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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Academia: Art Schooling of Filipino Artists in the 19th Century

Stories on Philippine Art
Academia: Art Schooling of Filipino Artists in the 19th century
with Mr Jose Maria A. Cariño
September 13, 2008, Saturday, 2-4 pm

Fee: Php50.00 for students, Php100.00 for Museum Foundation members,
Php150.00 for non-Museum Foundation members

Contact Person: Ms Fanny San Pedro/Ms Jane Pagkalinawan/ Ms Elvie Magpayo
Contact Details: 6312417/4042685/

The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid was established in 1744 by a royal decree of Felipe V. The king was encouraged to do so by painter Antonio Meléndrez who cited the examples of Rome, Flanders, Florence and Paris, and by the work of Italian sculptor Domenico Oliviero who established a sculpture workshop in the Palacio Real Nuevo. Now a museum and gallery, the Academia's directors have included Francisco Goya and its students Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The said academy is significant in Philippine art history as some of the Filipino masters have received training there. Among them are Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo. Prior to receiving training in Spain, these artists were schooled in the Philippines, and they also went to Rome after Spain. To discuss the three (3) Academias established in the Philippines as well as Academia in Spain and in Rome where 19th century Filipino artists went, the kind of training in the Academia and the Filipino artists who received training there, the Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc invited Mr. Jose Maria Cariño to give a talk on September 13, 2-4 pm at the Lopez Memorial Museum.

Mr. Cariño has written a book on Philippine art in Spain, Jose Honorato Lozano and on paintings on shells, among others. He is career diplomat whose latest assignment is as Director, Office of United Nations and other International Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs in 2005. The Stories on Philippine Art lecture series aims to create more awareness of various personalities, art forms and practices in the country. For more information and for reservations, call 6312417 or 4042685 or email admin@lopez- The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at
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
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Editing Cafe and Photo Video Production Workshop (Batch 2)


- Image Capture and Conversion
- Photo Editing
- Voice over, Basic Audio editing, Mixing
- Assembly and output to Video
- Packaging - creating a menu and cover

Includes: total of 15 hours combination of training and computer time
Dates: September 13, 20 and 27, 2008 (Saturdays)
1 - 6 pm
Requirement: Bring old/new photos, digital photos and songs
Registration fee: 5000php

At the end of the class you will have completed your own audio visual presentation using your own photos burned on a DVD. The class covers basic photo editing, recording a sound track to introduce your presentation, timing your presentation to music, creating a DVD menu and a disc label.

Register now!

For details:

Do It Yourself AVP Creative Studio
Unit 3, Mary Santos Artcade
48 West Ave., Q.C
+ 63(2) 332-1028
+ 63(922) 8866235
diyavp@yahoo. com
diyavp.multiply. com

"Video is the new literacy." - Larry Lesig

When my Dad was joining the work force back in the 50s they had to learn to use the typewriter. In my generation, people had to learn to use the word processor and then spreadsheets and then powerpoint. Now, with the popularity of YouTube and the number of digital capture devices in our hands the "must-learn" is video production.

Video production is not rocket science. With the tools available in the market today just about anyone can make video. It was difficult and expensive but not anymore - with the RIGHT equipment, software, and some guidance. Word of caution any art form, learning how to paint a masterpiece doesn't happen overnight. And although paint and paintbrushes are available everywhere not everyone is a Picasso. Ultimately, video production is a craft. There is a technical side and an artistic side. DIY AVP is a place where you can learn this craft.

I have been producing AVPs since 2003. It's a very gratifying job. I forget the time... I lose myself... And that's not the best part. The best part is, when I hit the nail on the head and people laugh and cry when they watch my presentation. I could've gone on doing this but I know people would be better at telling their own stories. In DIY AVP we want to help you tell your story. It's really fun!

Of course if you have neither time nor inclination we can always do it for you. But don't say we are having all the fun... so see you in the studio some time!

- Laura Guevarra, DIY AVP Creative Studio President

Do It Yourself AVP Creative Studio

Presentations for:

Work - product presentation, reports, employee training, corporate events
School - lectures, projects, reports, training videos, reunions, film short
Family or Organization events - souvenirs, entertainment, tributes, archives
Personal use - video resume, gift, greeting

DIY AVP is all about the innovation.
Come to our studio with your materials and we'll help you with the appearance, sound and arrangement of your audio-visual presentation.

