Philippine Center New York

Reflections And Devotion By Ching Valdes-Aran & Nicole Valdes Schorr

Award Winning NYC Theater Actor Exhibits Artwork in Premier Family Collective.

Family of artists unites as the NYC Philippine Center Gallery celebrates the diverse works of two dynamic painters. Artworks about reflection, love, and devotion will be on display in this compelling month long art exhibit. 

Ching Valdes
Ching Valdes-Aran

New York, July 14, 2014- Obie- award winning stage, TV, and film actor and accomplished director Ching Valdes-Aran, alongside her niece, artist Nicole Valdes Schorr, will present an exhibition of paintings in a compelling collective show entitled REFLECTIONS AND DEVOTION. The work will be hosted by the Philippine Center gallery in New York City from July 14 through August 8.

The opening reception, sponsored by San Miguel Beer, will take place on Monday, July 14th at 6:00-9:00pm.

A veteran and in demand actress who has worked with famed directors including Michael Greif (Dogeaters), George C. Wolfe (The Wild Party), and Moises Kaufman (Macbeth), and is currently appearing in celebrated director Lav Diaz’s “Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon” as well as appearing in countless movies (Across the Universe and Sex and The City 1,), Valdes-Aran has been painting for many years. Her first U.S solo show, entitled CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORKS, premiered at the Philippine Center in 2012.

Nicole Valdes-Schorr

For this exhibit, Valdes-Aran focuses on the ethereal and intangible quality of memory. Her exquisite paintings plunge the viewer into the experience of reflection. In company with Valds-Aran, there will be works on display by emerging painter, Nicole Valdes-Schorr. Valdes Schorr’s works suggests the passion and devotion of a love story through prayer. Her magnetic portraiture presents a juxtaposition against Valdes-Aran’s classic impressionist style Valdes Schorr infusing a unique and vibrant take on traditional catholic archetypes.

Ching valdes-Aran was born in San Nicolas, IIlocos Norte, Philippines. She lives and works in New York City. Her niece, Nicole Valdes-Schorr, is a New York native who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently works as a visual arts teacher.

Exhibit Reception Gallery