It hardly matters that most of the members of Adamson University’s population were not yet even born by the time The Beatles broke up. The band’s timeless music and appeal permeates through the years and Adamson University became witness to a group of artists’ visual affirmation of their love for the Fab Four (The Beatles’ most popular moniker) and their sound.
Yeah Yeah Yeah, the third art exhibit tribute to The Beatles staged by Piglas Art Circle, premiered at the Adamson University Art Gallery last June 19 with university officials and students in attendance. The opening of the exhibit was marked by performances of The Beatles’ best hits by the AdU Brass and Acoustic Band and by some of the artists themselves. The jamming continued well after the opening ceremony.
The 16 members of Piglas Art Circle—who are of different ages and eras—all grew up with The Beatles’s music as their soundtrack. The artists gave varied, colorful, and textured interpretations of the band’s best albums and songs with acrylic, canvas, wood, sequins, 3D glasses, and even discarded radio antennas. The result is an eclectic collection that is as rock and roll as can be.
The participating artists in this exhibit are Nestor Ong, Amadeo Cristobal, Luigi Juinio, Rey Ayaton, Nonoy Alcalde, Cvil, Vanessa Klara V. Ong, Merit Murahari Das Evangelista, Nitz Hernaez, Katherine Rabbitt (a BS Architecture student at Adamson), Ma. Emalyne Batto, Jun Tivi, Marcos Royales, Eduardo Busmente, Wayan Narra, and Benedict Abigan.
Their first tribute exhibit, A Little Help From Our Friends, was staged in October 2010 at the GSIS Museum while the second exhibit, Come Together, was staged at SM Mall of Asia in June last year. The group also had another exhibit last January 12 at the Philamlife Center, this time celebrating Filipino rock music.
For Piglas, a thousand tributes will never be enough to celebrate the influence of the band in their lives. Their dedication to their art and music will probably result in more tribute exhibits for as long as The Beatles’ music lives on.
Yeah Yeah Yeah will be on exhibit at the Art Gallery until July 11.