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Monday, April 30, 2007

Rosscapili Workshop on Fine Art Nude Photography

Rosscapili Workshop on Fine Art Nude Photography
(with Body Painting and Experimental Effects)

Rosscapili Workshop on Fine Art Nude Photography
May 3 (Day 1) – Thursday 7pm – 11pm

(Day 1 will be focus on lighting-posing- concepts)
- Posing the model
- Approaches in lighting the body using strobes
- Painting with light
- Creative alternatives / breaking the traditional
- Other possibilities and concepts

Workshop Fee : Php 2,800
Limited to 12 participants only!
Model release will be given after the workshop

This workshop is for those who already have basic knowledge in camera operation

Requirements to bring : DSLR, small notebook and pen, enough CF or memory cards, fully
charged batteries for camera, external flash- fully charged, and an open mind

* * *

Rosscapili Workshop on Fine Art Nude Photography
May 4 (Day 2) - Friday 7pm – 11 pm

(Day 2 will be focus on alternative lighting-posing- body textures-body painting-creative
effects)
- Appropriate props for the nude
- Using background elements and fabrics on nude
- Experimental colored lighting on the nude
- Collaborative body painting/ hands-on ( all participants will take part in painting the
model's body)
-
Workshop Fee : Php 3,000
Limited to 12 participants only!
Model release will be given after the workshop

Rosscapili Workshop on Fine Art Nude Photography

This workshop is for those who already have basic knowledge in camera operation

Requirements to bring : DSLR, small notebook and pen, enough CF or memory cards, fully
charged batteries for camera, external flash- fully charged, and an open mind

Email your intent with your name, address, contact cel number/s at
owg.creativecentre@gmail.com

We will then furnish you with informations on how to confirm your slots.

Sincerely
OWG Creative Centre

Email owg.creativecentre@gmail.com
one_workshop@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tanghalang Ateneo Auditions for Litisang Bilog ng Caucasus

OPEN AUDITIONS
FOR
TANGHALANG ATENEO'S

LITISANG BILOG NG CAUCASUS
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Translated in Filipino by Ron Capinding
From the English Version by James and Tania Stern
with W.H. Auden
Directed by Ricardo Abad

Be a part of Tanghalang Ateneo’s 29th SEASON OPENER!

We are looking for people who can act,
sing (or carry a tune)
and/or
play traditional musical instruments.

Actors are expected to play several roles in the play.Litisang Bilog is about Social Justice,
or the notion that, to quote the final words of the play,
"What there is shall belong to those who are good for it."Challenge yourself! Join the cast! Spread the message of Social Justice!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
3:30 pm
3rd Floor, Gonzaga Exhibit Hall
Ateneo de Manila University

OPEN AUDITIONS
FOR TANGHALANG ATENEO'S
LITISANG BILOG NG CAUCASUS
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
OPEN TO STUDENTS ONLY

BRING
2X2 I.D. picture
Traditional Musical Instrument (optional)

PREPARE
1 song
1 piece to be performed using your instrument (optional)
Read a passage from the script as different characters (to beprovided by Tanghalang Ateneo)

TANGHALANG ATENEO
29TH Season
THE SEASON OF TRUTH

July 2007

“FOR THE PEOPLE!”
-Bertolt Brecht

OPEN AUDITIONS
FOR TANGHALANG ATENEO'S
LITISANG BILOG NG CAUCASUS
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Friday, April 27, 2007

Tanghalang Pilipino Auditions for Pilipinas Circa 1907

Tanghalang Pilipino
Auditions for Pilipinas Circa 1907

Tanghalang Pilipino announces the first of its auditions for its 21st Theater Season of Power Plays. On May 8, 9 and 10, 2007, the search is on for the cast of PILIPINAS CIRCA 1907, the company's season opener. Auditions will be held at the Bulwagang Amado Hernandez, Upper Ground Floor, Tanghalang Pambansa, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

We are looking for strong male and female actors who can sing and move and are 18 years old and above. Each one must submit a resume with two photos (a head shot and a full body shot), and must be prepared to do a movement piece and read scenes from the script. Auditionees will also be required to perform the song Jocelynang Baliwag. Copies of the audition piece are available at the Tanghalang Pilipino office, 2/F Production Design Center Bldg., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

Applicants of Tanghalang Pilipino Auditions for Pilipinas Circa 1907 must be available for the production schedule with rehearsals running for six weeks prior to the opening on August 10, 2007, and weekend performances at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) until September 2007.

PILIPINAS CIRCA 1907 is about political conflict and family relations which get in the way of two pairs of star-crossed lovers when America was more in the heart. It is set in the period prior to the National elections for the Philippine assembly in 1907. With 2007 being an election year, the landmark sarswela by Nicanor G. Tiongson and Lutgardo Labad, Lucien Letaba, Louie Pascacio, Chino Toledo, et al, last performed by Tanghalang Pilipino in 1994, will be revived in a new production to be directed by Dennis Marasigan.

Those who have further inquiries on Tanghalang Pilipino Auditions for Pilipinas Circa 1907 may call 832-3661 or 832-1125 locals 1620/1621, Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or send an email to ccptanghalan@yahoo.com.

Tanghalang Pilipino
Auditions for Pilipinas Circa 1907

TANGHALANG PILIPINO
(Philippine Theater)
Resident Theater Company of the
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Office Telefax: 832-3661
CCP Trunkline: 832-1125 local 1620 & 1621

CALL US TODAY to find out more about:
- student, senior citizen and group DISCOUNTS
- UPCOMING shows
- reservations and bookings
- COSTUME RENTALS
- SPONSORING/ADVERTIS ING in a show or a season
- buying a show as your organization' s FUNDRAISER
- special TOURING shows
- WORKSHOPS and OJT programs
- how to volunteer and/or donate
- upcoming AUDITIONS

TO RECEIVE UPDATES join our FREE email mailing list!
Simply send a blank email to
TPNews-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Or visit

www.tanghalangpilipino.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

F*ART for Lovers of Fashion & Art

Exciting fusion of Fashion and ART at F*ART

Behold a new concept store set to captivate lovers of fashion and art.
Fashion and ART (F*ART) is a fusion of fashion and art, where anything
is possible and what you imagine is within your reach. Conveniently
located in the heart of Quezon City, near ABS-CBN and GMA-7 studios, it is
a place where young, fast rising fashion designers and artists showcase
their freshest creations. F*ART offers funky fashionable finds fit for
fab fun Filipinos. Come and explore the exciting fusion of Filipino
Fashion and Art.

F*ART is located at 24 K-D cor. K-1st, Kamuning, Quezon City. See
you there!

Wanderlust Exhibit

Exhibit Title: WANDERLUST
Travelling Within And Without
Where: Le Souffle Restaurant, D'Fort, Taguig City

Julio Austria, Samuel Penaso and Margaret Rodriguez mounts an exhibit called "Wanderlust: travels within and without" on April 24- May 19. Both Julio Austria and Margaret Rodriguez are products of UST Fine Arts Painting and Samuel Penaso from TUP.

Jojo Austria focuses on his explorations within the region, being part of residency programs in Malaysia and Thailand. His works delves into architecture, people and the common things we see in our day to day life.

Sam Penaso, on the other hand goes back to his roots... And journeys back to Bohol. Where his travels go back to the Chocolate Hills, Panglao beach and the animal reserves that house the Philippine tarsier. His paintings evoke a sense of nostalgia of the place he calls "home".

Marga Rodriguez plays with thought processes and emotions as "destinations" within. Her paintings are heavily influenced by Pacita Abad and her trapunta work and tries to capture the essence of a feeling through abstraction.

Opening Cocktails of Wanderlust exhibit will be on April 24, 2007 5:30-6:30pm at the Le Souffle Restaurant, D'Fort, Taguig City.

For further informationon Wanderlust exhibit @ Le Souffle Restaurant, D'Fort, please call Malou +6309175321376 or email: deguzmanmalourdes@yahoo.com

Free workshop & exhibit on pottery in Glorietta

Ayala Malls and Filipinas Heritage Library would like
to invite you to know the basics of ceramic arts and
start making your own pottery!

Conversation with Jon Pettyjohn is scheduled on May
19, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Artspace atrium, 3F Glorietta 4,
Ayala Center Makati. Another batch will be conducted
on May 20 at the same time. Free clay kits are limited
so register now. To reserve a seat, please call
8921801 or email AFIFHLEvents@ayalafoundation.org.ph.

There will also be a special display on pottery, which
can be viewed from May 22 to 31 during mall hours in
Glorietta 4 lobby.

***
Do you want to gain knowledge and become skilled at
travel photography or Ikebana flower arrangement?
Traveling with a Camera and Ikebana Flower Arrangement
will be featured in June and July respectively. For
more details, please contact us.

The Alcove Photo Gallery
thealcove1@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Glorious @ Repertory Globe Theater

Glorious @ Repertory Globe Theater
Glorious
Repertory Globe Theatre (Onstage, Greenbelt 1)
April 27-29, 2007

A true, hilarious story of a stone-deaf singing diva whose fan base expands out of amazement at her ignorance and guts. A moving tribute to the innocence and purity of belief.

Joy Virata plays the delightful diva who won the hearts of New Yorkers and drew thousands to her recitals and balls at which she performed despite a voice that, in the words of one angry critic "nature threw" (at her), and the inability to recognize differences in pitch and tone. If she had performed as contestant in today's "American Idol" she would have drawn a "definitely pitchy" from all three judges.

Ms. Virata is supported by popular actors Rem Zamora, Pinky Marquez, Bonggoy Manahan, and Chari Arespacochaga who play her equally zany friends and Jay Glorioso who plays her vehement critic. REP artistic director Baby Barredo directs assisted by Ria Pangilinan. Set design by Ariel Reonal with lights by Martin Esteva. Set execution and scenography by Adol fo Lasin.

Repertory Philippines is a not-for-profit community theater company, now in its 40th year, that produces plays in English.

Glorious will be staged at the Repertory Globe Theatre (Onstage, Greenbelt 1). For more details on Glorious @ Repertory Globe Theater, please call the Repertory Philippines at 887-0710.

