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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bohol Declared as July ASEAN Culture Capital

A Recognition of Natural and Man-made wonders and People’s Skills: Bohol Declared as July ASEAN Culture Capital

Alongside celebrations of Bohol’s Sandugo Festival and its 156th founding anniversary, the province has another reason to celebrate: its recognition as the ASEAN Culture Capital for the month of July. Bohol is the fifth province to be granted this recognition, succeeding Batangas, Capiz, Isabela, and Pampanga.

The community and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion held last July 22 at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City.

UNESCO commissioner Cecile Guidote Alvarez remarks that this is a significant celebration for all Boholanos since it recognizes and appreciates Bohol’s wealth and bio-cultural diversity. The province has existing efforts to preserve its historical and cultural treasures, and commits to nourish the artistic talents of its people, at the same time linking the national community to the rest of the world.

Its declaration as the 5th ASEAN Culture Capital is in line with the celebration of the Philippines being the first ASEAN Culture Capital for the years 2010 and 2011. “This is a unique opportunity to harvest and showcase the diverse wealth of our country.” Alvarez says.

As a representation of this declaration, the ASEAN flag was turned over to the province of Bohol from the province of Batangas. A ceremonial handing of the key of the province of Bohol was also held as a representation of opened doors of the province for the rest of ASEAN region to see and visit. This key was symbolically handed over to Dr. Hubert Gizjen, UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

According to Gizjen, “We hope to use this key to unlock the wealth of cultural and natural heritage of Bohol and show it to the rest of the world!”

The celebration also marked the regional launch of the international celebration of the Dia del Galleon, the commemoration of the impact of the Galleon trade in our country, which stirred globalization, thus our intercultural link with the riches and influences of our neighboring continents such as in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

“I am particularly pleased that the Philippine proposal of the commemoration of the Galleon trade was unanimously approved during the 35th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris last year. The Manila-Acapulco Galleons served not only as carriers of trade but as transmitters of culture. In this regard, we would like to encourage and support all initiatives to be taken at the regional, national, and international levels”

Also present in the celebration of the 156th Bohol Foundation Day were Vietnam Embassy Representative Tran Tong Doan and Department of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim.

Launching of Teatro Abatan

The day’s celebration also became an opportunity to launch the Teatro Abatan, the concept of which was borne out of the possibility to use an area near the Abatan Cruise Pavilion in Cortes as a creative space for performances done by cultural collectives from the municipalities of Balilihan, Cortes, Antequera, Maribojoc, and Catigbian. These five municipalities linked by the Abatan River.

Teatro Abatan is conceptualized to become an open-air theatre on the river at the Cortes Pavilion where the staging area is on the river and the audience is located at the docking area up to the main pavilion stage. This will be the theater home base of the Abatan River Cultural Groups and Collectives performing for the Abatan Community Life Tour, thus a venue for bringing artists and their performances together at one space. The performances and presentations that can be viewed here will range from drama, dance, concert, film showings, concerts, rituals, spectacles, and ceremonies.

Its launching marked the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement that recognizes the cooperation of various stakeholders, and the commitment to continuously nurture the Abatan River Program and the implementation of its projects. This is an MOA among the provincial government of Bohol, the Abatan River Development Management Council, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the UNESCO International Theatre Institute.

Aside from this, it brought to light performances of the different cultural collectives from the five municipalities and a solemn tribute to the Abatan River. This featured the “heroes on boats”, or the symbolic sailing of the higantes or giant puppets representing the shaman warrior Tamblot, Francisco Dagohoy, and Datu Sikatuna who made a significant contribution in the history of the Bohol province.

Friday, July 30, 2010

SM CINEXPO 2010 - Being Digital!

Limited slots only!

Pre-register! Hurry!    http://www.mediakom ph.com/smcinexpo /registration.html


SM CINEXPO 2010 - Being Digital!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ikebana Demo-Workshop at Glorietta 5 Atrium

CREATING IKEBANA FOR YOUR HOME
August 28, 2010 at 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Center, Makati City

Learn how Ikebana has evolved into the quiet art form we know today and how it can enliven one’s home!

