Who is Arno Rocher?

Apart from the last name bearing resemblance to my favorite chocolate brand, Arno Rocher is a newly christened Cebuano. Yes, barely weeks in the island and he has been enamored.

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“I want to share”.  These are the words of Arno Rocher, an artist from Nantes, France on his take on his first exhibition in Cebu.  Arno Rocher, also known as Anoo, Arnould, or Ano by many Cebuanos, has been spending the past two months sponging up everything the island has been offering him.

From jeepney adventures on routes 62B, 13B, and 21A, to random meetings with Cebuanos offering a shot of “tagay” or a glass of Manny O’s wine, Arno has been inspired.  His inspiration that stems from the “mysterious system” of the Cebuano culture underpins the theme of his exhibition: “Cebuano Ballads through the eyes of the visitor”.  After having his usual exhibitions in Paris, Nantes, and Barcelona, Arno would now want to share something with you. Sights, sounds, tastes, smell, and feelings familiar to us Cebuanos captured in pallets of illustrations and paintings, by our visitor.

Celebrate this distinctly Cebuano moment through the eyes of Arno Rocher, his paintings and illustrations, on March 9, Wednesday, at the 2nd level of LXX (LUXX) located at VUDU, Cebu’s definitive night lifestyle institution at the Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City. No cover charge. Doors open at 6pm.

LXX at VUDU is open Mondays – Saturdays from 6 p.m. onwards and features the following weekly club nights: Ballroom Night Mondays, VUDUeoke Tuesdays, Spotlight Wednesdays, Band Night Thursdays, Reunions 80s | 90s Fridays and The House of Luxx Mashup Saturdays.  For more information, log on to www.vudu.com.ph, email VUDU.cebu@gmail.com or contact 0917 7100 300 or 0917 7100 400 for table reservations and inquiries.