The schedule of Glorious @ Repertory Globe Theater is as follows:

April 27, 2007
8:00:PM

April 28, 2007
3:30:PM, 8:00:PM

April 29, 2007
3:30:PM

Glorious @ Repertory Globe Theater
Ticket prices: P550, P350, P250

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Environmental Documentaries @ Cinekatipunan

KALIKASAN-PNE
KALIKASAN— PEOPLES NETWORK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
26 Matulungin St. Central District, Quezon City ,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel./Fax; +63 (2) 924-8756; E-mail:
kalikasan.pne@gmail.com

You are cordially invited to
CineKalikasan 1.2
Film screenings on environmental issues
April 24, 2007 (Tuesday), 5:30 – 7 PM
Mag:net Gallery and Café
AGCOR Building, 335 Katipunan Ave. (fronting Miriam
and Ateneo), Quezon City

Program

The Green Guerillas: The Fight for the Philippine Rain
Forest
Philippines/ Germany/New Zealand, 1995
DV Video, 30 minutes, with subtitles
Directed by Rod Prosser
Production companies: Vanguard Films / WDR, Cologne

In 1994, New Zealand filmmaker Rod Prosser was
commissioned by German television to report on the
efforts of the underground liberation movement to save
the country's rainforest together with the tribal
people of southeast Mindanao from the chainsaws of
multinational timber corporations. The resulting film
is a documentary which pushes the boundaries of the
reportage form to present the fight for the
environment from the perspective of indigenous
revolutionaries.

Sabidong ti Balitok (Toxic Gold)
Philippines, 2005
22 minutes, with subtitles
Directed by Judy Cariño and Emmanuel Palo, with Tan-aw
Multimedia Collective, Save the Abra River Movement
(STARM), Montanosa Relief and Rehabilitation Service
(MRRS), Health Action and Information Network (HAIN)

Sabidong Ti Balitok presents the effects of the
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company's operations on
the water, earth, air and lives of people living along
the Abra River. It tells the story of the fiery
people's struggle against environmental destruction,
corporate mining and the plunder of the people's
resources.

Agos
Philippines, 2003
18 minutes
Directed by Tomas Estrera III
The filmmaker's undergraduate thesis at the University
of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Agos is a
video documentary about the effects of the San Roque
Multipurpose Dam project—the largest hydroelectric
irrigation project in Asian history and the 12th
highest dam of its kind in the world—on the Ibaloi
Community and the Agno River in Northern Philippines.

Environmental Documentaries @ Cinekatipunan

Cinekalikasan is a project initiated by Kalikasan
People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE)
aiming to popularize various environmental and peoples
struggles through film screenings in different venues.
This screening at mag:net Katipunan, a
bookshop/gallery/ café and home to the Cinekatipunan
film project*, will be the first in this year's
series. While the film screenings are free, the
audience is encouraged to give donations for the
benefit of the featured filmmakers. Food and drinks
may be bought at the café.

I of Disappointment @ Blanc

I of Disappointment ( Barrioquinto, Borsoto, Roxas, Tanedo)
at blanc April 30 6pm

"I of Disappointment" a group show featuring Andres
Barrioquinto, Lawrence Borsoto, Ivan Roxas, and CJ
Tanedo will open on Monday, April 30, 2007 6PM at
blanc. The show will run until May 21, 2007.

blanc is located at Crown Tower 107 HV dela Costa St.
Salcedo Village Makati City.

For inquiries on I of Disappointment
( Barrioquinto, Borsoto, Roxas, Tanedo) at blanc, please call
or sms 752-0032/0920- 9276436 or email info@blanc.ph

Thursday, April 19, 2007

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes

International Book Day
at INSTITUTO CERVANTES

Fecha Date April 21, Saturday
Hora Time From 10 am to midnight
Lugar Venue Instituto Cervantes

Book Fair and Instituto Cervantes’ Open House. A whole day affair beginning at 10:00 am!

Entrada gratuita Free entrance

Join us as we celebrate World Book Day at Instituto Cervantes! From 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2006, Instituto Cervantes will be having an Open House, ‘round the clock fiesta to commemorate the International Book Day.
What’s waiting for you at Instituto Cervantes?

Feria del Libro Book Fair

Saturday’s main attraction is the Book Fair. We will be offering more than 4,000 brand new books at token prices (starting from 20 Php). The fair will also include books by popular Filipino publishing firms and leading bookstores at 20% off. As per Spanish tradition, every book buyer will receive a rose (while supplies last). In addition, the first 200 hundred buyers will receive a free copy of the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. More surprise gifts will await visitors throughout the day!

Books by Filipino publishing firms like Anvil and leading bookstores will also be sold and Filipino authors such as National Artists Sionil Jose and Alejandro Roces, Gregorio Brillantes, Jessica Zafra, Charlson Ong, Sarge Lacuesta, Katrina Tuvera, Marjorie Evasco and Alice Sun-Cua will be present for book signing.

Cultural events and freebies!

On this day, at 12:30 pm, there will be Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting. We will also have FREE Latin dance classes (at 3:00 pm), as well as jazz shows, concerts, dance performances, film showings, Spanish wine & cheese tasting. Guided tours of the Instituto Cervantes building will also be done at different schedules.

Also, on this day, visitors may avail of a FREE Spanish class for beginners!
Two Spanish on-line presentations are also included in the list of events. Guests may also participate in the diagnostic exam, Test your Spanish.

New students who enroll on April 21st will be given a 20% discount off the regular price. (Only valid for certain schedules and full payment).

Keep your eye out for more freebies to be had throughout the day!

Contests -and prizes!

Instituto Cervantes will also hold contests on this day such as La Foto del Día (Photo of the Day) and the Poetry Reading Contest. Everyone is both welcome and invited to participate in the contests. At stake are cool prizes for the winners. The winning entry will be selected by popular vote.

Poetry Reading Contest
Put your artistic skills to the test! Read a poem of your choice and you stand a chance to win a fabulous prize!

La Foto del Día Photo Contest Don’t own a $1000 camera? ¡No hay problema! All you need is a cellphone equipped with a camera. Pictures must be of subjects (people, objects, events, etc.) as seen within the grounds of the Instituto Cervantes during the Día del Libro. All entries must be received before 6:00 pm on April 21, 2007. Approach the Photo Contest booth to register and to submit your photo(s). There will be a First Priz of 10,000 Php plus a free Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes, and a Second Prize of 5,000 Php plus a set of books.
Don’t want to submit an entry? You can also join by voting for your favorite photo (A set of books will be raffled among voters!)

Cinema
There will also be special movie screenings with the theme Great Books on the Screen. Schedule is as follows:

2 pm > La colmena Directed by Mario Camus (114 min.) 1982.
6 pm > El método Directed by Marcelo Pyñeiro (105 min.) 2005.

La colmena

Director Directed by Mario Camus
Duración Duration: 114 min.
Producción Production: España, 1982

Intérpretes Cast: Victoria Abril, Ana Belén, José Bódalo, José Luis López Vázquez, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Fecha Date: April 21
Hora Time: 2:00 pm
Lugar Venue: Instituto Cervantes

Durante el invierno de 1942, la ciudad de Madrid sufre hambre, opresión y toda clase de calamidades. Alrededor de un café, "La delicia", sesenta personas bien diferenciadas yuxtaponen y relacionan sus problemas y supervivencia cotidiana. Película inspirada en la novela homónima de Camilo José Cela.

Based on the novel of the same title by Camilo José Cela, La Colmena is a heartrending compilation of stories of people in the Madrid of 1942, just after the Spanish Civil War. The main theme of the film is the contrast between the poets, surviving close to misery under the Franco's regime, and the winners of the war, the emerging class of the people that makes easy money with illegal business. The film received the Golden Bear in the Berlin Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles

In Spanish with English subtitles Sólo para adultos For Adults Only
El método

Director Directed by Marcelo Pyñeiro
Duración Duration: 105 min.
Producción Production: España, 2005

Intérpretes Cast: Eduard Fernández, Eduardo Noriega, Natalia Verbeke, Carmelo Gómez, Ernesto Alterio, Adriana Ozores

Fecha Date: April 21
Hora Time: 6:00 pm
Lugar Venue: Instituto Cervantes


Siete aspirantes a un alto puesto ejecutivo se presentan a una prueba de selección de personal para una empresa multinacional. En un clima de tensa competitividad, la inseguridad de los participantes se convertirá en miedo, dudas y en un estado de paranoia general. En este claustrofóbico clima de máxima desconfianza y absoluta falta de escrúpulos, se crearán alianzas, se producirán disputas, se revelarán secretos, se destaparán pasados...

Seven candidates compete for an executive position at a multinational company. Candidates are assembled to be put through the final selection process for a single high-level position at a multinational corporation. From the outset, there is a palpably tense, competitive atmosphere among the group. Feelings of distrust increase when they realize they are aspiring for the same position. They find themselves pitted against one another in a contest that elicits fear, suspicion, paranoia and betrayal. Winner of 2 Goya Awards.

Kids will also have the chance to enjoy 3 Spanish movies for children:
11 am > Don Quijote, 1 For further info on the film, click here
1:30 pm > Don Quijote, 2 For further info on the film, click here
4:30 pm > El bosque animado For further info on the film, click here

And in the evening, to top off the entire day, Instituto Cervantes will hold the Día del Libro Party with a Latin band, Spanish food… and lots of FUN!

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes
April 21, 2007 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TIME
EVENT
VENUE
10 am – 7 pm
Book Fair
Patio
10:30 am
Photo Contest: Photo of the Day*
Instituto Cervantes
11:00 am
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
11:00 am
Film for kids: Don Quijote, 1
Aula 5
11:30 am
Spanish Online presentation**
Sala Multimedia
11:30 am – 2pm
Writers’ Book Signing
Patio
11:45 am
Test your Spanish**
Administración
12:00 nn
Jazz in the patio
Patio
12:15 pm
Free Trial Spanish Class**
Aula 7
12:30 pm
Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting
Patio
1:00 pm
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
1:30 pm
Film for kids: Don Quijote, 2
Aula 5
2:00 pm
Film: La colmena
Salón de Actos
2:45 pm
Test your Spanish**
Administración
3:00 pm
Free Latin Dance Classes**
Salón Rizal Casino
3:30 pm
Merienda: Chocolate con churros
Patio
3:45
Jazz on the roof
Instituto Cervantes Hall
4:00 pm
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
4:15 pm
Free Trial Spanish Class**
Aula 7
4:30 pm
Spanish online presentation**
Sala Multimedia
4:30 pm
Film for kids: El bosque animado
Aula 5
4:30 pm
Poetry Reading Contest***
Patio
4:45 pm
Test your Spanish**
Administración
5:45 pm
Modern Dance Performance
Patio
6:00 pm
Film: El método
Salón de Actos
7:30 pm
Awarding: Photo & Poetry Reading
Patio
8:00 pm
Fiesta: Latin Party
Patio

*Rules at the reception desk
**Please book with Marie at the reception desk
***2 categories: Spanish and Other Languages. To sign up for the contest, please call at 526-1482 to 85 (Marie/Isabel)

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes855 Kalaw St., 1000 Ermita. Manila (To see map click here)
Tel. (632) 526 1482 - 85 Fax (632) 526 1449
http://manila.cervantes.es

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Peers Ensemble @ Pinto Art Gallery

PEERS ENSEMBLE EXHIBIT

PINTO ART GALLERY
presents

PEERS ENSEMBLE
April 15 - May 12, 2007

GUS ALBOR
PANDY AVIADO
ROY VENERACION
NESTOR VINLUAN
JUNYEE

PINTO ART GALLERY
1 Sierra Madre, Grandheights, Antipolo City
Telefax : (632) 697.10.15

Philippine Muslim Art

Philippine Muslim Art

Stories about Philippine Art Series
Philippine Muslim Art: Context, Aesthetics and Some Issues

The Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines will host a talk by Dr. Abraham Sakili of the Department of Art Studies of University of the Philippines on Philippine Muslim Art: Context, Aesthetics and Some Issues on April 21, 2007 from 2 - 4 pm. The diverse visual art forms such as architecture, metal works and weaponry, textiles, woven mats and others will be shown and annotated. Lecture fee is PhP100 for members and PhP150 for non-members.

