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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1st NCCT’s Cinepambata Premieres on Street Children’s Day

The National Council for Children’s Television in cooperation (NCCT) with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) Kalahi Cultural Caregiving Program celebrates the Street Children’s Day thru its 1st CinePambata Festival on December 28, 2009 at the NCCA Auditorium, NCCA Intramuros, Manila. Registration begins at 8:00am.

The Street Children’s day is celebrated pursuant to Malacañang Proclamation No.1207 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, otherwise known as Holy Innocent’s Day, declaring December 28 as a special day dedicated to street children and other abandoned, orphaned, abused and marginalized youth.

According to UNICEF, there are 250,000 street children in the Philippines who literally live, sleep, and work in key cities nationwide. These children are exposed to various risks endangering their health, well-being, and even their lives.

NCCT Executive Director Frank G. Rivera said, “It is about time that films and television shows will not only be for entertainment but most importantly, will contribute positive behavior, culture and values among Filipino children.”

Around 300 street children under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development headed by Secretary Esperanza Cabral and City Hall of Manila will enjoy series of children’s films twinned with dance, painting, choral singing and learn to play the national sport, Arnis, thru the Kalahi Caregiving Program of NCCA chaired by Dr. Vilma Labrador with Cecile Guidote Alvarez as NCCA Executive Director. As a finale, children will walk to Fort Santiago to appreciate our heritage and commemorate Dr. Jose P. Rizal through the cooperation of the Intramuros Administration headed by Bambi Harper where the prizes for the best films will be awarded.

Films to be shown are created and produced for children featuring young and talented filmmakers like Noriel Jarito, Donnie Sacueza, Jedd Chris P. Dumaguina, Carlos Corpus IV, Vic Tiro, Rica Arevalo, and Milo Tolentino.

Simultaneously, an NCCA Kalahi Cultural Caregiving for healing in a resettlement area of victims in Datu Piang, Maguindanao coordinated by Basilidas Pilapil and in Bohol for the marginalized youth; a competition in music and dance coordinated by Lutgardo Labad focused on child and parenthood is undertaken with the cooperation of the UNFPA and the health sector of the provincial government.

Conducted nationwide, the KALAHI Cultural Caregiving Program is a poverty alleviation program aimed at achieving the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs). This program utilizes the Earthsavers DREAMS Methodology which involves Human Resource Development, Eco-Social Rehabilitation and Values Education through Arts and Media and Sports and Science. Its holistic approach underscores the therapeutic and participatory values derived from meaningful and relevant arts training that culminates into a showcase of talents in the field of visual arts, music, dance, theater arts, rondalla, creative crafts, media and animation and broadcast modules.

The event will be featured in the Sining Gising program held on Sundays on NBN from 4:00-6:00pm. For more information, please contact Patrick Jay Veril and Chay Dionco at 634-7156/0922-887-8254.

For inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs and Information Division at (T) 527-5529, (F) 527-2191 local 612-615, or email at info@ncca.gov.ph.

NCCA Culture Writing Page Competition Opens

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold a Culture Page Writing Competition, in line with the 2010 Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) for the 19th National Arts Month (NAM) Ani ng Sining celebration in February. The competition hopes to encourage student journalists from high school and college to feature PIAF events in their respective school papers, in order to further raise awareness, and deepen the appreciation for Philippine culture and arts among students.
The Culture Page Writing Contest is open to all recognized school papers from any secondary and tertiary level school, college or university in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the NCR. Entries may be written in English and/or Filipino, and should have at least one backgrounder story on the NAM as per Presidential Proclamation No.683 in 1991, and the PIAF as NCCA’s flagship project for the NAM. The Culture Page may contain editorials, essays, features, poetry, cartooning, photography, or researches on Philippine culture, arts, tradition, and heritage.

The winning school papers from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the NCR for the tertiary level will receive the grand prize of thirty thousand pesos (P30,000), while winners for the secondary level will receive twenty thousand pesos (P20,000).

The deadline for submission of entries is on February 12, 2010, and the announcement and awarding of winners will be in March 2010 during NCCA’s Philippine arts and culture TV program, Sining Gising, aired every Sundays at 4 p.m. over at NBN 4. Winners will also be published in the NCCA’s official newsletter, Agung.

