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June 23, 2018


I saw a Facebook ad that really caught my attention recently because of its intriguing title. The ad is for an exhibit at the Prism Gallery entitled Shelved Wishes. It is a group exhibit of the Shelved Wishes Collective. Shelved Wishes is a Filipino visual artists and creative writers collective founded in 2017.

Prism Gallery described the exhibit as “the wishes that we had made when we were children, no matter how simple and impossible they may seem; are the most sincere, personal things. We know by heart that they may have just been shelved to materialize, until that perfect time arrives”.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite artwork (and maybe my shelved wishes too!):

Making Spaces by Angela Taguiang
Mixed Media
9×14 inches

Worlds Through Words by Ara Villena
Gouache and acryl – gouache on paper
9×12 inches

In the Ballet Class by Raine Sarmiento
Watercolor, acrylic and metallic ink
5×7 inches

The Wishes I Made Can Be Fulfilled by Yas Doctor
Watercolor on paper
10×7 inches


Photo credits: Prism Gallery Facebook


This visual collection of artists’ dreams runs until June 30, 2018 and entrance to the exhibit is free. Prism Gallery is located at the G/F of Island Tower Condominium, 239 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. For more details contact 886-3947 or

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