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Friday, August 20, 2010

Yuchengco Museum Exhibit Celebrates Artistry of Paper

Pumapapel: Art in Paper
July 13 – November 6, 2010

The Yuchengco Museum’s newest exhibit, Pumapapel: Art in Paper, showcases the beauty and versatility of paper as an artistic medium. On view from July 13 to November 6, Pumapapel also explores paper in a range of art forms.

Amid a society of the Internet, texting, and Photoshop, Pumapapel pays tribute to everyday paper, elevated and transformed. Pumapapel features the work of seven artists, artisans, and designers who use paper not merely as a surface on which their art is conveyed. These artists push the boundaries of this common material, looking at it as a source of inspiration and a medium in its own right.

Designers and paper artists Tony Gonzales and Tes Pasola have been reinventing paper as a medium for art and design for decades. Gonzales experiments with handmade abaca and makes collages for international calendar competitions; Pasola, on the other hand, plays around with papers infused with leaves, wires, and seeds and transforms paper into natural shapes.

Printmaker Pandy Aviado, who was one of the first artists to promote the use and production of handmade paper in art, creates prints and drawings ranging from surreal to minimalist collage. Sculptor Impy Pilapil, who often works with stone, stainless steel, and glass, creates paper art by pleating paper to create geometric designs. Visual artist Joey Cobcobo forays into painting, printmaking, and woodcarving, combining these disciplines in assemblages and installations.

Japanese designer and papermaker Wataru Sakuma infuses Japanese technology and Filipino materials. He also experiments with recycled items such as carton boxes turned into pulp, which he then molds into sculptures. Master papermaker, book artist, and researcher Asao Shimura, on the other hand, makes piña paper for art papers and shifu (fabric created from handmade paper threads).

Other highlights of Pumapapel include “Paper Play,” a special alcove where visitors can tap into their inner artist and create their own paper art; “Paper Dolls,” a collection of paper couture especially created by students from the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA); and “Paper Days,” a display of limited edition calendars fashioned from a wide array of handmade papers.

To complement the exhibit, the museum will offer a series of public programs such as workshops, talk, and family art activities. Topics include paper crafts for people of all ages, handmade papermaking, and international design trends in paper.

Pumapapel: Art in Paper will be on view through November 6 at the Yuchengco Museum. The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, at the corner of Ayala and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Museum hours are from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 889-1234 or visit
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

NCCOM Holds Communication Expo 2010

The National Committee on Cultural Communication will be holding a Communication Expo 2010 from August 27-December 11 in Cagayan de Oro City (Mindanao), Kalibo, Aklan (Visayas) and Cauayan City, Isabela (Luzon). The Communication Expo is a five-month affair that will gather the media throughout the country for a series of workshops and exhibits. It is divided into four, namely the Media Fair and Exhibits, Online Cultural Writing Workshop, National Press and Culture Congress and the Community Media Awards.

The Media Fair and Exhibit is aimed at showcasing the accomplishments of the media organizations in response to their respective missions and goals toward community and nation-building. The Online Cultural Writing Workshop, on the other hand, is geared toward honing the online reporting skills of the media practitioners to enable them to become multi-skilled as demanded by their profession. This workshop will also emphasize the significance of sustaining cultural development reporting for the promotion and dissemination of culture in communities through the web.

The third component is the National Press and Culture Congress that will tackle the contemporary global, national and local issues that impose on mainstream and local media and communication organizations through a two-day program. Also, age-old issues that continuously affect community media such as ethics, freedom, quality, content and social responsibility will also be taken up during the two-day session. The congress aims to improve mainstream media and communication environment in terms of technology, world views, ideologies, perspectives and praxis.

To close the media exposition, the Community Media Awards will be given to outstanding community media organizations and practitioners to formally recognize their exemplary contributions in the promotion and dissemination of Filipino culture in the hopes that this will encourage them to espouse excellence in cultural reporting.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teves Unveils Kina-iyahan Exhibit

Michael Silva Teves Sr., a Dumaguete-based artist will be staging his first solo exhibit with highlights on his paintings and terracotta sculptures and installations as well as papier mache collection.