For details, please contact RENE NAPEÑAS, Head of the NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) and PIAF Media Director at 527-5529 or at numbers 097-5582656 / 09285081057 or VANESSA MARQUEZ, PIAF Deputy Festival Manager at 527-2209 or 0918-6380412. You can also call us at 527-2192 (loc. 612-615) or email us at ncca.paio@gmail.com

For inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs and Information Division at (T) 527-5529, (F) 527-2191 local 612-615, or email at info@ncca.gov.ph.

Jojo Barja's Dead City @ Blanc Makati

Ang Cum Laude ng Kalsada

“Dead City” Renato Barja Jr.’s 7th Solo Exhibition

Dead City is a series of short visual stories about underprivileged Filipinos.

"I created images, taking off from what I feel about the people
around me. These individuals are discarded but are an undeniable
segment of our society. This is a story of how Filipinos accept the
norms of everyday life, without fully understanding it- that we are
in the middle of chaos, deaf and blinded by the ills of the government,
the never ending media and political mudslinging, overlooked inner
city population. We are in the brink of a social meltdown, what now?"

Look around it is a Dead City.

The exhibit opens on Monday 6PM, January 4, 2010 at blanc Gallery
Makati. blanc is located at Crown Tower, 107 H.V. dela Costa St.,
Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, please call or
sms 752-0032 / 0920-9276436, email info@blanc.ph or visit
www.blanc.ph, www.blancartspace.multiply.com

Dead City will run until January 22, 2010.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Request for Information on All Philippine Museums

The National Committee on Museums (NCOM) initiated a project for 2010 titled: “Directory of Museums in the Philippines .

The West Visayas Museum Association was assigned by the Committee to facilitate the collection of data and production of the directory. The directory will be launched in mid-May 2010 during the International Museum Day celebration in Cebu.

In order to make this project possible, the NCOM is requesting all museums to please submit on or before February 15, 2010 information on your museums.

For details, please go to this link in our web site: http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca/announcements/announcement.php?i=1806

Winners of 21st CCP Alternative Film & Video Tilt Named

The winners of the 21st Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video were announced in awarding rites held on December 11, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

In the Experimental category, the 1st Prize went to ANG EBOLUSYON NI KASALANAN by Emerson Reyes, 2nd prize to ANG ROMANSA NI TINYENTE GIMO AND MARYA LABO by Joenar Pueblo and 3rd Prize to PONKAN by John Japhet Tubeo and Jonathan Marasigan. Honorable Mention was given to BIYAHILO By Revsson Antonio, Anthony Delima, Sheena Pearl Barandino, Joecel Bueno, Rochelle Relosa, Ronald Diata, Analyn Gamelo and Reggie Lapera.

In the Animation category, the 1st Prize was awarded to MASKARA by Alejandro Karlo Zapanta and 2nd Prize to CLOWNES by Neil Paul Molina. Two entries— LUKSO by John Kristoffer Sta. Clara and GRANDFATHER' S CLOCK by Marcelo William W. Muñoz—won 3rd Prize. Honorable Mentions were given to PERANG KENKOY by Christopher C. Asa, BOX by John Kristoffer Sta. Clara and ROBOTICA by Alan Ray Bumanglag

In the Documentary category, the 1st Prize was awarded to WINDMILLS: The Case Study of Bangui Windmills by Ellaine R. Bensal, C. Castro, K. Colo and A. Cruz; 2nd Prize to TAWILIS: Palaot sa Mailap na Huli by Reymer Salvador and 3rd Prize to THE FILIPINO STUDENT'S GUIDE ON HOW TO BE INVISIBLE IN LONDON by Raz de la Torre. KUYA by Mary Angelica Eileen A. Cruz won Honorable Mention.

In the Short Feature category, the 1st Prize was awarded to APRIL FOOLS by Trinka Lat and 2nd Prize to BA'T `MAN by Noriel Jarito. The 3rd Prize was given to both RIVER OF DREAMS by Michael Angelo Dagñalan and ARAW NG PIGHATI by Ryanorlie "Yan" Abeledo. Honorable Mention was awarded to BATANG JAPAN by Al Eugenio, KINULAYANG KITI by Richard S. Legaspi and BABAE AKO by Jeyow Evangelista.