Demo-workshop facilitators:

* Margot Perez
* Vangie Cheng

Ikebana Demonstration
2:00pm to 3:00pm

All demonstration activities are free of charge. For seat reservation, preregistration is required. For on-site registrants, seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ikebana Workshop
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Workshop registration fee: P500 (nonrefundable) inclusive of workshop fee plus a basic Ikebana kit. Pay the registration fees at the Ayala Land Inc. Admin Office, 5th Floor Glorietta 4 and look for Mr. Ramil Felipe. Payment period starts on July 24 until August 14, 10am to 3pm (from Monday to Friday only). Please present your provisionary receipt to claim your Ikebana kit on the demo-workshop day.

To register and for inquiries, please call 8921801 local 26, send an SMS to 0917-5594417, email cruz.ct@ayalafoundation.org.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RN Caasi Recent Works on Canvas and Paper at The Drawing Room

RN Caasi Recent Works on Canvas and Paper
The Drawing Room Contemporary Art
Opens July 31, 2010

RN Caasi Recent Works on Canvas and Paper at The Drawing Room

Ruel Navarro Caasi highlighting this one-man show with the series of works on paper and on canvas at The Drawing Room Contemporary Art on 31 July 2010.

Caasi combines acrylic with light industrial paints as a base medium, producing complex abstract elements through engaging the dialectic of control and spontaneity. The artist combines the gestural, often spontaneous, exercise of defining forms through textured brushwork with the painstaking and precise process of layering.

RN Caasi Recent Works on Canvas and Paper opens on 31 July. Artist's reception starts at 4:00 pm up to 7:00 pm at the Drawing Room Contemporary Art, 1007 Metropolitan Avenue, Metrostar Bldg., Makati City.

For inquiries, contact the gallery at tel. nos. 8977877 and 8976990.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This August at the Alcove - Digital 101 Photo Class

Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
August 24, 26, 31, September 1, 2 (6-9pm)

This workshop, designed for digital-camera users who want to learn the basics of photography, discusses the following:

- Factors affecting photographic output
- Basic understanding of light
- The digital camera and its functions
- Exposure setting
- How to see and take better pictures
- Basic image and output manipulation

The workshop entails shooting assignments, working in a digital darkroom, and a photo clinic.

Requirement
Digital camera, preferably SLR

Venue
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across from The Peninsula Manila)

Speaker
Jay Alonzo has been teaching photography for more than 14 years and is considered one of the country's leading photography instructors. Since 2001, he has been conducting photography classes at The Alcove (Filipinas Heritage Library's photography nook) and for a wide range of clients such as the Kraft Foods, HSBC, Liwayway Marketing, Holcim Philippines, Pilipinas Shell, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and the Department of Agriculture.

Joining fee and discount
P4,000 inclusive of handouts, meals, computer use, and certificate. Cash or check payment may be made at the library or through a bank deposit.

Due to the limited number of available slots, interested participants are requested to register on or before August 17 by paying at least P1,000 (nonrefundable; full payment is due on the first day of class). A 5 percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before the deadline.

For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail cruz.ct@ayalafoundation.org, or visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Silipan Rinigan! Arts And Music Fest 3

SILIPAN RINIGAN
Arts and Music Festival!
3

Venue: CAFE SAGUIJO! , Guijo St.,Makati :)
http://www.saguijo.com

AUGUST 14, 2010!!!

Entrance Fee:
150Php w/ 1 Free Drink

FREE ENTRANCE!
(from 4pm to 7pm only!)