The exhibit, which will tackle the innate nature of human beings, will be staged on August 21 at the Foyer Gallery in the Luce Auditorium of the Silliman University at Dumaguete City. For details, questions and comments, please contact Michael Teves Sr. at 0927-2834045.

For details, please contact RENE NAPEÑAS, Head of the NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) at cellphone number 0927-5582656 / 09285081057 or at tel. nos. 527-5529. You can also call us at 527-2192 (loc. 612-615) or email us at
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NCCA Opens Competitive Grants for 2011

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting project proposals for the Competitive Grants Program of 2011. Grants are available for cultural and art groups, academic institutions, individual artists, local arts organizations, non-government organizations involved in culture and arts, and other potential grant applicants. Deadline will be on September 15, 2010.

The Priority Projects for 2011 include the seven national committees under the Subcomission on the Arts, namely the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts, National Committee on Cinema, National Committee on Dance, National Committee on Dramatic Arts, National Committee on Literary Arts, National Committee on Music, and National Committee on Visual Arts.

In addition to these seven, grants are also available for community-based projects of the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts under three committees on Northern, Central and Southern cultural communities.

Under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage, grants are available for the National Committees on Archives, Art Galleries, Libraries and Information Services, Historical Research, Monuments and Sites, Museums and Cultural Education while under the Subcomission on Cultural Dissemination, grants are available for the National Committees on Education, Communication and Language and Translation.

The NCCA, as a grants-giving agency is tasked to administer the National Endowment Fund for Culture and Arts (NEFCA) for the preservation, development and promotion of the Philippine arts and culture. The NEFCA is solely used for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and Arts.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

Filming the basic right to live
The 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

The human rights issues of today. These are the subjects of the films showcased in the 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival.

A selection on the theme of economic, social and cultural rights reveal Filipino workers, migrants and indigenous people’s plight and encapsulates the people’s basic right to livelihood. Roberto Reyes Ang’s Letters from Alaska delves into a migrant worker’s musings on leaving his country for economic gain while Ilang Quijano’s Kababayang Kalakal offers a stark reality of the many deported, incarcerated and abused Filipino migrant workers in scrutiny of the country’s labor export policy. Rosswil Hilario’s Kibo shares through sights and sounds the wearisome search for a job in a country of high unemployment while Richard Legaspi’s Kinulayang Kiti seeks justice for workers killed in their economic struggles with their employers. (see complete list of selected films below)

Meanwhile, works on political and civil rights depict the culture of impunity in the country; the rampant and unresolved political killings and enforced disappearances remain unabated. Kodao Productions’ Hamon ng Panahon portrays church workers dedication to organize and live among the people and how this has made them targets of the government’s anti-insurgency campaign. Pam Miras’ short film Wag Kang Titingin dramatizes the destruction of domestic life and life itself in a militarized rural town. Manie Magbanua’s Handum, a pioneering Kinaray-a film, is a critique on electoral reforms and governance from the eyes of a child. Works are from independent filmmakers, student and Filipino migrants. (see complete list of selected films below).

The festival opens at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Film Center (Cine Adarna) on August 11-12, 2010, 9am to 9pm. Film screenings start at 1pm. Free admission.

The film fest also celebrates the 25th year anniversary showing of Lino Brocka’s Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim. Known worldwide as a Filipino’s entry to the prestigious 1985 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Palm D ‘Or, at home it was Brocka and his group’s fight against the censorship of this film. Brocka was incarcerated, lost in litigation but won a fight for freedom of expression when the film was eventually allowed to be shown in the Philippines. Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim will be shown on August 11, 7pm, also at the UP Diliman Film Center.

