Book Latte launched its art gallery “Book Latte Alternative Art Space” with its first art exhibit “The Dreamer’s Design” by Sasha Cabais last October 1, 2017 at The Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Book Latte is becoming known as a revolutionary coffee shop in Iloilo City perfectly complemented with a library and a great coffee experience! On top of that, it is now an Art Gallery for our local artists. As an advocate of peace through art appreciation, Book Latte Alternative Art Space is opened this month to host and support Ilonggo art on their exhibits.
The grand opening was well attended and supported by the family, friends, and acquaintances of the artist. There were around 30 or more people who filled the gallery with greetings and appreciation. There were also some friends from Hubon Ilonggo.
Book Latte Alternative Art Space is themed to hold art exhibit promoting women empowerment and our very own women artists. Our first artist, Sasha Cabais, is “a self-taught artist and graphic designer. Inspired by the artworks in the gallery her father works in, Sasha started drawing and doing arts and crafts at a young age. Her artworks usually focus on portraits and fantasy-related art with mediums like acrylic, colored pencils, watercolors, and ink.”
When asked about the artist’s inspiration for the exhibit, here’s what she’ll share with you.
“Have you ever noticed how much the ocean and space are so alike? They are both huge and you can float around. They both are scary, but yet so beautiful. I sometimes imagine that when you dive deeper through the Marianas Trench, you’ll end up floating in space. I also imagined that jellyfishes are bright comets and that whales are asteroids floating around. That’s when I decided to create a world of my own. That’s what The Dreamer’s Design is all about.”
The whole event was complemented with some cheerful chats while enjoying Book Latte’s signature food and coffee. Strawberry and blueberry flavored waffles, nachos, and alcoholic coffee were served to everyone.
The Dreamer’s Design will run til November 15, 2017 at Book Latte Megaworld! Now, opens 24 hours! The following are more photos during the event. For the details of the artworks in the exhibit, check out our gallery. Photo credits to ATMOS.PH.