We provide facilities, software, equipment, competent creative personnel and a pleasant environment for optimal work.

- Facilities:
Do it yourself Editing Bay
Editing Bay with Editor Assistance
Audio studio for voice, sound, music recording
Video studio with green screen for head shots

- We also offer:
A wide range of multimedia applications
A library of graphics and audio elements
High-speed internet connection
Photo Editing
Photo Montage
Video Production training
Media transfer
Video conversion
Personalized disc label
CD/DVD replication

- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Audition
- Sony Vegas
- Poser

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival 2008

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The 4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival
August 29,30 & 31 , 2008
Megatrade Hall 3
5th Level, Bldg B, SM Megamall

The much anticipated annual event is bound to astonish the crowd once again with a stellar showcase of performances and activities…

The 4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival

Now on its 4th year, the BACKDOOR VENTURES ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL takes it a notch higher yet again to deliver exactly what its growing and diversifying audience looks forward to – a grander lineup of performances, more exceptional artworks, and an extensive array of workshops & symposia catering to art enthusiasts of all ages. Guests can expect an even more enjoyable tradefair experience with the splendid listing of concessionaires and participating institutions.

Annually gaining more and more momentum, the event draws in more partners who equally support the festival's advocacy of bringing the arts closer to the people. Among the new event partners are Bose, The Music Source & Friendster. Loyal partners of the event are Argon Animations, Filigrenasia, JB Music – all of which continue to fervently support the festival.

The festival promises to deliver more coverage through the support of its media partners: MTV Philippines, Adobo Magazine, PULP Magazine, The Philippine Star, Bounce Magazine, Playground Magazine, Mangaholix, Jam 88.3, NU 107, 88DB, Musik Lokal & ClickTheCity. com.

Slated to perform at this year's festival are: The Halili-Cruz Ballet, violinist Denise Santos Huang, Romancing Venus, Joey Pepe Smith, The Dawn, Kjwan, Johnny Alegre Affinity, Sinosikat, Kenyo, Olivia, Kadangyan, Sing India, The Late Isabel, Lala, Reklamo, Mayonnaise, Check, Drip, Julianne, Freestyle, 18th Issue, Pack of Wolvz, Sidewinder, Queso, DJ Crockan of Spain, Timog, Miko Pepito, Nityalila, Four Leaf Clover, Anwind, Bembol Rockers, FMD, Project Ganymede, Eternal Now, Project Fusion, Scarlet Tears, Matilda, The Chongkeys, Chubibo, RJ Jimenez, Tutti, Alakpa, Coffeebreak Island, Skabeche, The Spaceflower Show, Cosmic Love and many more.

"Every year, the Backdoor Ventures Arts & Music Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. As our community continue to grow each year, the closer we get to our goal in bringing the people to back to the arts and the arts back to the people." says festival director Jay Viriña.

With all these lined up, the 4th BACKDOOR VENTURES ARTS & MUSIC FEST is indeed guaranteed to wow its audience as it has never failed to do in the past years.


Day 1:

10:00a the 4th Backdoor Ventures ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL and Trade Fair (OPENING)



4:45p LASER LIGHT SHOWS by Argon Animation

5:00p TIMOG



6:15p DJ IMPULSE of Barcelona, Spain



7:15p CHECK


7:45p SYALAM




8:45p 18th ISSUE

9:00p FMD

9:15p QUADRO

9:30p DRIP

9:45p THE DAWN

Day 2:


1:00p COMICS CREATION by Glass House Graphics




4:15p DJ MARULA of Spain



5:00p Cosplay Fashion Art Show














9:30p YOSHA


Day 3:





4:15p QUESO




6:00p OLIVIA

6:15p LALA

6:30p KENYO







(schedules might subject to change, announcement will be posted at the official website
or log on to the calendar list at ) __._,_.___
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JM Tejido's 4th Solo Exhibit: Ibong Adarna

4th solo exhibition of Archt. Jomike Tejido
Acrylic on hand-woven mat (BANIG) paintings
1/of Gallery, 2nd Flr. Serendra,
Bonifacio Global City,Taguig,
Metro Manila , Philippines

Open Viewing / Pre-selling starts on Monday, 1 Sept. 2008

You are invited to the reception on Tuesday, 2 Sept. at 7pm
Show runs until 12 Sept. 2008


The melodic tale of Ibong Adarna (Adarna bird) has enchanted the hearts of every Filipino through generations. Its origins can be traced back in the time of Spanish occupation in the Philippines , when this prominent type of poetry called korido had lyrical verses which exuded a rhythmic form of literature. Its basic story has numerous parallelisms from folklorists around the world, and embraces the universal theme of the triumph of good over evil.