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

WORKS BY:
adoborat - (Cavite, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/adoborat
aia solis - (Antipolo, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/aiasolis
aiko sukahi - (Cagayan De Oro, Philippines) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/aikosukahi
allan balisi
angelo estrella - (Paranaque, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/angeloestrella
anjo bolarda - (Tondo, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/anjobolarda
beejay esber - (Malabon, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/beejayesber3
bino limlengco (Makati, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/bnoman
bjorn calleja - (Sampaloc, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/bjorncalleja
cat cortes - http://www.spraygraphic.com/catcortes
chester calayag - http://www.spraygraphic.com/chuestuart
con cabrera
conrad javier - http://www.spraygraphic.com/conradjavier
cromwell ojeda - (Dubai) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/cromwellojeda
dina gadia
ding ding arts - (Bacolod, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/dingdingartscampos
don djerassi dalmacio - http://www.spraygraphic.com/dondjerassi
eurice florendo - (Iloilo, Philippines) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/shanveliaz
feanne mauricio - http://www.spraygraphic.com/feannemauricio
grace ighut - http://www.spraygraphic.com/kutchiepichpich
harry dela luna - (Paranaque, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/chimpmonke4
ishii villaseca - (Cavite, Philippines) http://spraygraphic.com/ishiivillaseca
ivan macarambon - (CDO, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/ivanmacarambon
jamilove http://spraygraphic.com/potrijam
jan sunday - http://www.spraygraphic.com/jansunday
jein magtoto - http://www.spraygraphic.com/janemagtoto
jei marcelino - http://www.spraygraphic.com/jeiboi
jonathane natividad http://www.spraygraphic.com/jonathanenatividad
juan guevarra - http://www.spraygraphic.com/juanguevara
julius sebastian
jun ray canonicato - (Iloilo,Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/junraycanonicato
karlo aganinta - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/cosmicadobo
keith deligero - http://www.spraygraphic.com/deligero
kindred pasana - http://www.spraygraphic.com/kindredp
kris dozign - http://www.spraygraphic.com/krisbalerite
kristy anne ligones - http://www.spraygraphic.com/kristyanneligones
kungfuze - http://www.spraygraphic.com/kungfuze
levi batara - http://www.spraygraphic.com/levibatara
mara nepomuceno - (Makati,Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/maranepomuceno
margaux blas - (Iloilo, Philippines) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/margauxblas
marisol alquizar - http://www.spraygraphic.com/masoledadalquizar
mark ganzon - (Dubai, ) http://www.spraygraphic.com/markganzon
mayee gonzales - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/mayeegonzales
meneer marcelo - http://www.spraygraphic.com/meneermarcelo
mica cabildo - (Paranaque, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/micacabildo
minnie capco - (Pateros, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/minnehaha
nelz yumul
nikki abs - http://www.spraygraphic.com/nikkiabs
paolo ruiz
paula punzalan - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/phopspunzalan
paula reyes - (Laguna, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/paureyes
paul noriel - (Australia) http://www.spraygraphic.com/3paulx
pejie abia - (Laguna, Philippines) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/pejieabia
prey for piece - http://www.spraygraphic.com/preyforpiece
raizel go - http://www.spraygraphic.com/raizelgo
red rivera - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/redrivera
ricky so - (Muntinlupa, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/rickyso
rommel celespara - (Bulacan, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/rommelcelespara2
ryan barros - http://www.spraygraphic.com/shamanryan
ryan calleja - http://www.spraygraphic.com/reynaldocalleja
sarah gaugler - http://www.spraygraphic.com/sarahgaugler
sep garcia - http://www.spraygraphic.com/sepgago
sup mofu - (Cavite, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/supmofu
tof zapanta - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/tofzapanta
tracky aganinta - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/trackyaganinta
vans3n - (Iloilo, Philippines) - http://www.spraygraphic.com/vans3n
victoria viray - (Dubai) http://www.spraygraphic.com/victoriaviray
xavier baliat - (Las Pinas, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/pedaltone
zeus bascon - (Laguna, Philippines) http://www.spraygraphic.com/zeusbascon

MUSIC BY:
Tether - http://myspace.com/tetherrobots
Placid - http://myspace.com/bastaplacid
Domino
Paranoid City - http://www.myspace.com/welcometoparanoidcity
Turbo Goth - http://myspace.com/turbogothband
Kuwago - http://myspace.com/kuwagomusic
Twin Lobster - http://www.myspace.com/twinlobstermanila
Pitik - http://myspace.com/pitikmusic

SARI SARI STORES:
Anak Ng Kwek Kwek - http://anakngkwekwek.multiply.com/
Baka - http://bakanakitamo.multiply.com/
Lalaughka Inc. - http://worldofwacky.multiply.com/
Dumet - http://dumet.multiply.com/
PaArt - http://paart.multiply.com/
THE
and many more!

