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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

EJ Cabangon's Suddenly Gray @ Blanc Makati

In Suddenly Gray, EJ Cabangon tackles and questions the possible implications of the fast advancement in technology and how it relates to inter-personal relationships of humans. He challenges the viewer to take advantage of the fast paced world and use it to further progress as a people.

“Suddenly Gray” is EJ Cabangon’s 9th Solo Exhibition and will open on Monday 6PM, March 22, 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 or visit,

Suddenly Gray will run until April 9, 2010.
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The L.A.Workshop - Art and Music Workshop 2010

'Celebrating 24 years of Art and the Nurture of Fine Artists'

April 5 - May 31, 2010

For All Ages Children, Youth, and Adults

Traditional Art Media:
Basic and Advanced: Drawing- Pastel, Charcoal, Colored Pencils
Basic and Advanced Painting - Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Goache, Poster color

Non Traditional Media: Basic and Advanced Digital Photography
Basic and Advanced Anime Illustration


'THE G7 GUITAR SUMMIT' Intensive Guitar Training Workshops
Featuring Top Filipino Guitar Players:
AYA YUSON - April 10/ 1:00 - 5:00 pm
CALOY RUFO - April 17/ 1:00 - 5:00 pm
ANTON ANTENGCO - April 24/ 1:00-5:00 pm
NOEL MENDEZ - May 8/ 1:00-5:00pm
MICO ONG - May 19/ 1:00-5:00 pm
FIDEL DE JESUS - May 22/ 1:00-5:00 pm
(a.k.a. JIMY JAMES) May 29/ 1:00-5:00 pm
(Ltd. Slots only - 'first come first served')

Modern and Contemporary Music Training:
Pop, Contemporary Music Vocal Training
(Featuring: Sarah Geronimo's, and Charisse
Pempengco's vocal coach - Limited slots
only-'first come first served')

For Particulars Call:

Cecile Luna
Mobile: 0927-9856148
Email: artlandph@gmail. com

The L.A.Workshop

66 G. Puyat St., B.F. Homes, Phase 1
Paranaque City
Entrance: Elsie Gatches , left Soriano St.
(behind Bank of P.I.)
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Writers, Artists to Stage “Penitence” on Good Friday

Arts and culture groups led by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) and the LIRA poetry organization will gather at the Plaza Balagtas, Pandacan, Manila on April 2, 2010. The day falls on both Good Friday and the birthday of Francisco Baltazar, popularly known as the revered Filipino poet Balagtas.

Dubbed “Mag-alis ng Dungis ng Bayan: Penitensiya para sa Dangal ng Bayan,” the demonstration will feature writers and artists symbolically cleaning Balagtas’s monument, trading in their pens for brooms and rags. The short program will start at 8:00 A.M. and will end before noon.

National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, a.k.a. the poet Rio Alma will read a proposed cultural agenda for those who are running for office in the May 10 national elections, especially the presidentiables.

The venue, Plaza Balagtas was erected in honor of the greatest Tagalog poet. Born on April 2, 1788, Balagtas penned Florante at Laura, one of the masterpieces of Philippine literature, and lent his name to the art form balagtasan, a debate in extemporaneous verse.

Individual writers, artists, organizations, and members of the media are encouraged to join and cover the demonstration. They should register their participation by contacting the event coordinators, namely Mariane A.R.T. Abuan (0917-9017090) , Carla Payongayong (0927-7145539) , and Rommel Boquiren (0917-6985037) , on or before March 26, 2010.

The organizers

LIRA, or the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo is the premier institute of poets in Filipino. Founded in 1985, the group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Araw ni Balagtas demonstration is part of LIRA’s year-long celebrations. The current president is Phillip Kimpo Jr.

UMPIL is the largest organization of Filipino writers in the country. Founded in 1974, the organization was known for a time as the Writers Union of the Philippines. The current chairperson is Prof. Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.
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OUTubia @ Finale Art File

YOUtubia has usurped Utopia. YOUTubia is group therapy that might offer contamination. Three batches of artmakers, from the convenors of Social Realism to new tribes of prolific independents are roped in for an exhibit that hazily tries to pin down a hint or workable residue of the present, or even its latest rewind/replay.