The contexts of history, Islamic culture and addat or indigenous tradition of the major Muslim groups in the Philippines such as the Tausug, Maranao, Maguindanao, Sama, Yakan and to some extent Badjao will be discussed along with important issues associated with the so-called Islamic prohibition of figurative art form, inter-ethnic "continuum" discerned through some art forms and the problem of "representation" as exteriorization of Muslim or Islamic art and culture.

This is fourth in the Stories about Philippine Art series which aims to create more awareness of the various personalities, art forms and practices in the Philippines. The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, except holidays.

For more information or reservations please call 404-2685/ 0928-503-9392 and look for Elvie or Patricia or call Flor at 722-9073; or call the Lopez Museum at call 6312417 or 4042685 or email pezseum@skyinet.net.

Philippine Muslim Art
Stories about Philippine Art Series
Philippine Muslim Art: Context, Aesthetics and Some Issues
Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines
For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at http://museumfoundationph.org/news/

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
G/F National Museum of the Filipino People
Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila 1004 Philippines
Telefax: (63-2) 404-2685
www.museumfoundationph.org

Tatluhan + Landscape @ Kaida Art Gallery

Tatluhan + Landscape
Kaida Art Gallery

Tatluhan + Landscape
April 20 - May 12, 2007

Tatluhan + Landscape: Back to back group exhibitions at Kaida Art Gallery

Newly-opened art space Kaida Art Gallery welcomes the summer season with two back-to-back group exhibitions by distinguished Filipino artists, entitled Tatluhan (Threesome) and Landscapes, from April 20 to May 12, 2007.

Tatluhan features works by Emmanuel Garibay, Ferdie Montemayor, and Anthony Palomo, who have each contributed three paintings to the exhibition.

The exhibit also marks the launching of Kaida Art Gallerys Gray Wall, an artists alcove adjacent to the gallerys main exhibition space.

In its main exhibition area, Kaida will present Landscape, a group exhibition by Antipolo-based artists Erwin Leaño, Cris Villanueva, Jim Orencio, and Mikel Parial. Each of the four artists will be presenting works interpreting and reinterpreting the concept and unifying theme of the exhibition: landscapes, territories, and arenas.

Both shows open at 6:30 p.m. on April 20 (Friday), and will run until the 12th of May (Saturday) at Kaida Art Gallery, located at the 2nd floor, GFO Building, #122 Kamuning Road, Quezon City.

For inquiries on Tatluhan + Landscape @ Kaida Art Gallery, please contact the gallery at Tel. (632) 414 4777 or Mobile (0916) 682 1755 Email: aidahysg@yahoo.com.

Monday, April 16, 2007

This Week @ Cinekatipunan (April 16-21)

THIS WEEK AT CINEKATIPUNAN
April 16 to 21, 2007

This April, CINEKATIPUNAN presents the second phase of
Mag:net’s collaboration with independent and
contemporary dancers and choreographers in line with
the celebration with the International Dance Day on
April 29. Foreign and local dance films courtesy of
the International Festival of Cinema and Technology
and Uncensored Bodies will be showcased for three
consecutive Wednesdays (April 11, 18th and 25th)
prior to evening performances by dance and
choreographer communities. This Wednesday’s
Cinekatipunan program features works by Carlitos
Siguion-Reyna, Paul Morales, Romeo Candido, and Keith
Sicat, to be followed by performances by Makiling
Ensemble, Myra Beltran and Airdance starting 9 PM.

In the same line, Monday’s AsiaLunes program (April
16) will feature dance films from Korea and Malaysia.
Tuesday (April 17) sets the tone for the upcoming
Cordillera Day 2007 with a work by activist filmmaker
Ron Papag, featuring people’s theater in the context
of fetad (the Cordillera indigenous people’s
mobilization for war). Thursday (April 19) features
the Films by Visual Artists program with a work by
Cocoy Lumbao, while Nika Bohinc, visiting editor of
the 45-year old film magazine Ekran, will present
award-winning Slovenian film Gravehopping for Friday.
Cinekatipunan caps the week on Saturday (April 21)
with FIRST FILMS by young Filipina filmmakers Felinda
Bagas, Pam Miras and emerging filmmakers from the UP
Film Institute led by Armi Cacanindin.

Held Mondays to Saturdays at Mag:net Café Katipunan,
Cinekatipunan screenings start at 5:30 PM.While the
film screenings are free, viewers are encouraged to
make voluntary contributions for the honoraria of the
featured filmmakers. For questions or comments about
Cinekatipunan write to sinag_haraya@yahoo.com.
Cinekatipunan programs precede Mag:net Café's nightly
holding of Live Performances by well-known and
emerging bands and musicians. Mag:net Café is located
along Katipunan Avenue (fronting Miriam and Ateneo) in
Quezon City. For more inquiries please call 9293191 or
visit www.magnet.com.ph. #

APRIL 16-21 PROGRAM

April 16 (Monday)
Asian Dance Films: Wall (Malaysia) and Hitchiking
(Korea)

James Lee: WALL ( 2006 MiniDV Color 13 min)
Language: Mandarin

Synopsis: Between the Man and his love one lies a
wall. Between the Man and his country lies another
wall. It's just a matter of dialogue and monologue.

"Wall" dance choreography by: Amy Len

Director’s Biography:
Born in 1973, Ipoh, Malaysia. Trained as a graphic
designer. A self-taught filmmaker, he began acting &
directing theatre plays before venturing into video
filmmaking.

"The Beautiful Washing Machine", his fourth
DV-feature, won the Best Asean Feature Award and
FIPRESCI Prize in the 2005 Bangkok International Film
Festival. He also produced Amir Muhammad's award
winning documentary "The Big Durian" and Ho Yuhang's
"Sanctuary".
He also works as a director of photography for
independent shorts and features. Which includes two
award winning works, Tan Chui Mui's "Love Conquers
All" and Azharr Rudin's "Majidee".

http://www.doghouse73pictures.com/sh_wall.html
http://www.doghouse73pictures.com/about.html

Jin-sung Choi : HITCHHIKING (2004 35mm Color
30min 30sec)
Language: Korean

Synopsis: It's the first trip together for a couple
that has been dating for about six months. To get out
of boredom, a guy demands for new kind of excitement
from his girlfriend and 'not she' but 'she' ends up
'hitchhiking' himself.

Director's Statement: I wanted to unfold a story about
'dating is hell' in a dry, fantasy tale, in showing
difficulties in communication and weariness found
after six months in a relationship.

Director’s Biography:
Born in 1975, Ulsan. Graduated from Sugang University,
Department of Mass Communications Independent Film
Production 'Freakshow'

Awards and citations for "Hitchhiking" :
Best Short Film, 3rd Korean Film Award (2004,
Korea)
Jury's Special Mention, Busan Asian Short Film
Festival (2004, Korea)
Best Video Film & Special Mention, 21st Turin
Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2006, Italy)
3rd Prize in Press Award for Best Film, 11th
Lyon Asian Film Festival (2005, France)

April 17 (Tuesday)
Ron Magbuhos Papag: FETAD! People’s Theatre Cordillera

FETAD! People’s Theatre Cordillera (65 mins, 2007) - A
cinema verite’documentary- performance. Theatre artists
from Metro Manila and Baguio City engaged in “Peoples
Theatre”, return to the origin of their performance
piece, the Basao Tribe, located in located in Kalinga
Province in Northern Philippines.

Produced by Point of View (POV) Productions for
PAN-AP, MASIPAG and UBINIG

[Direction: Ron Magbuhos Papag; Producer: Aya Santos;
Script: Ron Magbuhos Papag and Edwin Quinsayas]

April 18 (Wednesday)
6 PM: UNCENSORED BODIES - A Dance On Screen Series
Featuring films from the International Festival of
Cinema and Technology, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Paul
Morales, Romeo Candido, Keith Sicat

Video works on dance, dance archives. UNCENSORED
BODIES are screenings of Filipino contemporary dance
works that capture the magic of this ephemeral art
form (from http://www.geocities.com/wifibody/) in
collaboration with the International Festival of
Cinema and Technology (IFCT).

IFCT Dance Film Showcase (from
http://www.ifct.org/ifctscheduledance.html)

Wings of Legacy (Directed by Neeta Mittal, USA)
"Wings of Legacy" is the story of two women from a
world full of movement and a heart of dance that has
no boundaries. "Hip-hop and ballet were chosen as
motifs to represent the contradictory entities of
youth and wisdom, ability and disability, life and
death."

The Plight of Clownana (Directed by Chris Dowling,
USA)
It is about a man who has a job as a store's dancing
mascot that is half-clown, half-banana. A dancing
fight begins between the Clown Banana mascot and the
dancing mascot of the competing store across the
street.

Desperate Horsewife (Directed by Paul Lazarus, USA)
Parody of a musical theatre film involving an
unconventional love triangle.

Tiny Dancer (Directed by Stefan Georgiou, UK)
Very rarely do dreams actually come true but that
doesn't make it wrong to have them. How do you deal
with not doing what you love? You Do It.

Contrapunto (Directed by Jean-Pierre Jacquet,
USA/France)
Hand-drawn animation of a dancing couple in Buenos
Aires, exploring the details of the tango.

The Double Woman (Directed by Carla B Guttmann,
Germany)
The Double Woman is a film about a modern dancer who
confronts her childhood in a haunting, carnal dance.
As she contorts and moves her body, childhood ghosts
and memories are released. It is a film about the
secrets the body hides and how one woman frees herself
through movement.

Hand Sum (Directed by Eva Colmers, Canada)
Miro moves through life without much conviction until
a magical incident helps her escape her daily routine.