The animation entries from Ateneo de Naga University were collectively awarded the Best Regional Entry award while the RIVER OF DREAMS by Michael Angelo Dagñalan was named Best Entry for/on/by Children.

The 21st Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video was held December 8-11 at the CCP. A competition for works for both Film and Video formats, it is held in four categories of Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation.

CJ Andaluz Revisits His Roots

Independent filmmaker Christopher John Andaluz returned to his first love, theater, with the successful restaging of Frank G. Rivera's modern zarzuela "Ambon, Ulan, Baha" last December 13 at SM Centerpoint Cinema 5.

Andaluz was back on the helm of Rivera's 2004 Aliw Awards Best Musical Production after directing the short film "Nekro" and the full-length feature "Sisa" for OnCam Productions.

"Ambon, Ulan, Baha" is another production of Alab Artistika and Pixel Art Media Production Co. based on Rivera's play aside from "Tao, Isang Tagulaylay" and "Oyayi."

Andaluz earlier dipped his hands in directing films with "Nekro," which won best narrative short film in the first Pambujan Pelikula Para sa Publiko (PPPP) National Short Film Festival and Competition held in Northern Samar and also competed in the Lyons Asian Film Festival in France, Exground Film Festival in Germany, Third Eye Asian Film Festival Mumbai in India, and .MOV International Digital Film Festival in Manila.

His short film, which tells the story of a man who fulfills his sexual urges by having sex with the dead, was also part of the Short Wave program of the 7th World Film Festival of Bangkok and the selection of the 16th Filipino American Cine (FACINE) Festival in San Francisco last month.

Meanwhile, "Sisa" competed in the Digital Lokal competition of Dekada Cinemanila last year with Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson bagging the Best Actress award in the international film festival.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blame the Savages at NCCA Gallery

t is not hard to disapprove when all around there are bomb threats, corruption, massacres, natural disasters or even sex scandals. The whole world has long been in a dire mess and so we have our advocacies, movements, forums to fuss about it. We humans, as we think ourselves to existence, are naturally critical about all things else.

In this era, wars are constantly waged by service providers, product suppliers and such. Their artilleries boast of glossy packaging, massive billboards, bright television commercials and fully-furnished stores. Everything is pleasing and machine-made at a dizzying pace to please greedy consumers. Failing to be blinded by all the sparkles, Francis Commeyne remembers where all these started. His Takataks are artworks that reject the highly materialistic world today and revive the old ways of simple trades on the streets. With this, he also taps on old traditions that are tarnished by new technology. The artworks remind very well of the Dada period of ready-made objects. Francis assembles them inside the takataks, much like box art, and creates unified meaning with multiple elements. The works rest on the thin line between art and life as he incorporates personal objects and ideas.

Raymond Carlos, on the other hand, dismisses tradition. His realistic paintings force the audiences to zero in on social issues that hamper themselves. His works are highly provocative and graphic, and lean much on real human problems. With his paintings, he decapitates what notion of taboo the society has. What we see here is pure human, no rights or wrongs. It is a self-indulgent approach to life. Upon seeing Raymond’s work, our very initial response is to recoil due to the boldness of his work. What the paintings aim for is to free the audience of that initial response, that moment of self-censorship, and see the world without expectations or limits.

With a pocket full of satire, shaggy-dog stories, puns, parody, mockery, sarcasm and a list of airy jokes, Mark Sanchez creates a series of collages on paper. Humor is seen as shallow and futile. However, taking a second look, we see that jokes are often an attack on social flaws we have as humans. Mark provides you that second look. He gives you a chance to become the analytical you you wanted to be. His paintings allow you to see the alternate paths you can take beyond the mere chortle, to an exploration of arbitrary connotations. Here we can see that language is broken apart.

However, the simplicity of Manu Farol’s works let you expand into the complexities of meaning and also their arbitrary experience. In most cases, we are apt to defining artworks in comprehensible language. Manu emphasizes on the recognition of the experience rather than defining a complete understanding. We can contrast this with language’s limitation in defining perceptual experience (understanding is achieved through language). Art can exist out of language.

