set in an actual home and garden makes us appreciate the artworks all the more. From a narrow pinto, the Gallery opens to a vast space. Here we walked around for hours enjoying a Refreshing Retreat at the Silangan Gardens.