Rules of the Road (Directed by Deborah VanSlet,
Canada)
Rules of the Road is a dance video on hitchhiking ; a
metaphor for the calculated risk. The video
expresses both the exhilaration and the anxiety
associated with taking a chance and breaking out for
parts unknown.

Salomon (Directed by Deborah Kuleff, Australia)
Narrative Dance piece that is a record of a woman's
journey to rediscover her past.

A Two Women One Act (Directed by Vanessa Libertad
Garcia, USA)
A dramatic period piece featuring Latin dance

Magnetized (Directed by Lynn Shelton, USA)
Music video for Laura Veirs

Sea Mammal (Directed by Fiona Cameron, Australia)
An atmospheric dance piece featuring a pregnant woman

Beyond Time (Directed by Passia Pandora, Canada)
"Weaving metaphor into dance, filmmaker Passia Pandora
explores the nuanced world of personal grief."

9 PM: UNCENSORED BODIES LIVE!
With Makiling Ensemble, Myra Beltran and Airdance

April 19 (THURSDAY)
Films by Visual Artists (Curated by Poklong Anading)
Cocoy Lumbao: VANGUARD

Cocoy Lumbao has been involved in video-based art
exhibitions in Manila and is a graduate of the Film
and Audiovisual Program at the University of the
Philippines Diliman. He was one of the students of Big
Sky Mind founder and director Ringo Bunoan and was
also included in the latter’s groundbreaking Satellite
exhibition for the 13 Artists Award held at the
Cultural Center of the Philippines. Lumbao is also a
founding member of the Future Prospects Artists’
Association, along with Mizuki Endo, Louie Cordero,
Cocoy Lumbao and Gary-Ross Pastrana.

April 20 (FRIDAY)
GRAVEHOPPING (Slovenia)
Curated and to be presented by Nika Bohinc, visiting
editor of the 45-year old film magazine Ekran.

Jan CvitkoviÄ? : GRAVEHOPPING (Original title: Od
groba do groba, 2005)
(shown with permission from the director)
Running Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis: Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a
small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every
funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help
turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions
that bring the grieving crowd to tears for all the
wrong reasons.
At home Pero is busy trying to intercept his father's
frequent but hopelessly inept suicide attempts.
Meanwhile he also seeks to win the heart of local girl
Renata, who bears secrets beneath her innocent blonde
curls. In all his daily fortunes and misfortunes Pero
is assisted by his devote friend and fan Shooki.
Although quite capable of enjoying life, Shooki often
ponders about death and makes his own funeral plans.
The otherworldly Ida has a weak spot for him and makes
sure to cross his path ever more often. It remains to
be seen whether Pero and his companions will succeed
in their search for intimacy and love in the absurd
chaos that is life.

In such a seemingly innocent setting Gravehopping
accumulates force and a dark abyss looms behind every
moment of happiness - and the other way round.
Director Jan Cvitkovic plays with the themes of heaven
and earth, life and death. His characters live on the
edge between the two worlds and they do not always end
up on the side on which they would prefer to be.

Gravehopping link:
Interview with director:
http://www.odgrobadogroba.com/en/novinarska_soba/
*interview conducted by our host for evening, Ekran
editor Nika Bohinc

AWARDS: IFF San Sebastian 2005 award Alatadis for best
first and second film of festival IFF Warshaw award
SEECN for best film by accredited industry
professionals IFF Cottbus Award for Best film, Award
for Best Film by Ecumenical Jury IFF Torino Award
for Best film by Festival Jury, Award for best Script
IFF Ljubljana, Special Jury Mention Award Slovene
Film Festival Portorož 2005 Award for the best
Slovene film 2005, Awards for best side actor and
actress IFF Spirit of fire 2006 Khanty Mansisk
Silver Tayga second best film Award, Award for most
impressive film scene IFF Sofia, No Man's Land Best
Balkan Film Award IFF Festroia Setubal, Silver
Dolphin Award second best film, Award CICAE IFF Pali
“ Golden Tower“ best film of the festival IFF Pecs :
award for Best Cinematographer, Award for Best Actor,
Audience Award IFF Torun Special Jury award, Award
Zygmund Kaluzynski - for most extraordinary scene in
film IFF Nordeliijk: Student Jury Award Slovenian
candidate for Oscar Award for foreign language film

April 21 (SATURDAY)
FIRST FILMS by
Felinda Bagas: PARA SA KABATAAN (SNEAK PREVIEW)
Pam Miras: REYNA NG KADILIMAN
with UP Film Institute Thesis Productions, selected by
Armi Cacanindin

Sneak Preview: Para sa Kabataan (For the Youth)
Felina Bagas is a Filipina filmmaker, scriptwriter,
video editor and musician whose short films have been
screened locally and abroad. She dedicates the work to
“all the poor children of the Philippines who struggle
everyday so they could get an education” and to “those
who continue to fight for real freedom”.

Reyna ng Kadiliman (Queen of Darkness)
Pam Miras is a writer and a segment producer for
television. She graduated with a film degree at the
University of the Philippines College of Mass
Communications in 1999, the same year she completed
her first short feature “Reyna ng Kadiliman”.This film
won several awards in 2000, including the First Prize
for the Short Feature Category of the 13th Gawad CCP
Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula and the 23rd Gawad
Urian Award for Best Short Film.

BOXED Exhibit 2007 @ CCP

"BOXED exhibition 2007"
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (Third floor hallway)
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (Second floor hallway)

Opening: April 26, 2007 / 6 P.M.
Exhibit runs till: May 27, 2007

***
"Boxed" exhibit Statement

Think Manny Pacquiao and boxing. Think Jack in the box. Think boxer
shorts.

Think out of the box.

No, wait, think the box itself & back into the box, detox the self of
all need to find life outside the box because there is nothing else
beyond. Should there be something, it is but a larger box—the cubed
simulations of an endless series of Russian dolls, replicas of a
replica, a continuous opening & closing of possibilities.

(The world in a grain of sand.)
(The jewel in the lotus.)
(Aum mane padme aum.)

BOXED is all about balance, equilibrium, respect for creative space
irrespective of field or discipline.

Gathering artists from & with(in) different backgrounds, BOXED becomes
a gesture toward Wagner's dream of the Gesamtkunstwerk— the total
artwork—which fuses into one mythology all the many, divided arts that
for ages have yearned for wholeness. The exhibit henceforth is not so
much the exhibition of multiple creations but the act of creation
itself—or at least a simulation of the act of creation: the writing of
a singular mythology that contains all perceived and unperceived
reality. Jewel in the lotus. The universe in a box.

Open the box and all six sides fall into place to form a cross. Think
box and think salvation, the paradigm of redemption. Does it surprise
you that the square's four points pertain exactly to the
Tetragrammaton, the four sacred letters that signify the
unpronounceable name of God?

No point in thinking you can think out of the box. There is space for
exploration. Become the box.

Written by Angelo Suarez for BOXED Exhibition at Big Sky Mind last May
2006.

***

Participating Artists:

ABAÑO, Ambie
ABEJAR, Vian
AHMED, Nabila
ARABIT, Maysa
ATIENZA, Dennis
ATIENZA, Maritel
BALISI, Allan
BALLO, Jojo
BATO, Serjohn
BERMIDO, Art
BESANA, Ivy
BESANA, Robert
BLAS, Julius
BORSOTO, Lawrence
BUMATAY, Serge
CABARDO, Anna
CABRERA, Benjie
CALUBAYAN, Buen
CAMPOS, Demosthenes
CARINGAL, Ronald
CATALAN, Clint
CATALAN, Darwin
CLARIÑO, Aljo
COBCOBO, Joey
COMENDADOR, Herbert
CRUZ, Mideo
CUBILLO, Eugene
DADOR, Keith
DALMACIO, Don Djerassi
DE SILVA, Pao
DE GUZMAN, Alon
DEFORMINDUSTRY
DIANCO, Dave
DELA CRUZ, Art
DELA CRUZ, Neil
DELEON, Crisanto
FONTANILLA, Auggie
FROIE
GADIA, Dina
GARRIDO, Angela
GUBAT, Eva
JAO, Abi
JAVIER, Neil Arvin
JAYLO, Jon
KARIM, Vinita
LASAM, Cathy
LEAÑO, Erwin
LIM, Michelle
LINDSLEE
LYNYRD
MACUTAY, Derrick
MAGISTRADO, Mark
MAGNO, Angelo
MALLARI, Patti
MARBELLA, Manny
MARCELO, Meneer
MARFORI, Migs
MARQUEZ, Leoby
MAYOR, Jovenz
MEDRANO, Joan
MENDOZA, Mike
MONTERAS, Treb
OBNAMIA, Jamel
OCAMPO, Edrie
OLIQUINO, Giselle
OYEK, Kaye
PACENA, J.
PADILLA, Vincent
PASCUAL, Erwin
PAYAWAL, Jaco
PENASO, Sam
PIMENTEL, Cheng
POSADAS, Jill
QUINTO, Alma
RABARA, Oliver
RAMOS, Oliver
RAMOS, Sam
RAÑOLA, Jonathan
ROCO, Denise
RODRIGUEZ, Iggy
ROXAS, Ivan
ROXAS, Kirby
RUIZ, Jose Tence
SAJONA, Karla
SALVATUS, Mark
SANTOS, Aman
SANTOS, Armand
SEVILLA, Bryan
SHAKIRA
SIDDIQ, Nageen
SORIANO, Jepoy
STA. MARIA, Apol
SUAREZ, Angelo
SY, Dexter
TRIVINO, Kookie
TIBI, Hubert
TEJIDO, Jomike
TAÑEDO, CJ
TECSON, Mimi
TORRES, Fernando
TORRES, Tatong Recheta
TRINIDAD, Ige
VALENZUELA, Wesley
VALLESTEROS, Brian
VILLANUEVA, Maan
VELOSO, Ulysses
VICTORIA, Anthony
VICTORIA, Chic
YAN-SANTOS, Pam
YUMUL, Nelz
ZAPANTA, Rudy
ZICARELLI, Costantino

See you there!
BOXED Exhibit 2007 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

For other Exhibition details on
BOXED Exhibit 2007 @ CCP, please contact 09157810135.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

5 Stories @ Mag:net Gallery Paseo

5 Stories
Mag:net Paseo
University of the Philippines (UP)
Artists' Circle (AC) Alumni Foundation
April 11, 2007 to April 21, 2007

Mag:net Paseo and the University of the Philippines (UP) Artists' Circle (AC) Alumni Foundation present 5 STORIES, featuring five artists from the UP AC alumni in celebration of its 35th year of existence.

