THE GATEWAY GALLERY LOOKS BACK ON SIX YEARS OF ART APPRECIATION WITH ITS PASSIONATE COMMUNITY
Workshops, exhibits, talks, and a whole lot of relationships were built throughout the six years since Gateway Gallery's opening back in 2014. Let's take a look back at its colorful run so far.
In November 2020, Gateway Gallery passed the 6-year mark with fervor and vibrancy. Opened in November 2014, the art museum’s 6-year milestone is truly worth documenting as it welcomed close to 250,000 guests in its halls throughout the years.
Looking through its exhibits, it’s apparent that Gateway Gallery is founded on culture and love for art expression. With a vision to become one of the leading and popular museums in the country through dynamic and responsive programs, it has initiated programs that catered to its niche audience.
It formed partnerships and linked with groups and institutions in order to be of service to them, strengthening its muscles as a result. As the soul of Araneta City, where visitors find and reflect on the Filipino identity and essence through exhibits and events, Gateway Gallery completes the Araneta City lifestyle experience of shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Photo courtesy of Gateway Gallery
The first six years for the museum were monumental in starting and strengthening programs to continuously engage its audience. It has been known for its continuing programs in areas such as museum docents (Museum Guide Program), storytelling (Kuwentuhang Adarna sa Gateway Gallery), cultural shows (Bravo Weekend!), seasonal film screenings (Sineng Malaya), art workshops (Artsy Workshops), free guided tours on weekends (History Hour), talks and lectures (Proyekto Live), reading and games (Liwanag Reading Corner), augmented reality (SiningSaysay AR), museum mobile app (Pocket Museum), mobile exhibit (SiningSaysay Traveling Exhibit), publication (SiningSaya), and culture-themed webinars (KulturaSerye Webinars).
It has also forged meaningful and dynamic partnerships with groups and institutions such as the Filipino Portrait Artists Guild, Inc., Philippine Pastel Artists, Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines, Adarna House, and Proyekto. On top of that, Gateway Gallery has collaborated with a myriad of organizations and worked with artists, designers, historians, scholars, teachers, and curators as it developed projects that will benefit and inspire museum-goers.
Photos courtesy of Gateway Gallery
Gateway Gallery’s art collection also grew in size and value. Having started with zero art, its collection now has 86 artworks. In addition, it has, at its exhibition space, the 30 large history paintings of the SiningSaysay Exhibit. The intrinsic value of these artworks is priceless as they contribute significantly to the quality of life of the people who see them; true manifestations of the artistic expressions of their creators, and the inspiration they engender among the viewers.
Truly, it has been a meaningful 6 years for Gateway Gallery, full of events and relationships that have marked its rightful place in the world of Philippine art appreciation:
“We look back with fondness on all the events that we had mounted and the relationships we have formed and sustained. We look forward to the next six years with confidence, clarity, and excitement as we continue and refine our vision, mission, and programs for the purpose of nation-building,” the Gateway Gallery team expressed.
We at The POST eagerly await what else they have on their sleeves for the years to come.