This series re-illustrates this timeless Filipino tale to push its visual possibilities in the medium of modern Filipino abstract. JM Tejido’s signature acrylic on Hand-woven mats (banig) paintings take us weaving through the Kingdom of Berbanya, the princes’ perilous journey on Mount Tabor, finding the mystical Piedras Platas tree, and facing the creatures that abound the miraculous Adarna bird.


Archt. JM Tejido He has held exhibitions in 1/of Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines , and Singapore among other group exhibits in Paris , Tokyo and Manila . His illustrative style of painting was a runner-up in the 16th NOMA Concours, a prestigious book illustrators’ competition in Tokyo , 2006. His work was also a finalist in the AAP abstract competition in 2007. He has illustrated over 25 children’s books, some of which he also authored, including Ang Pambihirang Sombrero and The Animal Myths series.

These paintings aim to become the pages of a timeless Ibong Adarna book in 2009 to be cherished for ages. See you on Sep. 2 :)

Jomike Tejido
Architect/ Artist
Tejido Architecture & Art
www.jmtejido.multiply. com
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Artist Conversation @ Silverlens Gallery

Artist Conversation
Noelle Katigbak Tan and Rachel Rillo
August 16, Saturday, 3-5pm

Silverlens Gallery presents Noelle Katigbak Tan and Rachel Rillo in conversation about idenity, homecoming, making photographs, and the importance of showing their work in the Philippines on August 16, Saturday, from 3-5pm.

Both born in Manila, Noelle Katigbak Tan and Rachel Rillo moved to the United States, the former in the '80s and the latter in the '90s, to get their fine arts degrees in New York University and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, respectively. Since then, Tan has had numerous exhibitions in Washington, New York, Baltimore and Beverly Hills. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Creative Artists Agency. Rillo on the other hand, went on to work as a freelance photographer for the television industry in Los Angeles. Her clients included FOX TV, UPN, CBS and NBC. Now based in Manila, Rillo has had two exhibitions in Silverlens Gallery. Her last show entitled Manila was recently short listed in the 2008 Ateneo Art Awards.

Noelle Katigbak Tan will be opening her first solo show in Manila on August 14 in Silverlens Gallery. It will run until September 27 and will feature two bodies of work, Untitled and Drawing.

Visit Silverlens Gallery at 2/F YMC Bldg. 2, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 816-0044, 0905-2650873, manage@silverlensph Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10am–7 pm, Saturday 1–6pm.
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MAP to Route 196: Women's Music, Art and Poetry

F.A.M.E & Lunduyan ng Sining bring you

MAP to Route 196: Women's Music, Art and Poetry

Featuring works of 10 women artists, bands and poetry reading for the benefit of Tara Santelices

Mozzie w/Marge

Annie Beldia
Icar Cadavicio
Amrei Dizon
Mar Francisco
Peach Lopez
Ana Mendoza
Al Rio
Tara Santelices
Cha Santos
Hix Santiago
Apauls Tejada

Open Mic

August 16, Saturday. 7 pm onwards
Route 196 (near Blue Ridge entrance, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City)

EF: P150 with one free beer

(Part of the proceeds will be for the care of Tara Santelices, a musician, artist and writer, who is currently admitted in an ICU and fighting for dear life.)

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Photoworks Batch 7 @ The Garage

Early Bird registration for Photoworks Batch 7 ends on August 15!!!
Promo fee: PhP 4,000
Photoworks Batch 7

The brainchild of Mr. Leo Castillo, Photoworks is a workshop designed to help
build a solid foundation on the art and craft of photography. Leo created it
based on his studies at the New York Film Academy and the New York Institute of Photography. With his background in film, photography and production, combined with his expertise in training and development, he created the workshop in 2002.
It has since grown to become an acclaimed photography class producing more than 1000 photographers, some of whom have become professionals.


