Roxanne Barcelo, Pia Arcangel reunite with Art Angel colleagues after six years

IMAGE Instagram account of Roxanne Barcelo / Screengrab from GMA News and Public Affairs

Art Angel hosts Pia Arcangel (middle) and Roxanne Barcelo (right frame) reunited with the show's staff six years after it aired its final episode in 2011. Art Angel was an educational kiddie show in GMA-7.



Do you still remember GMA-7's defunct children's program Art Angel?

Produced by GMA News and Public Affairs, the show was hosted by Pia Arcangel, Tonipet Gaba, Krystal Reyes, and later by Roxanne Barcelo.

Art Angel aimed to promote the arts among kids. It enjoyed a seven-year run in the Kapuso network from 2004 to 2011.

Last December 2017, Pia and Roxanne had a reunion dinner with the show's staff in time for Christmas, six years after the show ended its run.

Pia, who is now a news anchor for GMA's weekend prime-time newscast 24 Oras Weekend, posted some photos on Instagram last December 27.

According to her post, the reunion dinner happened at Hotel Seda Vertis North.

However, other hosts Krystal Reyes and Tonipet Gaba were not present during the dinner.

She wrote in her caption, "Reunited with the #ArtAngel peeps @evademonia @augierivera @instadickbdick @evergutierrez_ @bongzee @mannynthemirror @roxannebarcelo ???? Missing @kuyatonipet @krystalreyes08"

Yesterday, January 2, Roxanne posted more photos of their reunion on her Instagram account.

She wrote, "Christmas party with my Art Angel Family! Salamat sa friendship at sa love mula noon hanggang ngayon! Love you guys forever!!!!! #AteAnne #ArtAngel #BatangBibbo"

Back then, Roxanne used the name "Ate Anne" for Art Angel and her previous kiddie program Batang Bibbo (2008), when she served as the "Ate" to kids participating in the show.

Pia was the original host of the educational TV show when it premiered on April 2004. During the show's run, she was known for her nickname "Ate P."


In 2010, Pia left Art Angel to focus on doing news and public affairs programs for GMA.

Back then, Roxanne had just finished her hosting stint in Batang Bibbo. She replaced Pia and hosted the show until its last episode aired in 2011.


Currently, Roxanne is now with ABS-CBN and is part of the prime-time series Wildflower.

Art Angel is GMA-7's now defunct educational program that used to air every Saturday. It won a Silver Award at the Los Angeles International TV & Film Festival in 2007.



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