Catalina Africa plays with ideas like time and space. Out of these banal systems (ethics and rules that have been established way back in time, for example) we are dancing in, Catalina finds away to break away from the austerity of it all. Catalina uses photographs and video installation to capture her mischievous practices. At times, she photographs flowers to juggle the transient quality and the durability of a photo. Her video explores the structure of language. The video loop delineates the divide between irrationality and order.

Cian Dayrit’s figures are grotesque and bold, awkward in linear quality. They debunk all sense of morality that was painstakingly established by philosophers, prophets, rabbis, and scholars. The usage of ancient icons, symbols, signs and myths from Greece, Egypt and even from our local Bukidnon and manipulation of these sacred images, defiling them in their juxtaposition, had given the works their edge. He creates his own world of orgies and massacres.

Media is one of the greatest inventions of the preceding century. Thus rose celebrities, pop icons, and rock stars, all venerated by masses. These people have their lives dictated by the media; we all see them through television, magazines, and tabloids. We trustingly nod to every gossip and rumors there are -- too bad for those who are depreciated by the media. Eunice Lacaste’s defacement of her own paintings attempts to reprimand this kind of gullible acceptance of distorted information. In Eunice’s painting, the linear defacement are well-researched and in accordance to the underlying image as opposed to the misinformed and negative remarks of the tabloids. The artist channels this antagonism into a positive decoration of otherwise adverse portraits.

Blame the Savages is a group exhibition of seven artists questioning everything; our tradition, our lives, our system, ourselves. The artists here refuse to be ignorant and acceptant of the invasion of the media, the government, the big shot imports, the gods, the truth. All these sum up into a mixture of varied contemporary mediums, grounds, approaches, thinking talking back to age old earth.

The exhibit "Blame the Savages" runs from 15 December – 10 January 2010 at the NCCA Gallery located at G/F NCCA Building 633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros Manila. For details please contact Ethel Buluran at (632) 5272192 or email ncca_gallery@yahoo.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

U Ave - A Musical Play By Sinagbayan

SINAGBAYAN
Sining na Naglilingkod sa Bayan
in cooperation with
OICA
Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts

invites you to

U Ave
a musical play
directed by Soc Jose
concept written by Prof. Rommel Rodriguez

For the benefit of disaster-stressed families in Marikina and Cordillera Region

December 12 and 13
3:30 PM | 7:30 PM
Aldaba Recital Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman

For ticket reservations and for more info on how you can help, contact +63906.3504141
Relief goods and other donations may be dropped at the show booth.

Epson Color Imaging Contest Awarding Ceremony & Exhibit

Epson Philippines invites everyone to “The Epson Color Imaging Contest 2009" exhibit and awarding ceremonies.

Date: December 9, 2009, Wednesday
Time: 1:30 pm
Venue: 2/F, The Podium, ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig city
Attire: Smart Casual

The exhibit will showcase photographs taken by the Epson PRO and the Color Imaging Contest (CIC) 2009 winners. Based on this year’s theme, “The Unguarded Moment”, the exhibit features candid photos that celebrate life’s wonderful unguarded moments with the perfect exposure.

The true icons in photography and graphic design—Epson Philippines’ very own Epson PRO- is composed of National Artist for Visual Arts BenCab, Eminent Travel and Advertising Photographer Bien Bautista, Multi-awarded Travel Photographer George Tapan, 3-time Master Photographer of the Year awardee, Quincy Castillo, Distinguished Graphic Designer Drew Europeo Award-winning Filipino graphic designer Robert Alejandro ; and last but not the least Documentary Artist, Actor and Photographer, Ryan Agoncillo.

The Epson Color Imaging Contest is an annual photography contest that celebrates and showcases the artistry of amateur and professional photographers. The contest provides an ideal platform for Filipino photographers to win fabulous prizes and a chance to represent the Philippines in an international competition where the finals will be held in Japan.

For more info, you may call 527-0478/ 0927-2457846/ 0922-8910842 and look for Kat Cariaga to RSVP.

