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Charis Bio - Edgar Talusan Fernandez


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Edgar “Egai” Talusan Fernandez was born in Manila, Philippines in 1955.He graduated from the Philippines Women’s University College of Music and Fine Arts with a major in advertising. A painter who often signs his work simply “Egai”, Fernandez established his reputation during the years of the Marcos regime and the imposition of martial law on the country. An activist involved in nationalist causes, he was one of the prime movers of social realism in Philippine painting and sculpture in the late 70s and 80s. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Philippines and abroad including Japan, Paris, Australia, Spain, and Singapore. Throughout his career he has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently named the Araw ng Maynila Awardee for Painting in 2006. His paintings have been selected for several stamps of the Philippines—in 1993, 2001, and 2003. He was a founding member of Concerned Artists of the Philippines, has served as president of several organizations including the Art Association of the Philippines, the Christian Art Society of the Philippines, and AGOS KULAY, a watercolorist group. His most recent appointment is as the head of the National Commmittee on Visual Art, National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCAA) for 2008-2010.


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Exhibition Schedule
CHARIS at the International Forum for Christian Higher Education on Critical Breakthrough
in Atlanta, Georgia
February 24-26, 2010
This conference of 1200 leaders in Christian Higher Education includes a session with CHARIS artists, a media presentation of the exhibit and onsite presentation of a portion of the artwork followed by a lunch reception at Columbia Theological Seminary in nearby Decatur to view the rest of the CHARIS exhibit.

CHARIS at Columbia Theological Seminary
in Decatur, Georgia
January 20-August 7, 2010

CHARIS is featured in the Spring 2010 Issue of Image and SEEN.

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CHARIS featured in Mosaic Newsletter

The Charis exhibit was featured in the most recent issue of MOSAIC, a newsletter put out by StoneWorks to connect creative culture makers around the world. Click here to read the four page article (in .pdf format).