Also featured are talks on ‘Freedom of Information’ and ‘Media and Human Rights’ on August 11, 9am and August 12, 5pm respectively. Students and participating filmmakers are also invited to attend a visual storytelling/ film grammar workshop by Direk Nick Olanka on August 12, 9am. A visual arts exhibit by the Ugatlahi Artists Collective opens together with the film fest.

The film fest will also be held at Asia Pacific College on August 16 and University of the Philippines Los Banos on August 26. More screenings will be held at urban poor communities and workplaces all over Metro Manila from August to September. Selections from the film fest will also be featured at Focus Philippines: New York Filipino Independent Film Series in New York, USA on October.

The 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is presented by alternative video group Tudla Productions in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Film Center, the Institute for the Leadership and Advancement of Women and Rotary Club Pasay Gil Puyat.

Selected films:

Ang Sandaling Sadya Nina Lire at Isa, Francis Losaria

Wag Kang Titingin, Pam Miras

Handum, Manie Magbanua

Bingit, Michael Christian Cardoz

Hamon ng Panahon, Kodao Productions

Ing Magdarame, University of Assumption Pampanga

Babae ako, Jeyow Evangelista

Dissatisfied, Jet Leyco

Tagulaylay sa Hacienda Yulo, Rom Factolerin

Mga Liham mula sa Alaska, Roberto Reyes Ang

Kinulayang Kiti, Richard Legaspi

Kibo, Rosswil Hilario

Lawa ng Bae, Donnie Sacueza

Hulagway, Jerry Jumawan

Kakasa ka ba?, Mayday Productions

Kababayang Kalakal, Ilang Ilang Quijano and King Catoy

Badjao, La Consolacion College Manila

Dumagat, Boy Villasanta
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RP Gears Up for Arts Fest

The Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) is set to wow the country yet again as it unveils “Ani ng Sining” on February 2011 in celebration of the National Arts Month. Now on its 20th year, the country’s biggest arts festival will gather thousands of artists all over the country to further promote the Filipino culture in the seven arts.

Preparations are already under way for the country’s biggest art festival with four grand openings slated to take place in the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Elaborate performances and exhibitions will be staged for the said openings in celebration of the Filipino arts.

With lectures, conferences, exhibitions and performances slated to tour nationwide, the PIAF is promising a meaningful and fruitful celebration on the month of hearts in the hopes of instilling the richness of Philippine tradition to our countrymen as well as to tap undiscovered talents. Joining the roster of local artists are international delegates invited to grace the festive celebration to forge deeper understanding and stronger cultural relationships through collaborative performances and outreach projects in different parts of the country.

The Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts will be staging multi-venue lectures and exhibits for the “archi[types/text] 2011” which will be highlighted by the environmentally-related Sand Constructions in Boracay. Also, exhibits that will tackle the morphology of Filipino Buildings, the Colonial Urbanism and Architecture during the American Period, fashion and architecture, architectural postcards and cinema houses will be staged. Architect Gerard Lico, Ph.D. vice head of the committee leads the nationwide exhibition tours and seminars. Respected architects from Southeast Asia will be joining the roster of local architects to tackle Sustainable Tropical Architecture.

The National Committee on Dance, led by Shirley Halili-Cruz, will be presenting Sayaw Pinoy as its contribution to the National Arts Month celebration. This has been part of the PIAF for the past eight years and the Sayaw Pinoy 2011 will be touring 21 key areas nationwide, with featured performances from Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam.

“Tanghal: 5th University Theater Festival” will be gathering university-based theaters and student artists nationwide. Undertaken by the National Committee on Dramatic Arts, led by Dr. Glecy Atienza with Ma. Lourdes Josefa Lopez, Tanghal will be having its opening at the University of St. La Salle, Colegio San Agustin and West Negros University in Bacolod. An added feature of this year’s celebration will be the Monodrama Festival with delegates from Lithuania, Japan, and Fujaira of UAE joining in. Also, a Cambodian Circus was invited to further hype up the theater flagship project.

