Raffles Makati’s The Writers Bar launched its latest offering — Sanso Afternoon Tea, inspired by the brilliance of visual arts, available through September 6. In partnership with the Modern and Contemporary Art Festival or MoCAF 2023 and Fundacion Sanso, The Writers Bar’s new afternoon tea highlights one of the most distinguished living painters, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit given by the Republic of the Philippines, none other than the great Juvenal Sanso.
“Art is very close to the heart of Raffles Makati as it houses over 1,600 art pieces by local artists, with select masterpieces being highlighted through an Art Tour, available to interested hotel guests, and conducted by the Hotel Curator and Head of Butler Service, Mr. Julio Lapuz,” shared Raffles and Fairmont Makati Hotel Manager Aubrey Ada.
Hosted by Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Eugene Tamesis, the program presented one of the highlights — an engaging interactive painting activity participated in by selected attendees of the launch. Guided by the guest painter from Baguio, Mr. Art Lozano, the audience was amazed as they watched the Sanso homage artwork being completed. Art Lozano was part of a recent group show held at Galerie Joaquin entitled “Tribute to Sanso” and is also one of the commissioned artists and contributors to Raffles Makati’s extensive art collection.