* Facilitator: Leo Castillo

* Schedule of classes:

o Session 1: August 27, 2008 (Wednesday, 7-10PM)
o Session 2: September 1, 2008 (Monday, 7-10PM)
o Session 3: September 3, 2008 (Wednesday, 7-10PM)
o Session 4: September 8, 2008 (Monday, 7-10PM)
o Session 5: September 10, 2008 (Wednesday, 7-10PM)
o Session 6: September 17, 2008 (Wednesday, 7-10PM)

* Total hours: 18 hours
* Registration deadline: August 22
* Class fee: PhP 4,500
* Promo fee: PhP 4,000 (until August 15 only)

Testimonials from previous Photoworks participants

"My hat's off to you, Leo. I've taken two popular photography classes before.
but I never fully understood lenses. Ngayon ang linaw na. Ang ganda ng flow from
the technical to how to use that info for more creative shots. Day 2 alone is
worth the full class fee!"

"Visuals very effective and powerful. Examples on varying lens, aperture and
shutter speeds widened my understanding of the many possibilities of photography. "

"Compared to my previous photo classes, I understood the concepts better this
time, because of the method of instruction used simpler analogies and examples."

"Photo Critiques are very helpful. [They] train and discipline 'the eye' of the
photographer. "

"I found the Photo Projects very challenging but at the same time rewarding. I
gained confidence along the way."

"The class covered more than what I expected. Very interesting to learn from the
creative point of view."

"It was a very informative class. I initially thought I would only learn about
the technical aspects of photography. "

"I finally got to understand all of the things I read from the photography books."

"Encouraging, not intimidating. Very down-to-earth approach!"

"A good balance between the technical and artistic side. No need to be jittery
and tech-freak, just keep going back to theme :)"

"It's my 3rd photography class and yet Leo's approach to the basics of theme,
composition and technique gives me a relaxed and simplified perspective of
photography. Taking pictures has never been this fun and fulfilling!"

"Organized, Pinaghandaan, Sulit. Malaman ang Photoworks."

"A class to recommend for all those who want to take up photography. "

"Approach is simplified and very clear. The experience is liberating! Allows you
to express your style freely!"

"[Leo] was great! Very helpful, very competent and knowledgeable. Was able to
make the class fun."

"Very good class! Now I'm officially including photography as one of my hobbies."

"Compared to previous classes, Photoworks was more fun!"
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Salaysayan Storytelling Contest 2008

Application forms are now available for this year’s PBBY-NBDB Salaysayan, a nationwide storytelling contest. Organized by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Salaysayan 2008 is a project that encourages a love for reading and children’s books through the celebration of the Filipino’s talent for storytelling.

The contest is open to both amateurs and professionals aged 21 and above. Only those whose duly accomplished Application Forms are officially received by PBBY by August 31, 2008 will be accepted as contestants. Before the actual competition, interested parties must attend the orientation sessions on the rules of the competition, as well as accepted storytelling methods.

Only 10 contestants shall make it to the finals on September 16, 2008 at the Manila International Book Fair. Judges for both the eliminations and grand finals shall be designated by the PBBY. There will be two categories: English and Filipino. Prizes for the winners of each category shall be: P15,000 for the First Prize; P7,000 for the Second Prize; and, P3,000 for the Third Prize.

Application forms may be downloaded at

Only books published from 2005-2008 are allowed as contest pieces for the NBDB-PBBY Salaysayan 2008. However, 2005-2008 titles which have been used in previous storytelling competitions under PBBY and Alitaptap Storytellers are no longer qualified. A list of these titles may also be downloaded at

Contestants will undergo a whole day orientation/ training with Alitaptap Storytellers on any of the following dates: Aug 16 and 30 at The National Library of the Philippines.
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Hands of Nature, Hands of Art: Oil Pastel Workshop

Hands of Nature, Hands of Art: An Oil Pastel Art Workshop with Haribon!

Are you an advocate for environment conservation?
Are you doing your part in taking care of nature?
Why not use the canvass to express your ideas?
Join us in our Oil Pastel Art Workshop and experience half a day of
learning the basics plus some techniques of painting through oil pastels.