New Works, Effigies and Videoke
Finale Art File
April 8 to May 2, 2010

YOUtubia has new paintings, drawings, effigies, installation, digital prints, video, and even videoke.

Its 12 culprits are the usual suspects plus some fresh beauties:
Pablo Baensantos
Tatong Recheta Torres
Renato Habulan
Costantino Zicarelli
Antipas Delotavo
Mideo M Cruz
Leonilo Doloricon
Christina Quisumbing Ramilo
Iggy Rodriguez
Buen Calubayan
Jose Tence Ruiz
J Pacena

It is patched together by Jose Tence Ruiz.

YOUTubia opens Thursday April 8 at Finale Art File and runs until May 2, 2010. There are no ribbons to cut on April 8, but the beer kegs will be chilled by 6 pm. Finale Art File is at Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, Gate 1, 2241 Pasong Tamo, Makati City, Philippines. Gallery Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. Landlines are (632) 813 2310 and 812 5034.
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Beneath the Image: A Technical Analysis of Sample Works of Fernando Amorsolo

Beneath the Image: A Technical Analysis of Sample Works of Fernando Amorsolo by Ricky Francisco
March 27, 2010, Saturday, 2-4 pm
Fee: Php120.00
Contact Person: Fanny San Pedro/Jane Pagkalinawan
Contact Details: 6312417/

Contrary to the belief that science and art are on opposite poles, both fields do come together to generate new knowledge. In the context of a museum such as the Lopez Memorial Museum, the coming together of science and art is in the work of conservation. Another is in technical analysis of artworks. On March 27, Saturday, 2-4 pm, a lecture on a preliminary technical analysis of the works of Fernando Amorsolo will be given by Ricky Francisco, collections management consultant of the Lopez Memorial Museum. The lecture will go into the process of technical analysis and the findings. There is a fee of Php120.00 to attend this lecture.

As collections management consultant and during his internship at the NHB in Singapore, Mr Francisco undertook this using data found in Philippine art history books, and detailed visual examination of the works using the naked eye and equipment such as stereomicroscope, UV and Infrared Photography, of the measurable properties of sample works. By these means, he was able to gain a better understanding of the artist and his techniques.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For more information, call 6312417 or email admin@lopez- or pezseum@skyinet. net. You may also go to the museum's website www.lopez-museum. org and its blog for information.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lecture on Life and Works of Carlos "Botong" Francisco & Francisco Coching

The National Museum opened in January 2010 an exhibition titled "Botong Francisco Coching: Telling Modern Time, now on display at the 5th floor of the Museum of the Filipino People, National Museum (old Finance Building), T. Valencia Circle/Finance Road, Rizal Park, Manila.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Patrick Flores, runs until the end of March 2010 and showcases the works of two masters, National Artist Carlos V. Francisco with his selected paintings, displayed back to back with comics illustrations of Francisco Coching.

As a collateral activity of the exhibition, on March 12 and 19, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., there will be lectures about the two contemporary artists. Alice Guillermo will speak on the first date while Robert Paulino and Solidad Reyes on the second, with Patrick Flores to discuss the curatorial component on both occasions. Both lectures will be conducted at the 4th floor, Tambunting Hall of the Museum of the Filipino People.

We would like to invite your fine arts students and faculty members to participate in both lectures. For confirmation or inquiries, please get in touch with Mr. Mel Lagartija or Ms. Rizza Salterio of the Museum Education Division at telefax no. 5270278. Please see attached file for the poster.

We look forward to seeing you at both lectures. Thank you.

Museum Education Division, National Museum

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Dear Sweet Filthy World by Patricia Eustaquio

Dear Sweet Filthy World by Patricia Eustaquio
March 17, 2010, Wednesday
6-9 pm

Patricia Eustaquio, continues her exploration of memory with Dear Sweet Filthy World, bridging Elvis Costello's song of the same name with oil paintings, cardboard sculptures, and boats cut from felt and cast in epoxy resin. Through these objects, Eustaquio expresses memory as an idea, and memory as she made it.

Eustaquio describes memory as a puzzle that must be broken down to be put back together again; it is ideas taken from our surroundings that "become floating individual thoughts that we access and take separately" to make a whole. Dear Sweet Filthy World is Eustaquio's ode to this conceptual process, so vulnerable and relative, and yet at the same time, it is her narrative "to convey the irony of our feeling towards reality, the realities in life, the world."

