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Monday, April 17, 2006

Muslim sculptor endorsed as National Artist


This multiawarded sculptor and painter may not be as well-known as many fellow artists of his caliber, but he may yet emerge as the first Muslim to make it to the roster of national artists.

Malacañang is being swamped with petitions and endorsements from several individuals and organizations, especially from Mindanao, for conferring on Abdulmari Asia Imao the National Artist award for visual arts, an administration source disclosed yesterday.

Aside from being a gifted visual artist, Imao, 69, is also a writer, photographer, cultural researcher and educator who “has contributed to Philippine arts through the development of a body of works are modern and yet rooted in the indigenous.”

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