Marivic Rufino’s Surprise Exhibit of ‘SOFT ART’ at PENINSULA MANILA




Through her romantically sensible and highly feminine works, artist-writer Marivic Rufino has impressed mightily in her recent exhibit, exuding a visionary feel as well as decorative. Her eye for detail and passion for color, spill off her canvases and onto her latest creations. Mav says that her works are products of divine inspiration.  And true enough, her latest show, “Romanza II, Dreamscapes 2012” is a testimony to the spiritual and calming images evident in her works. Held recently at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila, ”National Artist” Arturo Luz said: “This is “Mav’s best exhibit.”  The paintings in Dreamscapes were painted from memory of her travels.

This 17th solo exhibition presents a diverse range of mixed media works, including her original 20 paintings which were featured at the Museo Nacional de Antroplogia in Madrid.  Spanish Ambassador Jorge Domecq’s wife, Rosa Rufino de Domecq, who was the Guest of Honor in the Madrid show, flew into town to grace the occasion, together with Ambassador Domecq, Alejandro Padilla Zobel and Maribel Guevarra.

Alluring landscapes, depicted by Mav in a sumptuous palette of pastel colors were inviting to the viewers. Still, there was a new element of surprise.   Whimsical pieces done in collage, soft art and practical visuals, such as a 6-ft horse tapestry scroll, delicate screen dividers, parasol, one-of-a-kind satin bags, clocks, throw pillows. painting on a sofa, lamp, glass table and furniture. Proceeds of the exhibit were earmarked for the St. Mary’s House in Tagaytay and Serra’s Center in Pasay.  Both are run by the Oblate of Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer.  Mav’s advocacy is to help abused girls, and as such, she has been supporting this admirable cause through her art.


Artist–writer Marivic Rufino posed against her works of mixed media which included paintings and soft art on pillows, sofa, lamps and screen divider
Marivic Rufino, center, with from left, Spanish Ambassador Jorge Domecq, Alejandro Padilla Zobel, Maribel Guevarra, National Artist Arturo Luz, Tessie Luz and Rosa Rufino de Domecq.
Foreign Affairs Secretary and Mrs. Albert del Rosario, National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, Marivic Rufino, International artists Betsy Westendorp and Juvenal Sanso
Mario Katigbak of Bvlgari, Diana Jean Lopez, Marivic Rufino, Mary de Leon, The Lady HB and Ernesto Fajardo, President of Liberty Commodities Corp.
Susan Schimmel, U.S. Consul General Michael Schimmel, Consul Evie Costa, Consul Helen Ong, Consul Betty Chua and Mita Rufino
Oscar de Venecia, Consul Mellie Ablaza, Marivic Rufino and Consul Louie Ablaza
Consul General and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, Motohiko Kato, The Lady HB, Sonja Vodusek, General Manager of The Peninsula Manila and Rupert Jacinto
Two hotel PR powerhouse: Charisse Chuidian, Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental Manila and Mariano Garchitorena, Director of Public Relations, The Peninsula Manila; Beth Victoria and former Dutch Ambassador Theo Arnold.
Cory Quirino, Mel Misa, Dada Trillo, Melissa Sawit-Romualdez and Mel Meer of Bergamo