Taking her cue from the song, Eustaquio composes the show as a letter, allowing sentimentality and nostalgia to play a part. Understanding how one's recreation of the past is built on fragments, Eustaquio allows her own memory to express itself, however limited and isolated it may be. As a subtext to Dear Sweet Filthy World, Eustaquio writes an actual letter, where she takes on the persona of someone coming to grips with a terrible event she has not experienced. This mirrors her memory of the Typhoon Ondoy tragedy. Watching from Delft, where she was completing her art residency, Eustaquio's memory, time and space interfering, had gaps to be filled.

In doing so, Eustaquio's art and language took a turn towards reaction. Dear Sweet Filthy World accuses the world, and questions the sweet and the filthy in it. Eustaquio wonders: "is the world sweet because of nature, and filthy because of man; is it vice versa; or is it either-or?" However personal, Dear Sweet Filthy World is also a set of "puzzles that complete themselves in the viewer's mind". Taking various forms and meanings, Eustaquio's work allows us all to voice our feelings to a world where man struggles to shape memory, and fights to make sense of the ironies of life.

As in her previous show, Death to the Major,Viva Minor, Eustaquio allows us to question "the beautiful and grotesque, lifting the veil and revealing the void that waits underneath". *

Patricia Eustaquio was awarded the CCP Thirteen Artists Award and the Ateneo Art Award in 2009, and will be part of the Art Omi Residency in New York in June.

*From Cross my heart and hope to die by Donna Miranda in Patricia Eustaquio's catalogue (Silverlens Gallery)

Words: Bea Davila, Image: Patricia Eustaquio, Dear Sweet Filthy World II, 2010

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Creativity Summit Reaches Out to the Marginalized

Aimed at addressing the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) led by Chairman Vilma Labrador, Executive Director Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, and Deputy Executive Director Malou Jacob in cooperation with the International Theater Institute (ITI) is set to open the Creativity Summit on Kalahi Cultural Caregiving and a Short + Sweet Festival on March 9-15.

It is a prelude to the AMCA-SOMCA AFA forging the example of forming culture with social content for presentation in the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting as the Philippines is honored as the 1st ASEAN Culture Capital 2010-2011 in conjunction with its role as host of the AFA.

Featuring harvests from Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao in dance, music, drama and film, the creativity summit will bring together the marginalized sector of the society—the physically challenged, the frail and the elderly, the street children, prisoners, abused women, refugees of armed conflict and victims of climate change disasters among others, with special highlights on their creations in the Short + Sweet Festival.

Performing at the creativity summit are Marilac Hills Center for Abused Women, Tahanang Walang Hagdan, the Elsie Gaches, and the Ortho-Pedagogical Institute for Dance. For Music, Angklung Ensemble of Golden Acres, Nayon ng Kabataan (street children), Ambassadors of Light (Blind Chorale Group with the Earthsavers Dream Ensemble) and the String of Sampaguita from the National Bilibid Prisons will delight the audience with a musical ensemble.

The Government Internship Program, consist of unemployed youth who are under the care of the Manila City Hall Youth Development Program will perform “Sa Dalampasigan,” a 10-minute play about mature people who have lost hope and reason to continue living.
A visual arts exhibition will also feature works of the sick such as the Brave Kids (cancer victims) and the Tagaytay Drug Rehab Center.

Two short films will be presented by Pili at Pino, a visual arts and film enthusiast group of marginalized youth from Manila, In line with this, there will also be an Animation workshop to be conducted through Tuldok with the pilot testing results demonstrated and discussed.

An exciting aspect of the Summit is the Music Fusion, synergizing native instruments with indigenous and traditional voices and other creative sound makers with movement, dances, and songs—mixing and matching, melding and interweaving the produce of each regional representation into one total theater performance. Project director is Dr. Mars Cavestany with Gardy Labad as Music Director and Wally Tuyan, and Gigi David as choreographers. Stage management is composed of Gigi Perate and Ronnie Martinez.