Monday, December 07, 2009

21st Gawad CCP Film Screening Schedule

IKA-21 GAWAD CCP PARA SA ALTERNATIBONG PELIKULA AT VIDEO

The 21st CCP Independent Film and Video Competition
8 to 11 December 2009
CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theatre)

08 December/Tue
7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
with the World Premiere of Erik Matti's The Arriva
CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theatre)
(Invitational)

09 December/Wed
01:00PM SHORT FEATURE (Program 1) - total runtime 1:55
Ang Bakasyon ni Can-can
Ang Pulang Mithi
April Fools
Araw ng Pighati
At Ng Anak
Ba't `Man
Babae Ako
Barya at Lata
Choice

03:30PM DOCUMENTARY (Program 1) - total runtime 1:58
Amang
Ehbon
Kapetayo
Kapit sa Patalim
Kuya
Mga Bata ni Rajah Sulayman
Motorsiklo
Mundong Walang Saplot

06:00PM SHORT FEATURE (Program 2) - total runtime 1:45
Ang Pagbabalik ni Ondoy
Budhi
Flip Flops
Gilit
Hinagpis
Kinulayang Kiti (hand-painted feathers)
Linya

08:30PM ANIMATION (Program 1) - total runtime 2:29
Ang Pinakamagandang Luha sa Balat ng Lupa
Appointment
Balot Penoy
Box
Buradol
Café Sanctuario
Cidie, Ang Munting Sisiw
Clownes
Croc & Roo
Doodler's Ink
Dream Undie
Eliza
Field Trip
Frogile
Horoscope
Irog Ko

10 December/Thu
10:00AM SHORT FEATURE (Program 3) - total runtime 1:50
Homesick
Huling Himig
Immigrant
Karoler
Kibo

01:00PM DOCUMENTARY (Program 2) - total runtime 1:56
Persistence of Vision: Kidlat Tahimik
Putol
Reflections Beyond the River of Dreams
Single Mommies
Windmills: The Case study of Bangui Windmills

03:30PM SHORT FEATURE (Program 4) - total runtime 1:58
JT O.01
Little
Magna
Panaginip
Pangitain
Ploning Adin Ka Ren
Regalo
Usok Banto

06:00PM EXPERIMENTAL - total runtime 2:01
Ang Bayan Kong Payapa
Ang Ebolusyon ni Kasalanan
Ang Romansa ni Tinyente Gimo and Marya Labo
Biyahilo
Masidhing Kagalakan
Mirrors
NYKTO
Pagburnayan (Jar Factory)
Ponkan
Seven Months
Sining ng Aning
Violent Itlogs

08:30PM SHORT FEATURE (Program 6) - total runtime 2:44
Batang Japan

11 December/Fri
10:00AM DOCUMENTARY (Program 3) - total runtime 1:36
Sunday Lunch
Tawilis: Palaot sa Mailap na Huli
This is Where Your Taxes Go

03:30PM SHORT FEATURE (Program 5) - total runtime 2:03
Luna Lucis (Moonlight)
River of Dreams
Salot
Sepulturero
Touch Me Not (16mm)
U-Turn
Yzabelle

06:00PM ANIMATION (Program 2) - total runtime 2:24
Last Hope
Lipad Lito Lipad
Lukso
Marco and the Thief
Maskara
Meceans
Parusa ni Juan
Perang Kengkoy
Robotica
Salamin
Supah Emo
Sweet Revenge
The Grandfather' s Clock
Wanted Teddy

07:30PM AWARDS NIGHT
Free Admission!

For more information on 21st Gawad CCP Film Screening Schedule, please call CCP Media Arts at 832 1125 local 1704 & 1705.

TutoK SOeNA: State of Education and the Nation

TutoK SOeNA: State of Education and the Nation
4th TutoK Yearend Assembly

Amidst a year stricken by crises in culture and calamities, a so-called 'educated' response is called for over and above the sensationalism promoted by media and politicking entities. Yet it would seem that every problem that we have traces its roots to education, particularly citing its imbalances, inequities and inadequacies.

TutoK, in line with its implementation of art and advocacy projects, proposes to bring the topic of education into this engagement, thus gathering a visual congress to represent and assert a diverse range of contemporary explorations to promote further inquiry and discussion.

SOeNA is the State of Education and the Nation, and it is TutoK's yearend assembly of art and artists to be held at Manila Contemporary at Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City . SOeNA is part of of TutoK's current focus on education, beginning with TutoK Eduk early this year. At the core of this exhibit is a series of works investigating the manifestation and operation of education as systems, objects and people. The theme is resonated through 2 x 2 feet wall works assembled throughout the gallery, completing the participation of more than 150 artists via paintings, sculptures, installations and live art.