5 Stories is a collaborative exhibition, bringing together for the first time works from alumni members of different backgrounds. Representing five discrete artistic fields are Bong Brillante (Graphic Design), Pete Jimenez (Sculpture), Pablo Biglang-Awa (Video/Film), Mark Gary (Photography) and Arnold Limjoco (Painting).

The works exhibited by five individual artists represent the diversity of disciplines where the UP AC alumni and members have distinguished themselves, and the various narratives of artistic production that the individual members have engaged in.

The exhibit attests to the multi-media capacities of the collaborating artists. Pete Jimenez, for instance, is an award-winning TV commercial animation director and graphics designer yet has successfully produced an arsenal of large to small-scale sculptures from scrap metal since early 2000. Another of the featured artists, Pablo Biglang-Awa - one of the first computer graphics artists in the country - deftly combines commercial directing, painting, and film-making. His debut full-length film, Inang Yaya, recently made a clean sweep of the Young Critics Circle Awards for nearly all categories, including Best Film of the Year and Best Cinematography and Visual Design.

In 5 Stories, the fusion of these different elements hope to bring on a synergy previously unseen, to articulate various modes of visual expression that may serve as a starting point for more fresh narratives and collaborations.

5 Stories is also a tribute to the achievements of the UP AC alumnus, whose names do ring a bell among the ranks of those in the arts scene; achievers in advertising; writers; filmmakers; musicians; dreamers. The show, thus, is a gathering or homecoming where - each individual has a story to tell, about their struggles as up-and-comers, the climb to gain recognition, the joys and pains of being an artist, where members, friends and supporters of AC congregate into - one living, breathing moment - where art becomes the catalyst for connection.

5 Stories @ Mag:net Gallery Paseo runs from April 11, 2007 to April 21, 2007.

For more details on 5 Stories @ Mag:net Gallery Paseo, please call 817-7895.

Filipino film "Graveyard Shift" screens in New York and New Jersey

Filipino film "Graveyard Shift" screens in New York and New Jersey
forwarded by La Mama Theatre E.T.C

Graveyard Shift
Screenplay: Wendy Misa
Directed and Produced :Wendy Misa
2006-2007
Running Time : 50 mins

Starring :
Yul Servo,Angela Vallejo, Perry Escano,Lisa Dino, Neil Sese,
Sheenly Gener, Borgy Ocampo, PJ Lanot

Screening Schedules in New Jersey & New York USA

New York City --- La Mama Theatre E.T.C. April 15,2007 Sun 5:30pm
74A East 4th St. , NYC tickets $15
New Jersey ---- Benefit Art Festival for Calamity Stricken Countries
April 17, 2007 tue

Graveyard Shift
Screenplay by Wendy Misa
Produced and Directed by Wendy Misa
2006-2007
(Short Synopsis)

A unique reunion of Noah and Jade , who are Miguel's Best friend and
Ex-girlfriend in his teen years respectively. Miguel was killed two
years ago and his two friends from way back come together to find
truth out of his unjustly death. Miguel being involved with a drug
syndicate, gets murdered by his co-pushers. Noah and Jade enters his
disturbed realm, his psyche and the exact crime scene. It is Miguel's
way of telling his friends, the secrets of what really happened. While
the two of his friends reminisce over his greusome death, love
blossoms from the friendship. And is the result of the reunion.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Non-Linear Editing Workshop by Ramon Bautista

Non-Linear Editing Workshop (by DOKYU director Ramon Bautista)

The University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) invites you
to join any or all of its 2007 Multimedia Workshop offerings – a
series of short-term, specialized courses on the power of images and
the various aspects of film and audiovisual production.

One of the workshops to be offered this summer is:
Non-linear Editing
Facilitator; Ramon Bautista
Dates:April 16-18 (Monday to Wednesday). (Next batches TBA.)
Time:10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue:UP CMC A-107B or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
Fee: 6,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks, handouts,
and certificates.

Non –linear editing is a workshop for the beginner designer to
introduce participants to the principles of non-linear editing from
basic computer set up, editing and creation of output in various
digital formats.

The workshop facilitator, Ramon Bautista, is a faculty member of the
UP Film Institute, teaching courses like post-production, language &
grammar of film, film sound, and animation. He is an award-winning
independent filmmaker and animator, an actor, and a TV host &
producer.

Non-Linear Editing Workshop (by DOKYU director Ramon Bautista)
University of the Philippines Film Institute
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, QC
For workshop queries:
Email: < upfi_workshops@yahoo.com.ph >
Call: 9262722 (Telefax)
Visit: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~film_institute/home.htm

Art & Animation Workshop @ CCP

Gusto mo bang matuto ng animation? Attend na ng Art & Animation Workshop sa CCP from 24 April - 5 May 2007.

The workshop will cover basic illustration and animation techniques, which includes two-drawing animation, silhoutte animation, flipbook production, clay and sand animation and an intro to Flash animation. It will be divided into three age groups: 7-9 yrs. old, 10-12 yrs. old & 13-16 yrs. old. Only 10 slots per age group will be accepted. Workshop output will be an animated short to be shown at the end of the workshop.

Pinoy Animagination will conduct the workshop. You will also meet and interact with award-winning Filipino animators.

Workshop fee is PhP3,500.00 inclusive of drawing and art materials, certificate and a CD copy of the workshop output.

Classes: 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

April 24-27 (Tue-Fri)

May 2-5 (Wed- Sat)

Call the CCP Media Arts Division at 832-1125 locals 1704/1705/1712 for details.

ENROLL NOW!!!! LIMITED SLOTS LEFT...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ABC 5's "DOKYU" Student Documentary Competition Rules

COMPETITION RULES

DOKYU
Student Documentary Competition

ELIGIBILITY:
* Films/Documentaries must be produced from June 2003 to present by
a student/s currently enrolled at the time the production was made
* All entries must not have been aired over national television
* Entries must be in DVD or VCD format, accompanied by an
accomplished entry form
* You may secure entry forms from ABC 5 or download at the Files
section of http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DOKYU or this egroup
* You may submit it personally or by mail to 762 ABC 5 Quirino
Highway Novaliches Quezon City. (Entries with no entry form will not
be screened)
* Obtain additional information by calling 9263551 local News &
Public Affair or 9377916 or contact Meyor at 0922-9936814

MECHANICS:
* All entries will be pre-screened by the DOKYU circle where the
final 20 (or 22) will be selected.
* Upon selection, the filmmaker/s will be advised through phone.
He/She will be interviewed as part of the program.
* All entries will be screened by a three-member board of critics.
* The critics will be randomly selected from the academe and
broadcast industry. The critics will judge the entries based on
content, relevance, direction, scriptwriting, editing and production
values which will compose fifty percent (50%) of the total
competition criteria.
* The other fifty percent will come from viewers votes via SMS
* Two documentaries per episode will be aired. Voting starts
immediately after the program and ends after forty-eight hours. An
update based on percentage ranking will be announced over ABC
programming from time to time.
* The entry with the highest accumulated votes and critics grade
will be judged as the competition winner.

PRIZE:
* Season winner brings home P50,000.00 TAX-FREE and a trophy.
* Non-winners will receive a certificate for being chosen as one of
the 20 finalists.

Free Films from Iran @ UP Film Institute

Free Films from Iran
Courtesy of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The UP Film Institute concludes its ongoing series of free films from Iran with a twinbill this Friday, 13 April 2007, at 5 p.m. onwards. Featured films: “Sara”—the Grand Prize Winner of Golden Seashell at San Sebastian , Spain and “Lost Time”—an early film by acclaimed lady director Puran Derakhshandeh who visited the Philippines in March 2005 as the Guest of Honor for the UP Film Institute’s International Women’s Film Festival presenting another of her films for the gala opening.

Lost Time
(Zaman-e Az Dast Rafteh, 1990, 100 minutes, with English subtitles)
A girl is adopted by a couple who cannot have children only to be sent back to the orphanage as she encounters difficulties to be admitted to her new family.
Direction and Screenplay: Puran Derakhshandeh. Cast: Faramarz Sedighi, Sanaz Sehatu, Tania Johari, Shala Riahi.

Sara (1993, 100 minutes, with English subtitles)
A perfect young housewife eager to serve has to labor secretly to pay the shady loan she was compelled to avail for her husband’s expensive surgery.
Grand Prize Golden Seashell and Best Actress for Niki Karimi—1993 San Sebastian IFF; Audience Award—1993 Nantes Three Continents Festival; Official Selection—2004 Toronto IFF
Direction and Screenplay inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s play: Darioush Mehrjui. Cast: Niki Karimi, Amin Tarokh, Khosro Shakibai, Yasmin Malek-Nasr.

To always get screening alerts, join UP Film Institute e-group: upfilminstitute@ yahoogroups. com

University of the Philippines Film Institute
(Member, CILECT/Internationa l Association of Film and Television Schools )
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan Road , UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 2669, 2670; 9206863 (Telefax)
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmena Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax)
upfi.academic@ gmail.com
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upfi_workshops@ yahoo.com. ph

Black & White Photography UPFI Workshops

The University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) invites you
to join any or all of its 2007 Multimedia Workshop offerings – a
series of short-term, specialized courses on the power of images and
the various aspects of film and audiovisual production.

One of the workshops to be offered this summer is:

Black & White Photography (6 days / 48 hours)
Facilitator: Anne Marie de Guzman
Dates: April 16-21 (Monday to Saturday) (next batches TBA)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107A or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of
Cine Adarna)
Fee: P 7,500, inclusive of inclusive of light snacks,
handouts, materials for developing & printing and certificates.
Requirements: Filled-up application form, 35mm camera

Black & White Photography is a workshop that introduces students to
the basics of photography. Its aim is to give participants a
background on the principles and aesthetics of photography,
including camera control, framing & composition, developing &
darkroom printing, and more. B&W photography is foundational to the
technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and other visual media.

The workshop facilitator, Anne Marie de Guzman, is an award-winning
filmmaker, and a noted visual artist and photographer, having
mounted solo exhibitions and art shows in the Philippines and
abroad. She is the director of the UP Film Institute.

University of the Philippines Film Institute
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, QC
For workshop queries:
Call: 9262722 (Telefax)
Visit: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~film_institute/home.htm

Two Untitled Paintings @ Finale Art Gallery

"Two Untitled Paintings"
Finale Art Gallery
March 29, 2007 to April 17, 2007

Finale Art Gallery and West Gallery jointly present, "Two Untitled Paintings," the annual show of conceptual master, Roberto Chabet.