Conducted nationwide, the Kalahi Cultural Caregiving Program is in line with poverty alleviation program of President Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo aimed at achieving the eight UN MDG. This program utilizes the Earthsavers Dreams Methodology which involves human resource development, eco-social rehabilitation, and values education through the arts and media and sports and sciences. Its holistic approach underscores the therapeutic and participatory values derived from meaningful and relevant arts training that culminates in a showcase of talents in the field of visual arts, music, dance, theater arts, creative crafts, media and animation and broadcast modules.

The Short + Sweet Festival, on the other hand, will feature performances also from Luzon, theVisayas and Mindanao. From Luzon, there will be performances from the Tagbanuas and Palaweños and from the BALER Arts Academy with the Gawad Kalinga Tatalon Performing Arts. The Lihok Visayan Contingent as well as Tagum group, Tampaken Lum-Alay Cultural Dance Ensemble and the Bukidnon State University will be joining Luzon Short and Sweet Harvest.

For more details, contact Rene Napeñas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office and PIAF Media Director at 527-5529, 09285081057, 09275582656 or PIAF Deputy Festival Manager, Vanessa Marquez at 527-2209 or 09186380412. Email us at
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Invitation to Artists and Cultural Workers to a Discussion on the Morong 43

Dear Fellow Artists and Cultural Workers,

Warm greetings from Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP)!

"The abduction in Morong, Rizal province, last February 6 and continued illegal detention in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, in the same province, of 43 community health workers and professionals received widespread condemnation here and abroad. The denunciations escalated when the AFP leadership refused to promptly follow the stern order of the Supreme Court to show the 43 in open court." (from Joel Garduce)

We are currently continuing efforts to widen the campaign regarding the Morong 43 as the stakes of freeing them become higher. In accordance to this, CAP invites you to a discussion on the Morong 43 and the Free the 43 Campaign on March 13, 2010, 4pm at #1 Maaralin Street, Teacher's Village, Diliman. The speakers include, families of the arrested health workers to give their account, doctors and health workers, and lawyers that help the Morong 43.

Please do not hesitate to reply to this thread, email us at concerned_artists_ phil@yahoo. com or text/call us at 0929-6454102 for questions or confirmation.

As artists/cultural workers, we hope you are with us in our continuing efforts to guard the welfare of the people and our freedom amidst a regime that knows no boundaries in employing violence to suppress dissenting voices, especially as one of the victims of the Morong 43 is the wife of our fellow artist and former Dean of the College of Fine Arts in UP, Prof. Leonilo Doloricon.

Thank you very much and hope to see you there.


Roselle Pineda
Concerned Artists of the Philippines
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High School Students Invited to Join Europe Ko To Art Assemblage Contest

The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, in partnership with two prestigious cultural and art education institutions, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Philippine Women's University, invites high school students in Metro Manila to join this year's Europe Ko To art assemblage contest.

Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines said that: "This contest is our way of recognising the creativity and talents of young Filipinos as well as of instilling among them the value of environment protection which is also at the core of the European Union's sustainable development policies.”

The art assemblage contest is part of the Europe Month celebrations dubbed "Viva Europa", which marks the founding of the European Union (9 May) and this year also commemorates the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

The deadline for submission of the art assemblage pieces to the Philippine Women's University ( Taft Avenue , Manila ) is on 15 April 2010. Submissions must be made during office hours, Monday to Friday. For further information, please call phone 8595100; 8595124, email DELEGATION-PHILIPPI NES@ec.europa. eu.

A selection of 20 entries will be exhibited from 22 April to 30 May 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as part of CCP’s Earth Day Festivities. The final ten winning art pieces will be announced at the awarding ceremony led by Ambassador MacDonald also to be held at the CCP on 20 May 2010.

The following are the guidelines:

1. Artwork Format is ASSEMBLAGE (a three dimensional artwork made of different materials put together to form one unified concept art piece or composition. )

2. Who may join: This assemblage contest is open to all Filipino students currently enrolled in public and private high schools in Metro Manila. The assemblage should be a result of a collaboration by a team of three students. Any other team composition is disqualified.

3. Theme: Entries must adhere to the theme "Unity in Diversity" in reflection of the spirit of the Treaty of Lisbon. It might be noted that the Treaty of Lisbon was intended to increased democratic accountability within the EU, to strengthen the EU's relations with third countries, and to make the EU's decision-making processes more efficient (

4. Medium/Materials: Assemblage made of recycled but non-perishable materials, preferably those coming from the home and including from the community, like the following:

tin cans, rubber slippers, bottles, cloth or textile materials, paper products such as papers, paper boards and boxes, plastic materials such as containers and old toys, metal pieces.

