Joining the self-taught masters of the conservative and modern schools from Mabini is sculptor Arnel Garcia from Angeles City, Pampanga.
Arnel Garcia won the Grand Prize in sculpture category at the Art Association of the Philippines 66th Annual Art Competition in 2013. He was also a finalist in sculpture category and Honorable Mention in mixed media category at the Government Service Insurance System art competition in 2014.
He has a Special Citation at the 2014 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence.
His works were often exhibited in Pampanga and Metro Manila, and at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Germany.
Aside from being an artist, Garcia is also an instructor of Kapampangan Studies, College of Business and Accountancy, and College of Hospitality Management at the Holy Angel University in Angeles City.
He is currently the president of Kapampangan Manguleampong Gugulis and public relations officer of Katipunan daring Talasaliksik at Talaturang Kapampangan.
Arnel Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Holy Angel University in Angeles City.
Garcia has had several solo exhibitions, as well as group exhibitions.