Envisioned to gather 80 national and international writers, the Taboan Philippines International Writers Festival 2011 will be moving to Davao City, following its successful run in Cebu earlier this year. The best writers of the country will compose the national delegation while award-winning foreign writers from Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore will be joining the international delegation. Accordingly, the Taboan components will include panel discussions, lectures, outreach and school visitation programs, book fair, literary readings and performances and the Taboan Awards. The Taboan 2011 is undertaken by the Committee on Literary Arts headed by Arts Sub-Commissioner and PIAF Festival Director Ricardo de Ungria.

The Committee on Music, led by musician Joey Ayala, will be staging Organik Muzik 3 in Manila, Davao, Puerto Princesa and Cebu with the special participation of musicians from Vietnam and Indonesia. Organik Muzik 3 is aimed at “bringing a variety of cultural influences that are not readily accessible through the mass media to a broader and younger society” and will be featuring concert tours and workshops for local artists, students and educators.

With NAM 2010’s success following closely behind, this year’s CinemaRehiyon 3 of the Committee on Cinema will again be restaged with more regional films tapped to join the event. In addition, award-winning filmmakers from Indonesia are set to join the roster of the young and talented Filipino filmmakers in this CinemaRehiyon 3.

For the Committee on Visual Arts led by Egai Fernandez, Boracay remains to be a strategic location for the Philippine International Visual Arts Festival (PIVAF) with its successful launch for the past NAM celebration. The PIVAF11 will be expanding the NAM celebration by adding in more satellite venues, namely Isabela and Angono in Luzon, Cebu in Visayas and Davao in Mindanao. This year’s visual arts festival will be focusing on the traditional Philippine tattoo art practices, methods and designs with lectures on specialized topics such as the elaborate Pintados etchings, the delicate patterns of the Bontoc Igorot and the Kalinga and Ifugao people and the unique designs of the T’bolis in Mindanao. Guest artists from Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand will be participating in the PIVAF 2011.

The National Arts Month is annually celebrated as per Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991 declaring February as the National Arts Month. Accordingly, it is known as “a time for nationalism and pride in being a Filipino” through carefully planned events for the preservation and enrichment of the Filipino expression in the seven arts.
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Monday, August 09, 2010

UBOD Literary Works Set for Release

UBOD 2009, a collection of 14 literary works by up and coming writers from the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao is set to be unveiled on August 12 at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Initiated by the National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in cooperation with the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practice (AILAP), UBOD 2009 covers a wide range of literary genres such as poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and play in any Philippine language. It will be released in chapbook formats.

UBOD, now on its second year, is described by Gemino Abad, the editor of the first UBOD series as “the interior of light or consciousness, the living pith, the indestructible esse in ceaseless transmutation. Authors series all speak to our deepest consciousness of ourselves.”

The writers who comprise this year’s UBOD series include Sherma Benosa and Aida Tiama for short story and poetry in Iluko, respectively, Christoffer Mitch Cerda and Mar Anthony Simon dela Cruz for Short Story in Tagalog, Marlon Hacla and Francisco Arias Montesena for Tagalog poetry, Jerome Hipolito and Adrian V. Remodo for Bikolano Poetry, Jay Gallera Malaga for Poetry in Hiligaynon and JV Perez for Short Story in Hiligaynon, Leonilo Lopido, Phil Harold Mercurio and Janis Claire B. Salvacion for Waray poetry and Noel Tuazon for Poetry in Binisaya-Sugbuanon.
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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Ateneo Art Awards 2010 Exhibit

Ateneo Art Awards 2010 Exhibit (6 August 2010-16 August 2010)
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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Homage to the Masters @ Metro Gallery

‘Salute! Homage to the Masters’ at Metro Gallery

Contemporary artists; Tyago Almario, Julio Jose Austria, Jojo Barja, Lawrence Borsoto, EJ Cabangon, Bjorn Calleja, Ronald Caringal, Salvador Ching, Buds Convocar, Grace Corpuz, Jigger Cruz, Don Dalmacio, Parker Encisa, Pedro Garcia, Carlo Gernale, Vladimir Grutas, Renato Habulan, Joselito Jandayan, May Jandayan, Jon Jaylo, Jojo Lofranco, Jason Montinola, Carlo Ongchangco, Mervin Pimentel, Elmer Roslin, Rovi Saligumba, Aner Sebastian, Robert Shook, CJ Tanedo, Kadin Tiu and Clairelynn Uy in this celebration of form, color and passion in SALUT! HOMAGE TO THE MASTERS.