Note: Materials that deteriorate are not permitted.

Dimensions: Height - 16 inches including base, not smaller than 10 inches

Weight - maximum of 20 kilos

Cubic Measure – maximum 12 inches x 12 inches x 16 inches

5. The team should submit their entries to the Philippine Women's University, Taft Avenue , Manila (during office hours, Monday to Friday), not later than 15 April 2010. Entries should be accompanied by a short rationale explaining the concept of their entry piece. Rationale should be not more than five sentences with a maximum of 300 words

6. Students also should also provide the following information together with their respective entries:

name, address, contact landline and mobile phone numbers of the members of the team, the year and section of the members of the team,

name of adviser, contact number of adviser, name of school

7. Criteria for Judging – Entries will be judged on the basis of the following:

Relevance to the Theme – 40%
Durability & Stability – 30%
Aesthetic Significance and Uniqueness – 30%

8. The jury will be composed of artists and officials from the organisers.

9. Five winners will be chosen and each will be awarded a trophy and a medal as well as special prizes from the Delegation. In addition, five finalists will be chosen and each will be awarded certificates. All winning entries in addition to other entries of merit will be exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines .

10. All winners will be notified by mail.

11. Prizes not claimed within 30 days after the awarding ceremony shall be forfeited.

12. Further information:
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Have Fun this March 2010 with Young Artists' Studio Art Classes

Below is a list of weekday and weekend art classes this MARCH 2010 as well as the schedule for Summer 2010.

Art For Beginners:
M-W-F 3:00-5:00 PM from March 15 – April 12
March 15, 17. 19, 22, 24, 26 April 5, 7, 9, 12
Registration fee: Php 3,500 – (inclusive of art materials)
Deadline for Registration : March 12, 2010

Drawing for Teens and Adults:
Sundays 1:00- 4:00 PM from March 21 to May 30
March 21, 28 April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Deadline of Registration: March 18, 2010

YAS 2010 Summer Classes
Batch 1 M-W-F
Art for Beginners 10am-12noon
Storytelling and Puppetry 2pm-4pm
Dates: M-W-F April 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, May 3

Batch 1 T-Th-S
Basic Painting for Kids 10am-12noon
Photography for Kids 2-4pm
Dates: T-Th-S April 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, May 4, 6

Young Artists' Studio is located at Unit 3A MS Tower, #29 Road 8, Project 6 Quezon City. For inquiries, you may reach us through the following. Please look for Ms. Bang Dizon.
Mobile: +639175685939
Landline: (632) 9645951
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FCCP Scholars Art Exhibit

Seven art scholars from the University of the East (UE) will be holding an exhibit organized by The Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines (FCCP). The FCCP scholars composed of 4 alumni and 3 graduating students from UE's BA Fine Arts program will be showcasing their works and paintings in various styles ranging from realism, social realism to abstract.

Through the FCCP scholarship, these artists were granted not only with assistance in their tuition fee and art materials but most importantly with the opportunity to pursue a passion that will harness their talents and potentials as Filipino artists.
Today, most of the FCCP scholars are already pursuing careers in the creative field as photographers, graphic designers and artists in advertising companies. On the other hand, the graduating students are just as passionate to make their contribution in the Philippine creative industry and make a bright mark in the field of fine arts.

The scholars who will exhibit their works in the exhibit are: Romano Gerald Rago, Jenny Jasmin Lacay, Dave Lopez, Eleazar Perez, Chico Jansen Javier, Marinela Poso and Floyd Alcantara.

The exhibit will be mounted at Sining Kamalig, 4th level, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC. on March 15, 2010, 6 pm.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Art 2 Art Episodes in March

Featured guests: Ligaya Amilbangsa, Joseph Esmilla, Ray Sison;

Tribute to National Artist Francisca Reyes Aquino

ART 2 ART, the 2009 Catholic Mass Media Awardee for Best Educational Program on Radio, continues to bring “usapang sining at kultura para sa lahat” this month as host Lisa Macuja interviews an array of interesting personalities from various art disciplines.

