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Joel Ferraris Solo Exhibition

Shaw College Lecture Theatre Gallery, The Chinese

University of Hong Kong, Shatin

2002 HONG KONG

Joel Ferraris Holds Solo Exhibit in Hong Kong

The Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong

Press Release, 2002

Filipino artist Joel Eugenio E. Ferraris will hold a solo exhibition of his art works at the Shaw College Lecture Theatre Gallery of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories from 22 November to 06 December 2002.

Philippine Consul General Victoria S. Bataclan will formally open the exhibit and host a reception at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 23 November 2002 at the exhibit venue.

Dubbing his solo show as "Baggage...", Mr. Ferraris explains that he considers himself as a transient artist in Hong Kong with an extra load of doing his art while at the same time taking care of his family. He said that he is not confined within a single style or technique to express his art and that he uses several approaches "similar to the 'baggage' composed of several suitcases, bags, boxes, etc."

Mr. Ferraris is a multi-awarded visual artist and muralist. He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a B.S. Architecture degree. His first public piece -- a 100-foot long mural - was exhibited at the facade of the Rustan's shopping mall in Makati city. This mega mural, entitled "Armor of God", was sponsored by Guess? USA and became the art centerpiece of the apparel company's campaign against AIDS in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Health.

Mr. Ferraris has previously exhibited in the Philippines, Japan, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. He is vice chairman of the Hong Kong Mural Society, a group which has painted more than 50 murals all over Hong Kong since 1998.

One of the murals Mr. Ferraris did for a government housing estate in Shatin, "Lek Yuen Jewel" was judged second best mural in a competition sponsored by the Hong Kong Housing Authority. This piece was a marine paradise, a design which he hopes will provide a soothing relief to passerby amid the fast-paced life in Hong Kong.