PARTNERS:
revolver prod - http://lastmthrfckrstanding.multiply.com
spraygraphic - http://spraygraphic.com
radiopilipinas - http://radiopilipinas.com
indiejam - http://indiejam.org
pinoy rock central - http://viewontheindustry.multiply.com
tubby trousers prod - http://punkgotfat.multiply.com/
beats inc. - http://beatsinc.multiply.com
blacksheep project - http://blacksheepproject.multiply.com
agimat - http://agimat.net
bandstand - http://www.bandstand.ph
jamilove designs - http://potrijam.multiply.com/
heartburn prod - http://hbprod.multiply.com
level 13 experience - http://glennjaucian.multiply.com/
marymoon prod - http://marymoonprod.multiply.com/
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brgy tbay - http://myspace.com/brgytibay
flipbox prod - http://flipbox.multiply.com
mobile prod - http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=mobile&init=quick#/pages/Mobile-Productions/63559409751?ref=mf
sprout magazine - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71415112094&ref=ts
urbansnapp - http://urbansnapp.multiply.com

This show is curated and organized by ros "redslim08" velez
09155203629
redslim08@gmail.com
http://redslim08.multiply.com
http://myspace.com/redslim08
http://twitter.com/redslim08
http://spraygraphic.com/redslim08
http://facebook.com/redslimzeroeight
http://redslim08.tumblr.com

SILIPAN RINIGAN 1 photos:
http://redslim08.multiply.com/photos/album/378/

SILIPAN RINIGAN 2 photos:
http://redslim08.multiply.com/photos/album/609/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101059166616378&ref=mf

Sunday, July 25, 2010

UP Baguio Peace Theater Short Play Writing Competition

Dulaang U.P. Baguio (DUPB) invites submissions to its Peace Theater Short Play Writing Competition. Entries should touch on issues related to Peace and Conflict Resolution. Scripts can be in the form of a stage play, teleplay or radio play. Three winners—first, second and third-- will be selected. Prizes will be awarded on the 21st of September, in a program celebrating the day as the United Nations International Day of Peace. Deadline for submission of entries is on the 15th of September 2010.

Submit entries to Dulaang University of the Philippines- Baguio, College of Arts and Communication, University of the Philippines, Baguio City, or email dulaangUPB@gmail. com.

For contest rules and other details, send email to dulaangUPB@gmail. com, or visit http://dulaangupb.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Imelda Cajipe-Endaya & Leo Abaya at Lopez Museum

Artists' Talk on August 7: Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Leo Abaya

EVERYONE is called to contribute to the cultural life of the nation. As the Scottish Funding Council stated in its document on cultural engagement, this creates an impact on the economy as well as produces social and cultural value. Institutions such as museums are at the forefront of the activity and receive great boosts from artists with whom it works.

Among the artists whose art reflects involvement are Imelda Cajipe-Endaya and Leo Abaya. On August 7, Saturday, 2 pm-4 pm, they will be featured in Artists' Talk at Lopez Memorial Museum and Library. Cajipe-Endaya's and Abaya's processes, choice of materials and subject matter, among others, exhibit their understanding of the challenges and possibilities of art as engagement.

Artists' Talk complements the exhibition After the Fact, which is ongoing until September 2010. The exhibition features the works of Cajipe-Endaya and Abaya as well as selections from the museums collections. Cajipe-Endaya and Abaya are both award-winning artists whose works explore human, cultural and political issues and identity, human relations and power.

Friday, July 23, 2010

NCCA's Crafting the New School in Philippine Cinema

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Last February, the NCCA Cinema Committee conducted during the Philippine International Arts Festival a successful showcase of regional films in an event called “Cinema Rehiyon”. The huge turnout proved to all the presence of a thriving and ever-growing national cinema based in the regions. As revealed in the background profiles of the various filmmakers who participated in the event, a large number of the films were done as part of school requirements.

Realizing the influence of teachers on filmmakers and the kinds of films that are made, the seminar-workshop aims to provide teachers with a holistic perspective on the “new school” of Philippine cinema – how with digital technology current practices related to the production, exhibition, distribution, and copyrighting of Filipino films are being reshaped and altered. It also seeks to raise the awareness among teachers for their curriculum programming of the manifold potential of digital cinema content not only as a stand-alone work but also as an integral element of other new media forms.

“Crafting the New School in Philippine Cinema” is a project of the National Commission for Culture & the Arts Cinema Committee and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design & Arts in partnership with Saint Theresa’s College Cebu.

