The two floats of Majica MassKara have been installed in two host venues last Sunday (Oct. 7): the floats of “sea creatures” at Gaisano Grand Mall and the “mountain creatures” at Panasiatic Solutions Call Center.
Conceptualized by Peque Gallaga and under the direction of Charlie Co, the floats were created by artists Charlotte Rodriguez, Neil Benavente, Karina Broce, Frelan Gonzaga, Willy Sarabia, Rez Galvez, and Joery Bais.
The installation was part of the MassKara Art Weekend last Oct. 5 to 7. The ninth installation of Majica MassKara dubbed, “Ang Bukid kag Baybay sa Bacolod (The Mountain and The Sea in Bacolod)” highlights the geographic gift of Bacolod as a city where the mountains and the seas meet.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the local artists have expanded the MassKara Festival to greater heights. He thanked them for giving more color and artistry to the festival.
“The participation of our local artists is the strongest points of the MassKara Festival. Through it, we create our own identity, our own sense of art. This makes the MassKara a cut above the rest in Philippine tourism,” Leonardia said in his speech at the installation.
Joining the mayor at the installation were festival director Eli F. J. Tajanlangit, Rudy Reveche, chairman of special events and streetdance committees of the MassKara Festival, Majica MassKara director Charlie Co, Gaisano Grand Mall operations officer Armand Lim and mall’s advertising officer Nomer Lobaton.
The Majica MassKara floats will stay in host venues until Oct. 19.
In the evening of Oct. 19, they will join other floats of schools and companies on the first night of Electric MassKara at the Tourism Strip along Lacson St.*