"TutoK SOeNA" is the 4th annual group exhibit organized by TutoK since 2006. It is jointly curated by Don M. Salubayba, Noel Soler Cuizon, J.Pacena II and Jef Carnay, and will open with live art and other performances at 6:30pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009. The exhibit will run until January 6, 2010.

Manila Contemporary is located at Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Pasong Tamo Extension, Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City

U.P. Cinema Presents Piling Obrang Video 6

U.P. Cinema presents PILING OBRANG VIDYO {SIX}
An Interschool Short Video Competition

U.P. CINEMA's Piling Obrang Vidyo or P.O.V. is an inter-school short video festival that is supported by different participating schools as well as film practitioners in both the academe and in the industry. Having first started in the year 2004 with a minimal audience and only a handful of entries, P.O.V. has now become a much awaited event by a slew of ever-particpating schools including New Era University, Miriam College, and the Ateneo. Each year, the event gathers an estimated 600 people to its theater, the Cine Adarna, to view the best-of-the- best short films of colleges from around the Philippines.

This year's Piling Obrang Vidyo will be held at the UP Cine Adarna on December 12, Saturday, from 1pm-5pm.
POV {SIX} OFFICIAL FINALISTS:

Narrative Category
1) 15-MINUTE BREAK by JAN JAN ATENDIDO and RANYL MONTILLA from New Era University
2) HARANA by KEVIN HINDRIKS and SANTY CALALAY from International Academy of Film and TV
3) HUWANTED by MARLYN BASA from Centro Escolar University
4) MAGDALENA by JAYSON CABUGNASON from Colegio de San Juan de Letran
5) KONYO by KRISTOFFER GATA from New Era University
6) ONSE by HERSHEY VARDELEON from University of the Philippines - Diliman
7) PROMO GIRL by BIANKA BERNABE from Miriam College
8) SELDA by MICHELLE LAMAR from Miriam College
9) TAGO by ANTON PELON from University of the Philippines - Diliman
10) TINTOY by CARLO JAY CUEVAS from De La Salle Lipa

Experimental Category
1) ANTES DE AYER by ANGELI MENDOZA from New Era University
2) PRELUDIO/CREPUSCULA RIO by KEVIN DAYRIT from De La Salle Lipa
3) ORGANIC TEXTURE by ROEL MENDOZA from Ateneo De Manila University
4) UNFINISHED MADONNA AND CHILD by IGINE JOSE from University of the Philippines - Diliman
5) WHAT ROB SAW by JAV VELASCO from College of Saint Benilde

Animation Category (exhibition)
1) HEADZ by ROEL MENDOZA from Ateneo de Manila University
2) MARGIE by JAIMEE SANTOS from University of the Philippines - Diliman


Tickets @ Php80 each
Contact 0918-6916858 (Rita) or 0916-4168768 (Chad) for reservations.


PILING OBRANG VIDYO {SIX} is sponsored by:
Shout the Pack Up: HD Rental Company
Fuji Film
Crimson Light Productions

Also brought to you by:
Jack 'n Jill Dynamite
Jack 'n Jill Potato Chips

Media Partner:
UNTV

Venue Partner:
Mag:net Cafe
UP Cine Adarna

Alay 12 Presents Works of More Than 60 Artists at Boston Gallery

Philippine visual artists affiliated with Boston and Pinto Gallery will showcase Alay 12, which opens on 12 December 2009 at Boston Gallery in Cubao, Quezon City.

Alay is an annual group exhibition by artists who have exhibited at the Boston Art Gallery and Pinto Gallery. In past years, it has been a “year-ender” exhibition, capping the gallery's roster of shows. This year marks its 12-year anniversary as an art event.