Art 2 Art is aired nationwide every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on dzRH, 666 khz on the AM band. It can be viewed simultaneously on Channel 9 via Cablelink cable television and accessed on the Internet through the website http://dzrh.

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Art 2 Art next features the following episodes:

March 7 — For its episode marking International Women’s Day (March 8), Lisa welcomes to the program Ligaya Amilbangsa, one of the most respected names in the field of Philippine indigenous dance. Amilbangsa is a dancer, teacher, researcher and choreographer. As artistic director of the Alun-Alun Dance Circle, she gets to promote and propagate the “pangalay”, a traditional dance originating in Sulu that dates back to pre-Islam and Christianity periods. Since first witnessing the pangalay and being entranced by its movements decades ago, Amilbangsa has become an active proponent of this dance form.

March 14 — Violinist Joseph Esmilla relates how being exposed to music at a young age convinced him to pursue a career in this field. Described as one of the country’s child prodigies in the 1970s, Joseph obtained a scholarship at age 14 to the prestigious Juilliard School where he would eventually finish both his Bachelors and Masters of Music. He then took a post-graduate course at the Mannes College of Music, also in New York. After years of being based abroad and establishing himself as a recitalist and chamber musician, Joseph is back home for concerts and to explore options in the local classical music scene.

March 21 — Another accomplished musician, flutist Ray Sison, shares his own story in music. Taking up the flute as a member of his high school’s Citizen’s Military Training Band, Ray later decided to pursue serious studies as a flute major at the UP College of Music. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, he later took up his master’s degree in business administration in the United States, but simultaneously enrolled in flute classes. Aside from being featured as solo artist or as part of an orchestra in innumerable concerts, Ray has recorded four music albums. He is currently principal flutist of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

March 28 — Art 2 Art caps the month with a tribute to National Artist for Dance Francisca Reyes Aquino. Resource speaker is Salud Datoc, the late Aquino’s student and later her colleague as a researcher/educator . Datoc pictures “Lola Kikay” as an exemplary teacher, generous in sharing her knowledge and unflagging in her research into folk dances for which she traveled the length of the archipelago. Aquino’s books are still considered the definitive reference materials when it comes to folk dance and include the likes of the Tinikling, Lubi-lubi and Maglalatik which she herself would popularize.

For inquiries and more information about Art 2 Art, please e-mail
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19th International Women's Film Festival

You are all cordially invited to the 19th International Women's Film Festival from March 9 to 11 2010 (Tuesday to Thursday)at the Cine Adarna of the U.P Film Institute. We have 4 main activities where all of you are invited:

1. March 9 to 11 9:00am to 2:30pm WOMEN'S FILM CONGRESS
- We have invited speakers from academe and industry to talk about
how women claim space for their voices in the various mass media
March 9 10am-11:30am Dr. Guy Claudio Women in Discourse
1:00pm-2:30pm Dr. Odine De Guzman Women Films

March 10 10am-11:30am Dr. Judy Taguiwalo
1:00pm-2:30pm Prof. Roselle Rivera

March 11 10am-11:30am Atty Joji Alonso Women Producing Films
Ms. Bridget Pickering Producing films in
South Africa
1:00pm-2:30pm Prof. Brian Bantugan Diaspora of Women
Caregivers in Films


-This will take place at the Videotheque
- Ms. Pickering is the producer of COURTING JUSTICE and the
Executive producer of HOTEL RWANDA
- This is an informal conversation/ roundtable discussion with
Ms. Pickering

3. March 9 at 7:00pm at the Cine Adarna


Also, be a witness to film history as we award two high calibre women who have made great strides in filmmaking as women and who have propelled women's issues and concerns in film. This is the DIWATA AWARDS.

4. Free Film Screenings!

5:00pm SERBIS (Brillante Mendoza Film)
7:00pm IN MY LIFE (olive Lamasan Film)

March 11 2:30pm KUBRADOR (Jeffrey Jeturian Film)
5:00pm COURTING JUSTICE (Jane Thandi Lipman Film)
7:00pm SANA MAULIT MULI (Olive Lamasan Film)

For details about the Festival get in touch with Mr. Nonoy Lauzon at 63-2-926-3640.
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Call for Exhibitors, Participants: Perlas ng Silangan Festival

Call for Exhibitors, Participants (Artists, Scientists, Performers,
etc.): Perlas ng Silangan Festival

Perlas ng Silangan Festival

The Perlas ng Silangan Festival is a two-day event sponsored by PANGMASA (Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan) with exhibits, bazaars, musical performances, art shows, and forums highlighting initiatives and movements in the areas of poverty eradication, good governance, ecological protection, holistic education and societal transformation.
The event will culminate with a concert jam, entitled PERLAS JAM 2010.