Part appropriation, part unabashed admiration, pure creative vision— thirty-one Filipino artists present their reevaluation of visual culture through the conception of pieces that evoke the different movements and isms of art. Tracing inspiration from masters Buonarotti to Bacon to Bose, Hidalgo to Wyeth and Warhol, individual artistic styles produce a montage of paintings that salute, cheer and give a toast to the stirring explorations and infinite experimentations of art-making.

The audience is led to a discovery of old images transformed into intertextualized renderings on canvas. Renaissance images are deconstructed and given the modern bent, pop art injected with local color and relevance, abstracted bands of meandering splashes and squiggles are recreated to map out the much-revered artistic journey of beauty, surreality, psychosis and lucidity. As each exhibiting artist draws from historical stimuli and combines it with his or her proficiency in manipulating oils, acrylics and other media, influences and intuitive skills are blended into surprising variations that appeal both to perceptual experience and meaning. The intention is to honor not only the legacy of masters past, but also to venerate the privilege of creating distinct artworks that serve as interpretations of life as we know it at present.

The Metro Gallery is located at 455 P. Guevarra St., San Juan City, Metro Manila.For inquiries, call 726-6543, SMS 0917-8115399, e-mail or
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Friday, August 06, 2010

This August at the UPFI Film Center

The UP Film Institute has a full line-up of events at the UPFI Film Center this August 2010.

Ushering in the month is a five-day cinematography workshop with Jean-Paul Jarry - visiting professor from the International Institute de l’Image et Son (3IS) of Trappes, France. The workshop - a tie-up with the French Embassy for the French-Philippine Cultural Exchange Project and the Kodak Worldwide Student Program - kicks off on Aug 2 Monday and culminates on Aug 6 Friday.

Now on its second year, Tudla Productions’ Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival highlights brand-new works on the human rights issues of today plus the commemorative screening for the 25th anniversary of “Kapit sa Patalim” – one of the most acclaimed films by Brocka who years after his death was proclaimed National Artist. The festival holds a marathon of screenings that also includes talks, teach-ins and exhibits from August 11 Wednesday to August 12 Thursday.

With the success once more of this year’s Cinemalaya’s moveover to the premier state university, the initial leg of a showcase for Cinemalaya Netpac films is set with Joven Tan’s “Magdamag” on August 13 Friday, "MKAK" by TJ Trinidad on August 17 Tuesday and John Torres’ “Ang Ninanais” on August 25 Wednesday. Netpac stands for Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema.

Japan Foundation’s Eiga Sai runs from August 18 Wednesday to August 21 Saturday with three to four shows daily featuring a range of popular and acclaimed titles including shorts and animation in addition to the usual full-length releases that are all award-winning and guaranteed box-office sensations.

This year’s Brazilian Film Festival courtesy of the Embassy of Brazil comes early on August 27 and will continue to three more Fridays in September. Opening film is Andre Klotzel’s “Posthumous Memoires” from the classic novel by Machado de Assis.