More than 60 painters and sculptors will showcase their works in Alay 12. Among the artists are:

Allan Alcantara, Tyago Almario, Joel Alonday, John Paul Antido, Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Lawrence Borsoto, Froilan Calayag, Joey Cobcobo, Marika Constantino, Ninel Constantino, Marina Cruz, Noel Soler Cuizon, Edrick Daniel, Igan D’Bayan, Joey De Castro, Alfredo Esquillo, Dexter Fernandez, Dennis Fortozo, Pedro Garcia, Manny Garibay, Sarah Geneblazo, Sandra Gfeller, Dennis Gonzales, Darwin Gonzales, Guerrero Habulan, Mark Justiniani, Erwin Leaño, Tony Leaño, Stephanie Lopez, Joy Mallari, Neil Manalo, Joven Mansit, Keiye Miranda, Ferdinand Montemayor, Jason Montinola, Bon Mujeres, Andy Orencio, Jim Orencio, Vincent Padilla, Raffy Pagarigan, Anthony Palomo, Neil Pasilan, Elmer Roslin ,Kirby Roxas, Henry Royales, Ryan Rubio, Jaypee Samson, Jerson Samson, Pam Yan Santos, Victor Santos, Noel Solis, Tammy Tan, Cj Tañedo, Rodel Tapaya, Alex Tee, Juanito Torres,Tatong Racheta Torres, Wire Tuazon, Anna Varona, Cris Villanueva, Costantino Zicarelli

According to gallery curator Ruel Caasi, last year's exhibition, Alay 11 promoted the establishment of the Silangan Contemporary Art Museum. The museum aims to maintain and preserve a collection of significant Philippine artworks from 1986 to 2010.

Alay 12 opens on December 12 (Saturday), 6:30 pm at Boston Gallery, at #72 Boston Street, Cubao, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact the gallery at tel. no.7229205.

Pecha Kucha Night is Back in Manila!

This is a great night you don't want to miss! Following the success of the first Pecha Kucha Night in Manila, this second major event promises to be even bigger, better and definitely more fun!

So rush over to find the best seats in the house and soak in the most amazing ideas, stories and visual feasts at Pecha Kucha Night in Manila v2, to be held on December 9 (Wednesday), 7:30PM, at Cineplex 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Meet many of Manila's very interesting and exciting people as they share their expertise, reveal inspirations, and declare the things most important to them.

What began as a venue for young designers in Tokyo to present their work in public has now become a phenomenon in over 262 cities all over the world…and counting. With a unique presentation format of 20 images at 20 seconds per image, this evening socials/networking, and show-and-tell event is rocking major cities and islands from Bali, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Lima, Chicago, Beirut, Quebec and more. Created by Klein Dytham Architects, Pecha Kucha Night will really lift you up and set your mind abuzz!

Be enthralled by the adventures of the Balangay Team, led by Captain Art Valdez, as they crisscross Philippine seas to get the word out on inspiration; lend your ears to the music of the creative and quirky fashion designer & singer Kate Torralba; learn ways of making better and more sustainable environmental choices with green architect Dan Lichauco and urban planner Karima Palafox; be led by writer & musician Lourd de Veyra as he reveals the word and shows you the way; open your mind to a different way of seeing the world through Jungian psychologist Rose Yenko; and raise your shirts to Pinoy pop culture prophets, design studio Team Manila.

Completing the line-up are creative duo Brandie Tan and Tin Sanchez of BBDO Guerrero, writer and comic creator Budjette Tan, DIY music producer Erick Fabian Sr., visual artist and pole dancer Christina Dy, photographer Gutsy Tuason, web developer and GO gamer Mikong Galero, One Tama, geekfight! Night quiz master Paolo Jose Cruz, and award-winning young director Pepe Diokno.

This event is presented by Ideals Creatives Inc. and the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and made possible through the generosity of awesome folks at Rogue Magazine, Epson, Adobo Magazine, Smart Communications, QTV, Plus63.net, and Counting Sheep.

For more info on PKN Manila v2, check out www.pechakuchamanila.com
To see what's happening all over the world, visit the global network at http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/

Limited seats for this event! Tickets are available at the following venues:

In Makati, hop on over to Kate Torralba's at the 2/F, Greenbelt 5.

In Quezon City, just give us a call at Ideals Creatives at (02) 4368864 or drop by our office at Unit G03, Casa Baronesa Building, 86 E. Abada St., Loyola Heights. You may also get tickets at the Sputnik shop (beside Mogwai), at Cubao X.

See you all on December 9—yes, it's this Wednesday--and get ready for a really great night!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Animahenasyon 2009 Winners

Animahenasyon 2009 Winners

Animahenasyon 2009 Grand Prize Winner: MUTYA by Nelson “Blog” Caliguia, Jr.