The festival aims to celebrate the coming of a new era, of a future Philippines we have all been waiting for. It is here now, and this festival is one avenue to show the initiatives bearing the “stamp” of the New Philippines, and also as a way to encourage more of these kinds of initiatives.
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Politics - Pinoy Style 4 @ Silverlens Gallery

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
Lecture : 4th of the series on "Politics - Pinoy Style"
Title : "The Crisis of hardship and challenge of Modernity"
With Guest Lecturer : Mr. Randy David
When : Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Time : 6:30 pm
Venue : Silverlens Gallery, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City

MFPI Members - P100.00
Non-members - P200.00
Students - P50.00

In this lecture, Prof. Randy David proposes a way of looking at the governance problems of our society by linking those to the challenge of modernity. He will try to show that many, if not all, of these problems are moral manifestations of the difficult and often confusing transition to modernity that every society has to confront at one time or another - rather the symptoms of an accursed condition from which there are no other cure but to find a messiah in our midst.

For more information, inquiries and reservations, please call Museum Foundation Office at telephone number 404-2685 and look for Elvie Magpayo or Mae de Leon. Or send text message at 0928-503-9392 c/o Elvie. Or call Flor Cortez at 722-9073 , or Tonie Bautista at 810-6912.

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at
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Negros Summer Workshop

Negros Summer Workshop
April 12 to May 8, 2010
University of St. La Salle Bacolod

Courses Offered:
Children's Theatre - P2,500
Class Schedule: 8:00am – 12:00nn
For ages 6-12, this course initiates the child into the magic of theatre through games and role-playing, and exposes the young mind to performance. Theatre veterans conduct the classes to ensure an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Teenage Acting - P2,500
Class Schedule: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Specifically designed for boys and girls aged between 13-17 and conscious of the fact that age and experience are crucial factor in the craft of acting, this course ventures to teach teenagers in a manner that is within their capability and for maximum pay off.

Basic Acting - P2,500
Class Schedule: 8:00am – 12:00nn
Students enrolled in this class are exposed to a full range of techniques designed to impart the basic principles of acting ideal for those who have had no previous acting experience. Discipline and craft of acting for stage and the camera is introduced.

Basic Theater Improvisations - P2,500
Class Schedule: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Based on the methods developed by Viola Spolin & Paul Sills, this course takes the workshoppers one step further in the craft of acting through group improvisations, scene studies and improvisation- based movements and has produced a host of stand-up comics and dramatic talents. Pre-requisite: Basic Acting

Make-up for Film, TV & Theater – P3000
Class Schedule: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Thoroughly hands-on, the course covers the whole range of materials and technique from basic make-up to advanced hair and face styling. With special lessons in special-effect and prosthetics makeup for film, television and stage.

Being - P2,500 (one week only)
Class Schedule: 6:00pm – 12:00mn
Based on Eric Morris' school of acting and
definitely only for those who are serious
students of the craft - psychological and
emotional commitment is required from
the workshopper. Pre-requisite: Basic Acting

Film Production – P3,000
Class Schedule: 8:00am – 12:00nn
Provides an overview of all aspects of video and film production from pre-production all the way to editing. Under professional guidance, workshoppers undergo conceptualization, production management techniques and finishing.

The Director's World - P3,000
Class Schedule: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
The World of the Director is a Humanities module Structured and designed for aspiring Film Directors. Requires: Curriculum Vitae, DVD Copy of short or full length film.

Movement for Stage & Film- P2,500
Class Schedule: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
The workshop aims to integrate the mind, spirit and body by helping the actor discover and progressively build the organic connections between them

Secretariat: Office of the Culture and Arts Program
University of St La Salle, Bacolod City
Inquiries: Anne Gorriceta / Neil Colango
Mobile # 09081087488 / 09229801084 (Anne)
09174382057 (Neil)
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