Express your pro-environment side through art and enjoy a Saturday
afternoon of informative, colorful and productive workshop on the use
of oil pastel. Discover your artistic side and focus on your own style
as the depth and unique features of oil pastel unfold. Let us all
listen to Mr. Benjie Mallari, a Baguio-based artist, as he talk about
oil pastels, color mixing, blending techniques as well as defining
shapes. Be with us on August 23 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm here at Haribon
Office. Kids and adults are welcome! It's never too young and never
too old to learn something new. Show us your perspective on nature!

Registration Fee for members is P600 and P850 for non-Haribon members.
This already includes initial materials. Haribon Office is located at
2nd Floor Santos and Sons Building, 973 Aurora Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City.

Contact our Membership Assistant, Ryoko "Rio" Suda through calling at
421.12.13/ 09228151942 and/or email for reservations!
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Fernando Sena in Faber-Castell Creativity Academy


Campaigns and Grey
7th flr. Lepanto Bldg.
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
August 16, 2008, 12:30 to 5:00 pm

For more info: please call 0918--9424367, 361-7391 or 92, Marketing Department
jane arrieta ebarle
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I Am Ninoy Exhibit @ Alcove Photo Gallery

An Exhibit Commemorating the 25th Anniversary
of Benigno S. Aquino Jr.’s Martyrdom
August 19 to 28
The Alcove photo gallery

Benigno S. Aquino Jr., the man Filipinos remember fondly as “Ninoy,” was born in Concepcion, Tarlac, on October 27, 1932.

Ninoy was a leading opponent of President Ferdinand Marcos. He was the man who would have been president if Marcos had not declared Martial Law and forced Ninoy into exile. But when Ninoy returned to Manila after living in the United States, he was assassinated at the Manila International Airport.

Ninoy's death on August 21, 1983, struck a chord in the consciousness of the oppressed Filipinos, leaving them with a resounding thirst for freedom. His death was one of the pivotal events that led to the People Power Revolution of 1986.

Know more about Ninoy and the values he upheld through a display of photographs at The Alcove photo gallery. The exhibit can be viewed from Tuesday to Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more details, please call 892-1801, e-mail cruz.ct@ayalafounda, or visit


Home Decorating 101 with Robin Da Roza /
Feng Shui for Your Home by Victor Dy
August 27, 2008 (6:00–8:00 p.m.)
3F Trinoma Mall (near Powermac)

Moving in to a new apartment or planning to remodel your existing house?

Get inspiring home-decorating ideas from Robin da Roza as he talks about design matters ranging from color design to lighting, from floors to walls, and from furniture to accessories. After taking an interior-design course at the Philippine Institute for Interior Design and hosting “Welcome Home,” a local home show produced by Star Events for Studio 23, Robin da Roza is now working full time at Buen Asilo Design Company.

But before you have a wall painted or your furniture rearranged, take advantage of Feng Shui and be able to attract good health, wealth, relationship, and happiness into your living space. Master Victor Dy, a Feng Shui expert, will share tips on lot selection, design and layout, auspicious days, and lucky colors. Aside from delivering lectures on Feng Shui here and abroad, he has also launched “Applied Feng Shui for Modern Living” and published the best-selling book, Feng Shui for Everybody.

No fees will be collected but interested participants must exchange a single receipt worth at least P1,500 for a ticket at the GF Concierge (only purchases in any 3F stores including the al fresco restaurants from August 13 to 27 are valid) .

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail, or visit


Primer on Lighting
August 30 (9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. )

Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
September 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)

Digital Photography for Point-and-Shoot Camera Users
September 20 (9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail cruz.ct@ayalafounda, or visit
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Friday, August 08, 2008

Sisa, Darangen ni Bantugen Slated in UE

Sisa, Darangen ni Bantugen slated in UE

The University of the East Office of Cultural Affairs (UE OCA) in cooperation with On Cam Production will present “Sisa” at the UE Theater on Friday, August 8 at 3 p.m.

“Sisa” is an indie-digital film produced by Carlos A. Maceda, co-directed by Christopher John Andaluz and JC Rivera with Arman Reyes as Asst. Director, and written by JC Rivera.

Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson leads the cast of “Sisa”, portraying the main character. Others in the cast are (in alphabetical order): Archie Adamos, Chx Alcala, Chinggoy Alonzo, Aleck Bovick, Shamaine Buencamino, Keith Cabanez, Ermie Concepcion, Mon Confiado, Dido De La Paz, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Edward Jackson, Carlo Maceda, Daniel Magisa, Moises Magisa, Jay Manalo, Jao Mapa, Bodjie Pascua, Vahn Lenard Pascual, Allan Paule, Charee Pineda, Richard Quan, Ama Quiambao, Arman Reyes, Mayo Suzuki, Christian Vasquez and Gina Villa.

Coinciding with UE’s celebration of the “Linggo ng Wika”, the UE OCA collaborates with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT) to bring to life an ancient Maranao epic, “Darangen ni Bantugen” through classical dance at the UE Theater on Thursday, August 14 at 3 p.m.

Darangen, the Maranao term for epic song, is a collection of ancient epics in Maranao language spoken by the people around Lake Lanao . The oldest and most popular is Darangen ni Bantugen which is still told and retold in the original ancient verse. Twenty-six chapters of lyric verses narrate the odyssey of Bantugen, which the choreographer uses to narrate his story in ballet. The ballet was inspired by the story Darangen ni Bantugen by Ma. Lourdes C. Sanchez and the Death of Bantugen by Arsenio Manuel.

This PBT production features world-class principal ballet dancers Jared Jehowil Tan and Faye Abigail Tan and is choreographed by PBT's Artistic Director Gener Caringal, concurrent UE OCA Director; original musical scoring by Jesse Lucas; production design (set and costume) by National Artist Salvador Bernal.

The film showing and cultural presentation are open to the UE community —alumni, students, faculty and employees; free admission tickets are on first-come-first- served basis.

For inquiries, call the UE Office of Cultural Affairs, tel. 735-54-71 to 82 loc. 441 or log on to
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Primer on Lighting Workshop

Primer on Lighting
August 30 (9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. )

This pioneering course in the local photography scene is dedicated solely to the discussion of lighting concepts and techniques. It allows the participants to:

- Learn the fundamental principles of lighting
- Master the primary controllable characteristics of light
- Become familiar with the different lighting tools used in the studio and on location
- Master the systematic way of setting up lighting
- Be able to “read” lighting conditions for best lighting design and exposure
- Have a practical session applying the fundamental controllable characteristics of light in setting up artificial lighting

- Basic working knowledge, particularly on exposure setting; or must have at least taken Photo 101 or Digital 101
- Camera, preferably SLR or with manual exposure control
- Optional: Exposure-flash meter


Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City

Jay Alonzo personally designed the structure and contents of this workshop, after realizing the lack of emphasis on the in-depth discussion of lighting design and control in most local photo classes, and the lack of short courses that particularly deal with photographic lighting. As such, Jay, in partnership with The Alcove Perspective, first introduced the Primer on Lighting course in the summer of 2002.

Workshop fee
Php2,200.00 inclusive of handouts, equipment use, meals, and certificate.

Due to the limited slots available, please confirm attendance on or before August 23 by placing a P500.00 partial payment. A 10% early bird discount will be extended to those who will settle their payment in full on or before the deadline.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-5594417, email cruz.ct@ayalafounda or visit

*** August-September photo classes ***

Photo trip: One afternoon in Binondo/Chinatown
August 23 (12:00nn-6:00 p.m.)

Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
September 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)

Digital Photography for Point-and-Shoot Camera Users
September 20 (9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. )


The Art of Chinese Tea Making
August 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Artspace, 3F Glorieta 4

Home Decorating 101/Feng Shui for your Home
August 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
3F Trinoma Mall (near Powermac)

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-5594417, email or visit
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Art Books For Sale



Actors as Artists Jim McMullan & Dick Gautier
1992 164 p P 450

After the End of Art Arthur C. Danto
1997 241 p P 430

After the Machine: Miles Orvell
1995 200 p P 320
Visual Arts & the Erasing of Cultural Boundaries

Afterall: A Journal of Art 14 Charles Esche ed.
2006 124 p P320

Africana: Arts and Letters Encyclopedia A-Z Reference of Writers,
Musicians and Artists of the African-American
Experience 2004 655 p P380