Over at Ishmael Bernal Gallery are 3 contemporary art shows: Paper Cut featuring works by UPFI students and graduates; Ringo Bunoan's outdoor installation Twin Towers; and Wrath of My Nuts, new photo based-works from Jed Escueta, Sam Kiyoumarsi and Kaloy Olavides.



with Prof. Jean-Paul Jarry
of the International Institute de l’Image et du son (3IS) Trappes, France
in cooperation with The Embassy of France and Kodak Philippines
2 - 6 August 2010

in cooperation with Tudla Productions

August 11 / Wednesday
August 12 / Thursday

Selected films:

Ang Sandaling Sadya Nina Lire at Isa, Francis Losaria
Wag Kang Titingin, Pam Miras
Handum, Manie Magbanua
Bingit, Michael Christian Cardoz
Hamon ng Panahon, Kodao Productions
Ing Magdarame, University of Assumption Pampanga
Babae ako, Jeyow Evangelista
Dissatisfied, Jet Leyco
Tagulaylay sa Hacienda Yulo, Rom Factolerin
Mga Liham mula sa Alaska, Roberto Reyes Ang
Kinulayang Kiti, Richard Legaspi
Kibo, Rosswil Hilario
Lawa ng Bae, Donnie Sacueza
Hulagway, Jerry Jumawan
Kakasa ka ba?, Mayday Productions
Kababayang Kalakal, Ilang Ilang Quijano and King Catoy
Badjao, La Consolacion College Manila
Dumagat, Boy Villasanta


MAGDAMAG by Joven Tan
August 13 / Friday / 7pm

MKAK by TJ Trinidad
August 17 / Tuesday / 7pm

ANG NINANAIS by John Torres
August 25 / Wednesday / 7pm

*EIGA SAI Japan Film Festival
in cooperation with Japan Foundation

Aug 18 / Wednesday
2pm – The Battery in Our Hands
4.30pm – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad
7pm – I Just Didn’t Do It

Aug 19 / Thursday
1pm – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
2pm – Glasses
4.30pm – I Just Didn’t Do It
7pm - TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad

Aug 20 / Friday
12nn – Miyori in the SacredForest
2pm – Fourteen
4.30pm – The Bandage Club
7pm – Always Sunset on the Third Street 2

Aug 21 /Saturday
1pm - Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
2pm - Miyori in the SacredForest
4.30pm - Always Sunset on the Third Street 2
7pm – How to Become Myself

Presented by the Embassy of Brazil

Aug 27 / Friday / 7pm

Gallery hours : Mon – Fri, 2pm to 7pm

JULY 23 – AUG 20
Works by UPFI students and graduates
Lara Acuin / AD Alarilla / Whammy Alcarazen / Joy Aquino / Malaya Camporedondo / Karl Castro / Benjo Ferrer / Bebe Go / Aissa Peñafiel / Jan Pineda

JULY 27 – AUG 27
An outdoor installation by Ringo Bunoan

Kaloy Olavides/ Jed Escueta/ Sam Kiyoumarsi
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Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Seeing Art" in Boracay

SEAIR - The Boracay Beach Resort - OneWorkshop
"Seeing Art" in BORACAY
"I can't teach you to be an artist; all I can do is help you learn to see. (J. P. Loveless) "

Rosscapili Travel Photojournalism & Art Discovery Photography Workshop

August 7&8, 2010

August 7 - Basic Photography
August 8 - Higher Level Photography

August 7 (Saturday) - Basic Photography Workshop

8am - 830am - Registration
830am - 10am -How to operate a DSLR / Point and Shoot camera - and its function - A slide presentation with hands-on exercises
10am-12nn - Actual practice shoot
12nn-130pm - Lunch
130pm-3pm - Composition and Framing lecture with hands-on shooting exercises
3pm-330pm - Break
330pm - 530pm - Preparation to shoot a sunset with a tripod (participants must bring a tripod)
530pm - 7pm - Actual shoot of the sunset using slow shutter variations
7pm - Basic Photography Workshop by Ross Capili ends

Workshop Fee: Php 2,000 with Certificate of Participation
Reserve now! - Pls call OneWorkshop at 8368799 or cel 09174700360 (for Manila based participants or Ms Nenette Graf at 09209516321 (for Boracay based participants)

August 8 (Sunday) - Higher Level Photography Workshop (this workshop is a pre-requisite of the Basic Photography Workshop by Ross Capili or with those attended already of similar basic photo workshop)