Both galleries, side-by-side with each other, feature Chabet's nearly identical installations composed of tin sheets, plywood, neon lights and photos. The slight difference lies on the neon signs: Finale has "i (heart) social realism" while West has "i (heart) performance art." As mirrors of each other, the galleries disrupt the commercial attitude of the site, clearing the space for the purely conceptual. Reitarating forms and tendencies, the show hinges on the barest thread of articulation, readily escaping the mind's ravenous grasp.

Two Untitled Paintings @ Finale Art Gallery runs from March 29, 2007 to April 17, 2007.

For more details on Two Untitled Paintings @ Finale Art Gallery, please call 634-2411, 813-2310, 634-2410.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tupada Action & Media Arts 2007

Tupada Action & Media Arts 2007
Coming Soon...

Tupada Action & Media Arts 2007
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Venue / Organiser:Tupada International Action Art Event
Information:Tupada is an artist-organized international performance art event in the Philippines, which provides emerging artists a venue to engage ideas and art practice about new media; particularly human body, sound and site specific.
Tupada Action & Media Arts 2007 participants:France-Bruno Mercet, Germany-Dirk Fleischmann, Indonesia-Ronald Apiran, Japan-Seiji Shimoda, Fukushima Kana, Makoto Maruyama, Shohei Nomoto Ami Yamasaku, Myanmar-Htien Lin, Singapore-Lynn Lu and Philippines-Maki Calilung, Jef Carnay, Buddy Ching, Thom Daquioag, Boyet de Mesa, Mitch Garcia, Baguio Artist Guild, Ian Madrigal, Marlon Magbanua, Kaye O’Yek, Sam Penaso, Arnel Ramiscal, Ronaldo Ruiz, Jose Tence Ruiz, Cesare Syjuco, Jean Marie Syjuco, Maxine Syjuco, Angelo Suarez, Tengal, Mannet Villariba, Jevijoe Vitug, Costantino Zicarelli.
TAMA ’07 – Tupada Action and Media Art 4th International Action
Date: April 19-23, 2007
Venue: Cultural Center of the Philippines; Kanlungan ng Sining (Artists’ Haven), Rizal Park, Manila, and the Tam’awan Artists Village and Botanical Garden, Baguio City
A three-day art event composed of art forums, action art performances, sharing and interaction of artists from different nations. One of the special guests is Mr. Seiji Shimoda, organizer of the Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF). Four other Japanese performance artists, Fukushima Kana, Makoto Maruyama, Shohei Nomoto, and Ami Yamasaku, join the new media-based performance art festival.

2nd AAP-ECCA Abstract Competition

2nd AAP-ECCA ABSTRACT COMPETITION

PAUNAWA AT PANAWAGAN !!!!


Sa lahat ng kasapi ng AAP at mga Alagad ng Sining Biswal,

Ibig pong ipabatid ng buong pamunuan ng AAP at ng ECCA na ang 2nd AAP-ECCA ABSTRACT COMPETITION ay gaganapin na sa buwan ng Hulyo,2007. Batay sa maraming kadahilanan ito po iniurong mula buwan ng Mayo ay itutuloy na sa Buwan ng Hulyo. Binigyan po namin ng sapat na panahon ang mga lalahok na makapaghanda ng mas mahabang panahon. Ang GUIDELINES and MECHANICS ng competition ay aming ilalabas sa kalagitnaan ng buwan ng Abril.

Ibig din po namin na pagtuunan natin ng pansin at bigyan ng sapat na panahon ang ating ilalahok sa GSIS-AAP 3rd PAINTING COMPETITION 2007. Sa Abril 28,2007 na po ang takdang araw ng paglsali sa naturang paligsahan. Mula ika-9 ng umaga hanggang ika-6 ng gabi ang ibinibigay na oras para sa sasali.
Lugar : GSIS Museum

MARAMING SALAMAT !
MABUHAY ang AAP !
MABUHAY ANG SINING PILIPINO !


Mula sa Buong Pamunuan

Fidel Sarmiento
AAP-Pangulo

Carlo Gernale's Busog @ Blanc


Carlo Gernale's Busog
blanc gallery
third solo exhibition

Experience large servings of scrumptious paintings by Carlo Gernale on his latest solo exhibition entitled Busog. Gernale's mouth-watering works will satisfy that unexplainable craving for the particular taste you have been yearning for.

Gernale's images of fragrant, sweet fruits, unbelievably enticing lechon baboy, deliciously oily cheeseburgers, and other ultra-hygienic street delights are not only excellent sources for daily nutrition but are masks for social commentaries that is highly recommended for the soul.

This will serve as your invitation to the yummiest exhibition in town. You have to be there. It's going to be good.

Carlo Gernale's Busog will open on April 9, Monday at 6pm and will run until April 23.

blanc is located at Crown Tower 107 H.V. dela Costa St, Salcedo Village, Makati city.

For inquiries on Carlo Gernale's Busog exhibit @ Blanc, please call or sms 0920-9276436 or email info@blanc.ph

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sensorium of Portraits @ Metropolitan Museum Of Manila

"Sensorium of Portraits"
Metropolitan Museum Of Manila
February 16, 2007 to July 26, 2007

The SENSORIUM is the part of the brain that is concerned with the reception and interpretation of sensory stimuli, and is thus regarded as the seat of the mind.

It is also the title of the first of the interactive exhibit-stations that the Metropolitan Museum of Manila will open to the public.

The Sensorium of Portraits features the works of contemporary artist Allison Wong-David, who just held her successful first one-woman show that drew inspiration from how everyone and everything are essentially linked together. This interconnection is sustained at the Sensorium of Portraits since along with new, unseen works by the artist, it also features select pieces from the said one-woman show that have been loaned to the Metropolitan Museum. However, this interconnection is made more dynamic and expansive at the Sensorium of Portraits since it takes on the role of being a substantiation of the Metropolitan Museum’s thrust of Art for All - making art educational, enjoyable, and accessible to all kinds of audiences.

At the Sensorium of Portraits, the audiences are allowed, and in fact encouraged, to touch all the artworks, which come in a variety of materials, techniques, and expressions. Some artworks have indentions and nodules that persons familiar with Braille could decipher. Some artworks also have audio components such as sound and voice recordings. The Metropolitan Museum will also offer Chocolate Wednesdays, wherein the audience can eat the artist’s edible portrait entitled Chocolate Myrna. Traditional didactic and bilingual wall texts are also provided in the exhibit.

The Sensorium of Portraits and other future interactive stations to be launched at the Metropolitan Museum are in service to the museum visitors, especially the children, whose experience of art and the museum is acknowledged to be more memorable and educational if they are encouraged to release their energies and involve their other senses, apart from just looking.

Sensorium of Portraits is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum Of Manila.

For more details on Sensorium of Portraits @ Metropolitan Museum Of Manila, please call 523-7855 or 536-1566 or email: info@metmuseum.ph.

The exhibit, "Sensorium of Portraits" at the Metropolitan Museum Of Manila runs from February 16, 2007 to July 26, 2007 - 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Plet Bolipata's The Hummingbird @ 1/of Gallery

"The Hummingbird"
by Plet Bolipata
1/of Gallery
April 16, 2007

Plet Bolipata mounts "The Hummingbird". The exhibit is presented by the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS).

"The Hummingbird" features illustrations for a similarly titled Japanese eco-fable, and will be published as part of a full-color trilogy of environmental short stories in October. The Hummingbird is Bolipata's first show since she returned from her art residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the US.

Plet Bolipata's The Hummingbird exhibit will be exhibited at the 1/of Gallery 1/of Gallery (Serendra Piazza) on April 16, 2007.

For more details on Plet Bolipata's The Hummingbird exhibit, please call 901-3152 or email: info@canvas.ph.

Reminiscene: Three Generations @ Food and Art Gallerie

Reminiscene: Three Generations
by Mila Delgado-Enage, Cynthia Santos-Campbell and Marie Gabrielle Escaler-Saenz
Food and Art Gallerie (GT Tower - Makati)
March 21, 2007 to April 21, 2007

"Reminiscene: Three Generations" features the works of three generations of female artists - Mila Delgado-Enage, Cynthia Santos-Campbell and Marie Gabrielle Escaler-Saenz.

Delgado-Enage's watercolor pieces focus mostly on landscape and still life. Santos-Campbell of Princeton, New Jersey, exhibits several mixed media pieces, primarily oil pastel on sandpaper and felt and watercolor. Saenz's pieces are in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic on canvas.

"Reminiscene: Three Generations" is currently on view at the Food and Art Gallerie (GT Tower - Makati).

For more details on Reminiscene: Three Generations featuring the works of Mila Delgado-Enage, Cynthia Santos-Campbell and Marie Gabrielle Escaler-Saenz, please call 752-7568.

The exhibit runs until April 21, 2007.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Danny Sillada - Text + Images @ SM Art Center


"Text + Images"
Danny C. Sillada
Art Center (SM MegaMall)
March 30, 2007 to April 16, 2007

Mindanaoan abstract surrealist Danny C. Sillada goes real in his forthcoming show titled : Text + Images, a suite of 53 autobiographical poems and drawings.

A former junior executive of Fortune Medicare, Inc. under the leadership J. Antonio A. Cabangon, Jr., Danny C. Sillada took a 360-degree detour from his vocation to the priesthood to the corporate and finally embraces his artistic calling in the art world.

Author and art historian Manny Duldulao hailed Danny C. Sillada as the foremost Filipino colorist in the country. His art, according to the UP professor and art critic Reuben Ramas Cañete, "is culled from manifold, eclectic sources, as diverse as his biographical experiences, and the polyglotality of the embedded culture of the Mindanaoan". Danny C. Sillada, as described in the research paper submitted to the University of Asia and the Pacific by Michael Marlowe Uy & Katrina Kalaw, is the embodiment of a Filipino who defies the existing trend. His multi-faceted attribute in the humanities, as a Filipino Renaissance man, is identical with those of well-rounded historical figures during the Renaissance period in Europe.

In 2003, Danny C. Sillada received two Pasidungog Centennial Awards in the fields of literary and visual arts in Davao Oriental, Philippines, and currently, one of the 13 featured artists of SAG (an on-line multimedia arts based in the USA) along with international artists such as musicians, literary writers and visual artists.

To date, Danny C. Sillada had already launched nine one-man shows, performed numerous live art performances, and organized a prestigious and historic multimedia art event known as the DC Sillada Convergence in 2006 at The Podium, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Danny C. Sillada's "Text + Images" exhibit runs from March 30, 2007 to April 16, 2007 at the Art Center, SM MegaMall.

For more details on Danny C. Sillada's "Text + Images" at the SM Art Center, please call 0921-2994538 or email: likha21@gmail.com.

