My City, My SM, My Art Pays Tribute To Defensor, 
Iloilo’s Vibrant Art Scene

My City, My SM, My Art begins its cultural journey this year as it explores Iloilo’s vibrant arts scene at SM City Iloilo which was launched last January 11, 2017, 5pm at the Event Center.

A joint project of SM, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the Shell Companies of the Philippines and the Philippine Star with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Centerstage Productions, My City, My SM, My Art is a celebration of Philippine visual arts – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and filmmaking.

The campaign brings art and people together by showcasing the works of masters, modernists, and millennials in a roadshow around the SM Supermalls. Advocating art for all, the team works with communities to mount exhibits, workshops, and contests in key cities around the Philippines. In its Iloilo stop, My City, My SM, My Art pays tribute to Ed Defensor, the master artist from Mandurriao, Iloilo.
My City My SM My Art will also showcase the other prominent Ilonggo Artists Martin Genodepa, Harry Mark Gonzales, PG Zoluaga, Kristoffer Brasileño, Kat Malazarte, Jeline Laporga, Alex Ordoyo, Mia Reyes, Gina Apostol, Cezar Arro, Jeanroll Ejar,Vic Fario and Marzz Capanang.

The My City, My SM, My Art exhibit happens at the Event Center of SM City Iloilo from January 11-23, 2017.

Gallery 1
My World of Art
multi-media visual artist of Iloilo City,
ed defensor
...with Ms. Millie Dizon, Senior Vice-President of SM
The Opening

              The Artists of "My City, My SM, My Art" with Officers of SM.
Left-Right: Macouy Mark Gonzales, Jeanroll Ejar, Gina Gigi Apostol, Marrz Capanang, Jeline Laporga, Kristoffer George Brasileño, Kat Malazarte, Alex Ordoyo, Ed Defensor, Ms. Millie Dizon (Senior Vice-President of SM), MG Genodepa, Vic Fario, Mia Reyes, Pg Zoluaga, Engr. Gilbert Domingo (Mall Manager, SM City Iloilo). Not in photo but a member of & exhibiting with the group: Pierre Patricio.