MURAL artists showcased their love for their art and animals as participants to this year's special mural painting competition by the Art in Island Museum.
Rain or shine, muralists painted their entries that highlight animal rights and welfare. The competition was from Sept. 4 to 9, 2018. The public are asked to vote for their favorite murals. Winners get not only the title (read: bragging rights) but also cash awards.
Here are some of the artists and their murals.
Bushi and Muning are the two orange tabbies painted by Edmund C. Andrade. He said his cats are a year old now. He included an ice cream cone in his mural so that those who want to have a photo with it can pretend to be holding the ice cream cone for his cat to lick. After all, Art in Island is an interactive museum, he added.
Peace For Animals is the title of John Harold Pena's mural. He told MetroPets he wants people to realize that animals are about peace and deserve peace.
Love for Joy is the title of Jaynard Alpuerto's mural which features several dogs and cats that together highlight certain animal rights advocacies to promote their welfare. He painted stray cats, senior dogs, handicapped dog, Aspins (asong Pinoy) and service dogs to call attention to pet overpopulation, dog meat trade, dog fighting and other problems that greatly harm animals.
Below are other noteworthy pet-themed murals in full display for the public to enjoy outside the Art in Island Museum.
Art in Island Museum is located in 175 15th Avenue, Brgy. Socorro, Quezon City (at the back of the Cubao Expo, formerly Marikina Shoe Expo).