Pendulum of Time @ CCP Pasilyo Vicente Manansala

Pendulum of Time
by Raphael D. L. Gregorio
Cultural Center of the Philippines
March 1, 2007 to April 15, 2007
10:00am to 6:00pm

Raphael D. L Gregorio recently opened his solo exhibit. The pendulum metaphor for the struggle between good and evil, because it swings between two extreme points.

Gregorio presents the cross as pendulum, using cross-shaped paintings that symbolize the choices we have to make in building families that in turn build a moral society. The exhibit is curated by Dayang MNT Yraola.

"Pendulum of Time" by Raphael D. L. Gregorio is currently on view at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

For more details on by Raphael D. L. Gregorio's Pendulum of Time exhibit, please call 832-3702.

The exhibit runs from March 1, 2007 to April 15, 2007 - 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Kalawang at Lipunan @ Crucible Gallery

"Kalawang at Lipunan"
The Crucible Gallery
March 27, 2007 to April 8, 2007

Demosthenes Campos, Egugenio Cubillo II and Dexter Sy mounts a three-man exhibit entitled "Kalawang at Lipunan."

The three artists reflect and reinterpret the structural destruction of today's society and its current concerns, picking up on the corrosive nature of kalawang. Their artworks narrate their perspective on the double-edged interpretation of rust: the deterioration of society through the senseless and apathetic existence of its citizens.

"Kalawang at Lipunan" runs from March 27, 2007 to April 8, 2007 at the Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall.

For more details Kalawang at Lipunan @ Crucible Gallery, please call 635-6061.

Francesco Riccardo Monti @ Metropolitan Museum of Manila

"Francesco Riccardo Monti in the Philippines"
March 1, 2007 to June 1, 2007
Metropolitan Museum of Manila

The Philippine-Italian Association and the Embassy of Italy, in cooperation with the Metropolitan of Manila, remounts a photo exhibition.

The show, Francesco Riccardo Monti in the Philippines, brings together the works by Monti, an Italian sculptor from Cremona who lived in the Philippines from 1930 to 1958.

Photographs showing the sculptural works Italian sculptor Monti made while in the Philippines from 1930 to 1958. In cooperation with Philippine-Italian Association and the Embassy of Italy.

Francesco Riccardo Monti in the Philippines exhibit is mounted at the Upper Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum Of Manila (Bangko Sentral) from March 1, 2007 to June 1, 2007.

For more details on Francesco Riccardo Monti @ Metropolitan Museum of Manila, please call 523-7855 or 536-1566.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Homonyms of Recent History @ Ricco-Renzo Galleries

"Homonyms of Recent History"
Cesare A.X. Syjuco
Ricco-Renzo Galleries (LRI Business Plaza)
March 22, 2007 to April 30, 2007

Arts Iconoclast Cesare A.X. Syjuco recently opened his latest exhibition. Curated by Jean Marie Syjuco, with late-evening poetry performances.

Cesare A.X. Syjuco, a recipient of the TOYM, has won praises for his new experimental hybrid works which fuse literature and the visual arts. Alfred Yuson has called him the Radical Renaissance Man.

In a recent review, Angelo V. Suarez noted that Cesare A.X. Syjuco accomplishes this difficult juggling of disciplines. Viewers cannot escape the ensuing delectation. They are struck between the eyes, as it were. And this is a characteristic of Cesare's avant-gardism. He disposes with your neutrality, luring you to make a stand where otherwise you would be just an observer. Cesare A.X. Syjuco's picture-words are meant to disarm you, to jar you into the realization that there is much more than the usual literalness that resides in them.

Cesare A.X. Syjuco's "Homonyms of Recent History" is currently on view at the Ricco-Renzo Galleries (LRI Business Plaza).

For more details on "Homonyms of Recent History" by Cesare A.X. Syjuco at the
Ricco-Renzo Galleries, please call 898-2542.

Ricco-Renzo Galleries is located at LRI Business Plaza Ground Level, 210 Nicanor Garcia Street (Reposo), Bel-Air II, Makati City.

"Homonyms of Recent History" runs from March 22, 2007 to April 30, 2007.

Tito Estrada's Capiz Exhibit @ Podium

Tito Estrada's Capiz Exhibit @ The Podium
Capiz
The Podium
April 23, 2007 to April 27, 2007

Modern celebrated artist Tito Estrada will be presenting his latest under water - inspired artworks via his solo exhibit.

Encrusted with capiz of varried shapes, and small sea shells splattered across the pictorial fields, Tito's signature works of acrylic and sand on canvas has created arts that represents youthful vigor and exuberance. An artistic spontaneity that is not easy to duplicate and appropriate.

What is relevant and significant with this artistic exploration is the artist's desire to use his creativity as his modest contribution to environmental appreciation and protection.

Self-taught, profuse with enthusiasm and optimism, Tito Estrada aspires to share the bounty of his craft and artistry to elevate and ensconce modern art in the country and across the land.

Part of the proceed of the Capiz exhibit by Tito Estrada will be used to fund The Kahayag Community Cultural Foundation, Inc. Summer Arts Workshop in South Cotabato as the exhibit major beneficiary.

Tito Estrada's Capiz exhibit will be mounted at the The Podium.

"Capiz" runs from April 23, 2007 to April 27, 2007.

Avenue Q @ Meralco Theater

Avenue Q @ Meralco Theater
"Avenue Q"
Meralco Theater (Pasig)
Atlantis Productions
August 17, 2007

Atlantis Productions invites organizations, societies, schools and entrepreneurs to be a part of Broadway’s hit musical AVENUE Q.

Described as a cross between Sesame Street and Rent and performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets(!), AVENUE Q was the winner of the 2004 Tony Awars® for Best New Musical, Best Book of A Musical and Best Original Score! It has become known as - the musical for the iPod generation - and continues to run on Broadway and in London’s West End to SRO crowds.

Avenue Q @ Meralco Theater will be directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga. Set Design by Mio Infante. Lighting Design by Jay Aranda and Puppet Design by Joji Pamintuan based on the Broadway Production.

"Avenue Q" will staged at the Meralco Theater (Pasig) on August 17, 2007.

For more details Avenue Q @ Meralco Theater, please call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078 or 840-1187.

Into The Woods @ Music Museum

Into The Woods @ Music Museum
"Into The Woods"
Music Museum (Greenhills Shopping Complex)
November 9, 2007 to December 8, 2007 - 8:00pm

Into The Woods combines the well-known fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child.

Unfortunately, the Baker and his Wife have been cursed with childlessness by a witch and must perform various missions involving the characters in the other fairy tales to break the spell. The Baker and his Wife must bring the witch a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. Once the characters have accomplished their goals, however, they learn about the pitfalls of greed and gluttony. Finally, they learn about the need for community and unity and the power of wishes and dreams.

"Into The Woods" will run at the Music Museum on November 9, 2007 to December 8, 2007 - 8:00pm.

For more details on "Into The Woods" at the Music Museum, please call New Voice Company office at 896-6695, 896-5497 or 899-0630, or email: nvc@pldtdsl.net

Music Museum is located at Greenhills Shopping Complex 2nd Level, Theatre Mall, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Visits Manila

An Evening of Wisdom, Music and Meditation

For the very first time Sri Sri RAVI SHANKAR will be in Phillippines. Please pass on the word......it' s open to everyone.... ....bring your family and friends..... JAI GURU DEV.

An Evening of Wisdom, Music and Meditation
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Visits Manila - April 2007

Date: April 24, 2007
Location: Isla Ballroom, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Manila
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Free Admission

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gives simple yet profound
insights on a wide range of topics including:
a.. Spirituality
b.. Interfaith Issues
c.. Stress and Health Related issues
d.. Business and Spirituality,
e.. Security and Terrorism

He will also entertain questions from the Audience.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, travels yearly to over 40 countries, spreading the
message of love and oneness to build a one world family. He has addressed
several parliaments, leading academic and research
institutions such as:
a.. World Economic Forum (keynote Speaker 2001)
b.. UN Millenium World Peace Summit
c.. the National Intitute of Health,
d.. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
e.. Yale University,
f.. UCLA,
g.. University of California and Columbia University

An Evening of Wisdom, Music and Meditation
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Visits Manila - April 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Homage to Michelangelo @ Galleria Duemila

"Homage to Michelangelo"
Tomas F. Concepcion
Galleria Duemila
(March 31, 2007 to April 30, 2007)

Rome Based Filipino Artist/Labor Leader, Tomas F. Concepcion returns to the country not to conquer the House of Representatives as he did in the 9th Congress, when he was the voice of the Overseas Filipino Workers,but to stage a long overdue one man show.

A true-blue Maranaw royalty, Tomas F. Concepcion was born in Marawi City and is the youngest brother of the late Human Rights Commissioner Mary Concepcion Bautista. At 17, Tomas F. Concepcion left for the U.S. and studied at the San Francisco State College where he majored in Painting and Theater Design.

His early years in Rome, gained him a reputation of a much sought after portrait painter for the nobility and intellectuals, such as Prince Steno Borghese, Duchess Nicoletta de Serracapriola, Soprano Leontyne Price, conductor Thomas Shippers, Banker Baron Leon Lambert and film actors like Silvana Mangano and Marcello Mastroianni.

After more than 40 years in the arts, Tomas F. Concepcion is known for his eloquent bronzes and paintings. His remarkable sculptures includes that of Pope John Paul II displayed in Guam and Mexico and that of Ninoy Aquino at the People's Park, EDSA. Private collectors and top dignitaries around the globe are collecting his pieces. His exhibitions gained admiration in Rome, Paris, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Manila.

Tomas F. Concepcion is returning to the country with an exhibition entitled Homage to Michelangelo. He is presenting large scale paintings, prints and bronzes.

Tomas F. Concepcion believes that Michelangelo is the greatest painter and sculptor since the 15th Century Renaissance, and was the first modernist to free art from the stiff and strict stereotypes. His study of Michelangelo has freed his art from bourgeois constraints and repressions.

For more details on Homage to Michelangelo by Tomas F. Concepcion @ Galleria Duemila , please call 831-9990 or 833-9815.

Artists For Y' Shua @ The Jewellery


"Artists For Y' Shua"
The Jewellery
March 19, 2007 to April 19, 2007

The Jewellery presents a group exhibit of Artists For Y' Shua.

Featured artists are Jun Alfon, Philip Badon, Lito Dayono, Jesse Felix, Christopher Gonzales, Jun Jacolbe, Isagani Lacson, Edward Liao, Dandy Roy Morales, Jeff Omongos, Efren Pelaez, Freddie Sayman, Danny Sillada, Eugene Silaban, Joel Sombrio, Shaun Sombrio, Renato Tomas, Dexter Trinidad, Victor Word, Billy Israel Yu, Christine Yu, Sir Levi Yu & William Yu.


