A tour of La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum & Art Gallery

La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum and Art Gallery, Fairview- Quezon City-Philippines

This is not my first time to visit La Mesa Dam, I have been to the area almost every year due to several environmental projects from tree planting , clean-up , team building , orchid re-introduction  , plant exchanges , swap meet, eyeball ,  plant identification, bird watching  among other  projects.  But this will be my first time to blog about the place.  It was May 1, 2013 when Philippine Hoya Conservation Group decided to hold its swap meet, lecture, eyeball in this park, As posted in my previous entries . Most of the members are from Fairview and Quezon City area, so the eco-park was chosen .

entrance to the La Mesa Environmental Museum

To sustain the Save La Mesa Watershed Project, Bantay Kalikasan, in partnership with the MWSS and the Q.C. Government, rehabilitated and renovated a 33 hectare public park located right outside the natural boundaries of the watershed and 40 meters below the reservoir. In September 2004, it was renamed La Mesa Eco-park and reopened to the public. All income generated by the park  is utilized for the continuous preservation and protection of  the watershed.

paintings and tree replicas

Museum and Gallery

a topographical map of La Mesa Watershed

I took a short side trip to the environmental museum and gladly saw an ongoing art exhibition within the museum.

stages of water filtration system

water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water which enters the plant. Groundwater is water located under ground and typically requires less treatment than water from lakes, rivers, and streams.

art painting from different artists

Art Display

There is an ongoing art display at the museum which the public can buy art pieces from oil paintings,  charcoal sketches, pastel paintings among others with various theme ranging from plants, environmental , abstract to surreal .

Mr. Mark Hernandez

I was met by Mr. Mark Hernandez ( art curator of the exhibit)  – He is a graduate from University of the East , Manila and had no background in painting.  But the passion of drawing and painting may have come from his immediate family members who are artists . Mr. Hernandez works vary from  modern contemporary , dadaism, surrealism and automatism . He also had a collaboration with  Filvas Gallery which is located in 86 Congressional Avenue, Bahay Toro, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines View Map 

       Filvas Art Gallery

     Phone: +63(2)3850683

Mr. Mark Hernandez

Mobile (0939-7698279)

La Mesa Dam Watershed

Open daily including holidays.
Closed on the 25th December and the 31st December.
Park may be closed without prior notice due to severe inclement weather.

Park Admission Rates
Persons above 3-feet P50
3-feet & below Free
QC Residents (w/ valid proof of residence) P40
QC Students (w/ valid ID) P20
QC Senior Citizens (w/ valid ID) FREE
Non-QC Senior Citizens P40

For Inquiries and reservations, contact
(02) 430-4051
(02) 430-5207 (telefax)

ABS-CBN foundation : http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/bk/lamesa-ecopark.html

Bantay Kalikasan: http://www.bantaykalikasan.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/abscbnfoundationkapamilya

5 Responses

  1. can i know who is the writer of this blog i am rod also a painter my # is 09186621227 loved to talk about
    art with you .

    • Hi, Thanks for reading my blog . If you are an artist – Probably you can try to email me for invitation if you have any gallery opening or events

  2. Comment using…
    I have a on going 2nd 1 man show now at GSIS Museum MY Email add is aniag_yan2002@yahoo.com
    Rodrigo Aniag · Philippine college of criminology(PCCR)
    SWINGS OF MOODS a 2nd One man show of Rod Aniag a distinguish visual artist and a former character designer ,animator and creative director in Animation . After enjoying a successful career in animation and advertising, his decision to devote his time fully to painting. His stint in this field honed his skills in pencils and water colors techniques. His greatest influence came from a close friendship Malang , Manny Gavin , and his mentor Rene Robles . From this mentor, he got his techniques and handling the colors , composition , and intensity. Rod has also studied the art of Chagal, Rofino Tamayo and Ang Kiukok. But it was the paintings of Robles and Kiukok that made a profound impression on him . Moreover Rod SWINGS OF MOODS depicts a series of homage to master the works en evolved from the ever present curiosity as an artist to tackle visual representations that are being clogged by boundaries . He plan to explore the broad spectrum of the visual perception and formals theories which are often unsettled and neglected. This March 17 6pm at GSIS Financial Center Pasay City
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    · March 11 at 11:19pm

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