Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Bayanihan Mural Unveiling at Philippine Center of Pittsburgh, November 26.


The Philippine Center of Pittsburgh will host a Bayanihan Mural Unveiling on Saturday, November 26.
Since 2018, the Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh (FAAP) has been working on making the Philippine Center a building to call “home” for the Filipino community in Western Pennsylvania. FAAP has been working with Eliseo Silva; a renowned Filipino artist with over 35 years experience creating murals and more than a hundred award-winning public art projects, exhibits, and installations all over the world; to develop a mural which embodies the Bayanihan* spirit. The installation of this mural will finally give this building its “heart.”

Join us this Saturday, November 26 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm for the unveiling of the mural and a meet-and-greet with the artist. Refreshments will be served at this free event.

Reserve your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bayanihan-mural-unveiling-tickets-472110393897

*“Bayanihan” is known as the Filipino spirit of communal unity to achieve a goal. It can be traced back to rural Philippines where the town’s people were asked to help move a family’s entire house to a new location. In order for the volunteers to carry the house, approximately twenty volunteers would move in unison, carrying bamboo poles that were secured underneath the house. This image is central to the mural.
The Philippine Center of Pittsburgh is located at 200 Church St. in West Mifflin (map).