Artists For Y' Shua @ The Jewellery runs from March 19, 2007 to April 19, 2007.

For more details on Artists For Y' Shua @ The Jewellery, please call Anesy at 721-0572.

Gantimpala Theater Foundation 's 2007 Teen & Adults Musical Theater Workshop

Gantimpala Theater Foundation 's
2007 Teens & Adults Summer Musical Theater Workshop

It is open to young adults and teen-agers, male and female, ages 15 years old to 30 years old. This is an integrated drama, music, and dance workshop in preparation for a performance in musical theater.

The facilitators are Roeder Camañag and Nazar Salcedo, two of the most accomplished singers and theater actors in the country today.

Classes start on April 17- May 27 2006, every monday, wednesday and friday, 1-5 p.m. at the rehearsal hall of the Concert at the park Open- Air Auditorium, in historic Luneta Park.

Tutition fee is P 5,000.00 (inclusive of recital fee).

You have the option to pay in FULL PAYMENT of 5,000.00 or with 3 easy payments
Registration starts on April 3, 2006. For other queries, please call 528-0603 & 536-58-60 or mobile no. 0921-5286308 and look for ms. Alice Borbe.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

UPFI Summer 2007 Workshops

UPFI Summer 2007 Workshops

1. Basic Scriptwriting: Visualizing from Scratch
Facilitator: Libay Linsangan Cantor
Dates: April 11, 13, 16, 18 and 20 (WF-MWF)
Time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107A or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of
Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 6,000 inclusive of light snacks, handouts, and
certificates.
Requirement: Filled-up application form

2. Black & White Photography
Facilitator: Anne Marie de Guzman
Dates: April 16-21 (Monday to Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107A or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of
Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 48
Fee: P 7,500, inclusive of inclusive of light snacks,
materials for developing & printing
and certificates.
Requirements: Filled-up application form, 35mm camera

3. Non-linear Editing
Facilitator: Ramon Bautista
Dates: April 16-18 (Monday to Wednesday). Next batches TBA.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107B or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine
Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 6,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light
snacks, handouts, and certificates.

4. Art and Animation
Facilitator: Roxlee (with assistance from Pinoy
Animagination)
Dates: May 7-19 (Mondays to Saturdays).
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107B or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of
Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 96 hours
Fee: P 12,000 inclusive of light snacks, handouts,
materials for animation, and
certificates.

5. Advanced Scriptwriting
Facilitator: Armando "Bing" Lao
Dates: Starting date TBC. 8 weekends from April 28-
29 to June 16-17 (Sat/Sun)
# of hours: 16 sessions
Time: 1:00 – 6 p.m.
Fee: TBC.
Requirement: Not for beginners. Students should have a
finished and/or produced a script
or, at least, an experience in other aspects
of filmmaking (directing, etc.)

6. Basic Digi-Filmmaking (with editing)
Facilitator: Mr. Ramon Bautista
Dates: April 30 - May 5 (Monday to Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC A-107B or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine
Adarna)
# of hours: 48
Fee: P 8,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks,
handouts, and certificates.

7. Writing about Films I: Audiovisual Analysis
Facilitator: Mr. Patrick Campos
Dates: April 30, May 2, 4, 7, 9 and 11 (MWF)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 5,000 inclusive of light snacks, handouts, and
certificates. Participants
who register in Writing About
Film I and II can avail of a 20%
discount (i.e., 8,000 for two
workshops).

8. Writing about Films II: Theory and Criticism
Facilitator: Mr. Patrick Campos
Dates: May 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25(MWF)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 5,000 inclusive of light snacks, handouts, and
certificates. Participants
who register in Writing About
Film I and II can avail of a 20%
discount (i.e., 8,000 for two
workshops).

9. Documentary Production
Facilitator: Milo Paz
Dates: May 14-19 (Monday to Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 8,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks,
handouts, and certificates.

10. Indie Film Production Management Workshop
Facilitator: Cynthia Cruz-Paz
Dates: May 19, 20 and 26 (Sat, Sun, Sat)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 24
Fee: P 4,750 inclusive of light snacks, handouts,
printing / photocopying
services for
writing exercises, and certificates.

11. Sound and Music Design: Indigenous Filipino Music and World
Chants
Facilitator: Carol Bello
Proposed dates: May 21 – 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: A107B or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 48
Fee: P 6,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks,
handouts, and certificates.

12. Basic Digital Cinematography
Facilitator: Dix Buhay
Proposed dates: May 21 – 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 48
Fee: P 12,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks,
handouts, and certificates.

13. Advanced Digital Cinematography
Facilitator: Mr. Louie Quirino
Dates: May 28 – June 2 (Monday to Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: UP CMC Basement or UPFI Videotheque (at the back of Cine
Adarna)
# of hours: 48
Fee: P 15,000 inclusive of use of equipment, light snacks,
handouts, and certificates.

14. Celluloid Cinematography
Facilitator: Mr. Nap Jamir
Dates: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
# of hours: 48
Fee: TBC, inclusive of hand-outs, film stock & processing, and
certificate.

15. Experimental Film Production
Facilitator: Mr. Yason Banal
Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Fridays)
Time: TBC/ Sat 1-4 pm
Venue: Ishmael Bernal Gallery / UPFI Videotheque (at the back of
Cine Adarna)
# of hours: 15
Fee: P 4,500 inclusive of hand-outs and certificate.

Museum Foundation of the Philippines Activities for April 2007

April Summer Selections

1. An Intramuros Walk with Streetwalker, Ivan Man Dy
April 14, Saturday, 9:00 am

This is where it all began.

Get the real story behind our city's epic Malay, Chinese, Spanish, American and Japanese chop suey experience as we traipse through the walls of Manila's original walled city! Its four-centuries of his and her-story as we wonder through museums, churches and colonial houses; past plazas, cobbles, ruins, bulwarks and even tombstones! To cap it off, we'll check out one of the best views in Manila, ever. This is a walk that'll make you sweat with bucket loads of history, trivia and everything Filipiniana!

Tour Highlights: Plaza Roma * Manila Cathedral * Bahay Tsinoy Museum * San Agustin Church and Museum Complex * Intramuros Wall

Meeting point: 8:30 am, meet at the Bahay Tsinoy Museum lobby (32 Anda cor. Cabildo Street, Intramuros)*

Cost: P750 for members & P850 for non-members

Max. no of participants: 30

2. Stories about Philippine Art
April 14, Saturday, 2:00 pm
(Topic & Lecturer to be announced)

Cost: P50 for students, P100 for members and P150 for non-members

3. Tour: Kulinarya Tagala
April 21, Saturday, 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Journey through the southern Tagalog region with us! The whole day affair features a series of food demonstrations, ancestral homes, churches and, of course, lots of food! We'll also stop by two artists' studios: Carlito's workshop (a brass sculptor) and Ugu Bigyan's Pottery Studio. The trip is topped off with the Tagayan ritual and some souvenir shopping! Tagay na!

Tour Highlights: Breakfast at Kusina Salud, Carlito's Brass Workshop, Sariaya Ancestral Homes, Kiping & longganisang Lucban demo, Ugu Bigyan's Pottery Garden.

Meeting point: 6:00 am at Santuario de San Antonio Church, Forbes Park , Makati

Cost: P2200 for members, P2500 for non-members

Max. no of participants: 25

You can download the reservation form as pdf or zipped pdf.

For more information or reservations please call 404-2685/ 0928-503-9392 and look for Elvie or Patricia or call Flor at 722-9073

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at http://museumfoundationph.org/news/

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
G/F National Museum of the Filipino People
Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila 1004 Philippines
Telefax: (63-2) 404-2685
www.museumfoundationph.org

Monday, April 02, 2007

SiningGang 4th Group Show @ Renaissance Art Gallery



SININGGANG ART GROUP
4TH Group Show @ Renaissance Art Gallery
April 10-19, 2007
Opening on April 10 @ 6 p.m.
A NEW & UPCOMING GROUP OF ARTIST.
A MIX OF FIGURE, ABSTRACT & MIXED MEDIA WORKS.

CineKalikasan 1.1: Environmental film screening @ Mag:net Katipunan

CineKalikasan 1.1

Environmental film screening at mag:net Katipunan
April 10, 2007 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7 PM
Mag:net Gallery and Café
AGCOR Building , 335 Katipunan Ave. (fronting Miriam
and Ateneo), Quezon City www.magnet.com.ph.

Cinekalikasan is a project initiated by Kalikasan
People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE)
aiming to popularize various environmental and peoples
struggles through film screenings in different venues.
This screening at mag:net Katipunan, a
bookshop/gallery/ café and home to the Cinekatipunan
film project*, will be the first in this year's
series.

Cinekalikasan 1.1. presents selected environmental
documentaries on mining in the Philippines. The works
focus on two current sites of struggle where
irresponsible mining has induced adverse damage:
Marinduque—the thirteenth largest island in the
Philippine archipelago—and Rapu-Rapu island in Albay,
Bicol.

CineKalikasan 1.1: Environmental film screening
@ Mag:net Katipunan
The film screenings are free, while food and drinks
may be bought at the café.

April 10 program
In cooperation with the Center for Environmental
Concerns-Philippine s

Sigaw ni Longinus (Longinus' Cry)
Milo A. Paz / 28 mins.
A video documentary on the aftermath of the Marcopper
mine spill tragedy in Marinduque with the Moriones
Festival as a metaphorical background.

Kalagin ang Kadena ng Imperyalistang Pagmimina
(Breaking the Chains of Imperialist Mining)
SIPAT/25 mins.

The fight for environmental justice continues, more
than a decade after the 1996 Marcopper mine tragedy.

Lason (Poison)
9 mins.

A short work on the effects of the Lafayette mine
spill in Rapu-Rapu island, Albay. Produced by Umalpas
Ka, Sagip Isla, and the Rural Missionaries of the
Philippines.

CineKalikasan 1.1: Environmental film screening
@ Mag:net Katipunan
ABOUT CINEKATIPUNAN

Held Mondays to Saturdays at Mag:net Café Katipunan,
Cinekatipunan screenings start at 5:30 PM.While the
film screenings are free, viewers are encouraged to
make voluntary contributions for the honoraria of the
featured filmmakers. Cinekatipunan programs precede
Mag:net Café's nightly holding of Live Performances by
well-known and emerging bands and musicians. Mag:net
Café is located along Katipunan Avenue (fronting
Miriam and Ateneo) in Quezon City. For more inquiries
please call 9293191 or visit www.magnet.com.ph.##

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