Animahenasyon 2009 Professional Division:
Best Animation - Category A (1-5 minutes) – EDISON AND THE MOTHS by Maria Cristina “Tinay” Sison
Best Animation - Category B (6-20 minutes) – MUTYA by Nelson “Blog” Caliguia, Jr.
Best Animation - Category F (TVC/OBB/demo reel) – PASINTABI trailer by Jeff Capili

Animahenasyon 2009 Student/Amateur Division:
Best Animation - Category H (1-5 minutes) – CLOWNES by Neil Paul Molina
Best Animation - Category I (6-20 minutes) – THE HANDBOOK by Jose Luis R. Buan
Best Animation - Category K (Music video) – YUGTO by John Kristoffer R. Sta. Clara
Best Animation - Category L (TVC/OBB/demo reel) – PHILIPS LIGHT BULB by Samuel Elias Kirk Bacsain

Animahenasyon 2009 Special Awards:
Special Citation - ROBOTICA by Allan Ray Bumanglag
Best Regional Entry - LUKSO by John Kristoffer R. Sta. Clara of Ateneo de Naga University
Hero’s Choice - MUTYA by Nelson “Blog” Caliguia, Jr.
Audience choice - THE HANDBOOK by Jose Luis R. Buan

Animahenasyon 2009 Institutional Award:
Ateneo de Naga University, Department of Digital Arts and Computer Animation
For its consistent and active participation in the Animahenasyon Pinoy Animation Festival for three consecutive years, for producing a body of animated works on a par with industry standards that has resulted in the creative melding of the academe and industry, and for its continuous effort in promoting and creating original Filipino content in animation.

Animahenasyon 2009 Lifetime Achievement Awardee
JOSE ZABALA SANTOS
For his significant contributions and outstanding original body of work that have shaped the beginning of Philippine animation, for his pioneering spirit in promoting, instilling and integrating Filipino culture in his work, for continually demonstrating and setting aesthetic excellence in his craft, and for all his artistic endeavors and unwavering effort in keeping the creative industry alive in the country.

Contemporary Artists Join Yuchengco Museum Exhibit on Manton de Manila



  Contemporary Artists Join Yuchengco Museum Exhibit on Manton de Manila

As part of a special exhibit on the manton de Manila called Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila, the Yuchengco has invited 19 artists and creative thinkers from a range of disciplines to create a new piece inspired by the manton. The artworks on view range from paintings, fine prints, and photographs to couture and installations. Among the participating artists are (from left to right): Photographer Wig Tsymans, couturier Steve De Leon, sculptor and jewelry designer Michelline Syjuco, printmaker Ambie Abaño, and architect Dan Lichauco.

Draped in Silk is the Yuchengco Museum’s major exhibit for 2009, and is on view until December 29. The exhibit explores the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade that introduced the manton to Spain, showcases contemporary works inspired by the manton, and looks into ­similar motifs found in Philippine embroidery.

Anino Shadowplay Collective at Blanc Makati


The question of Philippine viewership, even awareness of its Australia-bound projects has led the ANINO Shadowplay Collective to Blanc Makati this December. The exhibit Within and Without Blanc culls from and builds on ANINO’s output for its second collaborative project with Filipino-Australian playwright Paschal Daantos Berry and theatre artist Valerie Berry - Within and Without, a contemporary performance project inspired by Intramuros - the heart of and witness to the most tumultuous phases of Philippine history.

Within and Without Blanc is a selection of ANINO’s videos, photographs, animation, installations and cutouts created and redesigned through the R&D and creative development phases of the performance project. Opening night will feature a performative sketch that ponders on Philippine history and contemporary society.

The ANINO Shadowplay Collective is a group of multi-media artists dedicated to the development and popularisation of Philippine shadowplay.

The exhibit opens on Monday December 7 at 6PM, at Blanc Makati. Mandaluyong. Blanc is located at 2E Crown Tower 107 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, please call or sms 752-0032 / 0920-9276436, email info@blanc.ph or visit www.blanc.ph and www.blancartspace.multiply.com

Within and Without Blanc will run until December 28, 2009.

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