430am - Call time at Bolabog
430am-5am - Guided and hands-on exercises on how to capture effectively a sunrise scape (all participants must bring external flash)
530am - 6am - Actual sunrise shoot
6am-8am - Breakfast on site while shooting around the area (Exploring panoramic and slow shutters using attached filters)
8am- 9am - Instruction and hands-on exercises to shoot fashion bikini or portrait
9am - 11am - Actual fashion bikini or portrait shoot at the beach front
11am-12nn - Seeing "Art" in everyplaces slides presentation
12nn-130pm - Lunch
130pm - 330pm -Seeing "Art" in everyplaces - actual photography location shoot (Exploring panoramic and slow shutters using filters)
330pm-4pm - Break
4pm - 5pm - Conceptual shoot- Preparation to shoot sunset with fire dancers
530pm-7pm - Actual shoot of the sunset as background with fire dancers at foreground (participants must bring a tripod and external flash)
7pm - High level Photography Workshop by Ross Capili ends

Workshop Fee: Php 3,000 with Certificate of Participation
Reserve now! - Pls call OneWorkshop at 8368799 or cel 09174700360 (for Manila based participants or Ms Nenette Graf at 09209516321 (for Boracay based participants)

Best images from the participants will be published at SEAIR's InFlight Magazine. Gallery exhibition is scheduled in December 2010 at The Boracay Beach Resort and Galerie OneWorkshop in Makati City
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Sunday, August 01, 2010

NCCA Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month this October

NCCA Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month this October with Dayaw Festival: Indigenous Peoples Month 2010

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month this October, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheads the holding of Dayaw Festival: Indigenous Peoples Month 2010 in Manila this October 2010. The event will be organized by the NCCA Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) and Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) in cooperation with several government agencies and local governments.

The festival aims to gather ethnolinguistic groups in the country to participate in cultural exchanges and presentations highlighting significant aspects of their way of life, both material and non-material culture and tradition. This is in pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 1906 declaring October as Indigenous Peoples Month.

The NCCA has been celebrating Indigenous Peoples Month for three years now in the country’s major regions. In 2007, it supported Kalimudan: Panaghi-usa sa Mindanao (Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Gathering) held in Davao City in November and featuring Mindanao’s ethnic groups. The following year, Timpuyog: Indigenous People Month Celebration in Luzon was held in Santiago City, Isabela, focusing on Luzon ethnic groups and featuring performances, arts and crafts workshops, cultural awareness lectures, forums, tours, and a theme-park exhibition featuring the traditional houses, cultural resources, practices/rituals, chants, music, songs and dances, stories, traditional arts and crafts, indigenous games. Last year, the Indigenous Peoples Festival was held in Roxas City, Capiz, called Dungog, with similar activities and aims.

This year’s celebration will feature almost 110 major cultural communities in the country. They will be joined by selected delegates from six member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Dayaw Festival: Indigenous Peoples Month 2010 will feature interactive activities such as performances, exhibitions, forums, conference, lecture-demonstrations and workshops on traditional crafts and cuisine; indigenous games; and display of arts and crafts produced by traditional specialists and artists. The conference, themed “Kalikhasan” will address Indigenous Peoples concerns, with IP leaders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gracing the event. Also, there will be performances in five universities in five Metro Manila cities namely Quezon, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Manila and Makati with the theme, “Indayog ng Kalikasan.”

This festival will provide venue for indigenous peoples (IP) to celebrate the richness of their cultures; allow cultural exchanges that will foster deeper cultural understanding to sustain a culture of peace; provide opportunity to discuss IP rights; give students and other people a chance to deepen their awareness and appreciation of indigenous cultures; recognize the expertise and contributions of indigenous communities; and advocate for the preservation as well as integration of traditional culture into the national cultural mainstream.

Dayaw Festival is in cooperation with the city government of Manila, the National Museum, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Education, Department of Tourism, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Foreign Affairs, Commission on Higher Education and the Office for Muslim Affairs.
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