Air Guitar Essays on Art & Democracy David Hickey
1997 217p P310

Americans Paintings & Photographs from the
National Portrait Gallery,
Washington D.C 2003 288 p P400

American Art 1700-1960 John W. McCoubrey
1965 226 p P180
(Sources and Documents)

American Gothic Thomas Hoying
2005 165 p P150
(The Biography of Grant Wood American Masterpiece)

American Icons Thomas W. Gaehtgens & Heinz Ickstadt
1992 360 p P350
Transatlantic Perspectives on 18th and 19th Century American Art

The American Art Book Phaidon Series
1999 510 p P320

The American Artists in their Studios Marie-Pierre Colle
1994 237 p P4,750**

American Crafts and Folk Arts Erwin O. Christensen
1964 90 p P120

American Gothic Thomas Hoving
2005 165p P180
The Biography of Grant Wood's American Masterpiece

American Narrative Painting L.A. County Museum of Art
1974 192 p P380

Appreciation: Painting Poetry & Prose Leo Stein
1996 230p P190

Art: a New History Paul Johnson
2003 777 p P980*

Art: A History of Frederick Hartt
1989 1080 p P1300*
Painting Sculpture Architecture

Art and Life of Grandma Moses Otto Kalir ed
1969 168 p P180

Art by Film Directors Karl French
2004 208 p P850*

Art and Time in Mexico Elizabeth Wilder Wesimann
1985 284 p. P280
Archiecture & Sculpture in Colonial Mexico

Art Treasures in the West William Davenport
1966 320 p P600

Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Visions Kent Kleinman & Leslie Van Duzer
1997 147 p P240

The Artist in His Studio Alexander Leiberman
1988 293 p P5,400**

Artists' Interiors Laurie Dickson
2003 176 p P640

BBL-The Art Collection 258 Artists (Profiles /Works)
1997 295 p P240

A Basic Guide to the Prado J. Rogelio Buendia
1989 294 p P 340

Art by Film Directors Karl French
2004 208 p P 670*

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Art USA The American Art Book Phaidon
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The Artist & The Book:1860-1960 Fellows of Harvard College
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Beyond Culture Lionel Trilling
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Catalogue of European Paintings
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Compasso d' Oro Italian Design ADI
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A Concise History of American Painting & Sculpture Matthew Baigell
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English Painting: A Concise History William Gaunt
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Essential History of British Art Isabela Steer
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Exiles + Emigres The Flight of European Artists from Europe
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Feminist Art Criticism : An Anthology Arlene Raven et al ed.
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Forging the Modern Age 1900-1914 Reader's Digest
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The Grand Street Egos 25th Year Jean Stein ed
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The Guide to Arts & Crafts Workshops Shaw Associates
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The Havenmayers: Impressionism Comes to America
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History of Art Barnes & Noble
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History of American Painting James Thomas Flexner
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1984 48 p P240

Kandinsky Pierre Volboudt
1984 118 p P220

The Life and Works of Constable Clarence Jones
1994 79 p P250

Lives of the Artists Vol 2 Giorgio Vasari
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London's Burning Peter Sransky & William Abrahams
1994 201 p P340
Life, Death and Art in the 2nd World War

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Meaning in the Visual Arts Erwin Panofsky
1955 364 p P150

Mexico: A History in Art Bradley Smith
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Misogyny, Misandry and Misanthropy
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North Light'a Big Book of Painting Watercolor Flowers
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Old Man Goya Julia Blackburn
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To Paint Her Life
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Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York 1890-1930
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Princes of Victoria (Photography)

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The Mastery of Oil Painting Frederic Taubes
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New Art International Catalog by Book Art Press
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Notable or Notorious Gordon Wright
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On Photography Susan Sontag
1977 207p P200

Picasso: Creator and Destroyer Ariana Stassinopoulos Huffington 1988
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Painting Gordon Johnston
1976 96p P120

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Rodin and His Contemporaries Marie Busco
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The Shape of Content Ben Shahn
1957 131 p P150

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Sunshine Muse Art on the West Coast:
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The Tantric Way Art, Science, Ritual
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Usborne The Children's Book of Art Rosie Dickins
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The Voices of Women Artists Wendy Slatkin
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A Woman on Paper: Georgia O' Keeffe Anita Pollitzer
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