The topics will be grouped into several tracks that include The Domain of Digital Filmmaking, Film Beyond the Theater, Intellectual Property, Curriculum Development, and Establishing a New Media Infrastructure in the School among others. In addition to rich discussions on the topics, participants will also be engaged in experiencing key production and post-production work as applied in actual film/video industry settings.

Modules across tracks will be conducted simultaneously during the conference, this means that participants have a veritable “menu” of break-out sessions that they can attend to form a holistic learning experience. Given this format, we highly encourage schools to send at least 2-3 participants to best cover the largest amount of topics across tracks and maximize the benefits of the conference.

This is open to all educators who handle courses in Introduction to Mass Communication, Multi-Media Presentation, Media Literacy, Video Production, Film Appreciation, and other related courses. This is also open to Graduate-School students of communication and film, film industry professionals and facilitators of video- and film- related workshops.

There will be two separate schedules for the seminar-workshops:

1) Aug 5-7, 2010 for Luzon and NCR participants at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila and,

2) Aug 19-20, 2010 at St. Theresa’s College Cebu, Don Ramon Aboitiz St., Cebu City for Visayas and Mindanao participants.


There is a minimal fee of P 2,000 for registration which covers meals, hand-out materials and a copy The Media Kit Books 1 and 2. Early-bird registrations received on or before July 23 will be given 25% discount.


Pre-register now to reserve slots for your institutions’ delegate(s). Please accomplish the attached Individual Registration Form and send via email to Ms. Gian Gloria (craftingthenewschool@gmail. com). Deadline for registration is July 30, 2010.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Philippines To Lead 1st International Dia del Galeon Festival

Manila, Philippines – The verdict is final, the Philippines is spearheading the commemorative activities under the first International Día del Galeón! Festival, which will be held from September 15 to October 15, 2010. Culminating with a grand celebration in Paris on October 12, this festival will further push the Philippines into the international festival scene.

At last year’s UNESCO General Conference in Paris, October 8 of every year was proclaimed as Día del Galeón! (Day of the Galleon) in commemoration of the Galleon Trade between the Philippines and Mexico that took place between 1565 and 1815. The Philippines played a significant role in one of the most important trade routes in history and has thus taken to the task of organizing a monumental festival in tribute to the Galleon Trade. Also called the Manila–Acapulco Galleon, this trade route bridged Asia with Europe, the Americas, and Africa. It has brought a wide variety of Mexican influence to the Philippines, introducing Philippine culinary favorites such as the sampaloc, achuete, and, of course, tsokolate de batirol. In Mexico, chocolate was mixed with cinnamon and chiles; meanwhile in the Philippines, pure sugar and sometimes groundnuts and milk were added, bringing the Aztec drink to new heights. Not only did the Galleon Trade open the Philippines to new cultures and ideas, the world was introduced to Philippines. The Ylang-ylang, a fragrant flower sold in garlands till today in Manila, was brought to Europe via Mexico and is now the key ingredient in expensive French perfumes. The Barong Tagalog found its way to Mexico and Cuba and is now called Guayabera in those countries.

The Baler 400 Steering Committee headed by Senator Edgardo J. Angara and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have teamed up with national and international agencies in the careful planning of the event. International and renowned historians and artists are expected to speak and hold workshops for the festival. The Philippines will once again claim its glory in history’s Galleon Trade.

For activities, please go to this link: http://www.ncca.gov.ph/downloads/Dia%20del%20Galleon%20FINAL%20PRKIT.pdf

Contact:
Charisse Aquino-Tugade
Día del Galeón Festival 2010
+(632) 527-2192 loc. 616
+(63917) 861-3011
diadelgaleon@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/diadelgaleon.com

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Galerie OneWorkshop at ManilArt10




Slated for a four-day public run at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City from July 30 until August 1, 2010, MANILART 10 will kick-off with an exclusive “by invitation- only” preview on July 29th.

Galerie OneWorkshop will be representing 8 Contemporary Artists including the National Artist BENEDICTO (BENCAB) CABRERA's giclee edition print, BIEN BAUTISTA's print on wood, ROSSCAPILI's mixed media on canvas, LUIS MARTIN HARDER's fine art photographic giclee, BETH PAROCHA DOCTOLERO's fine art illustration giclee, RICK HERNANDEZ's assemblage, RESTY TICA's oil on canvas and JEI PANGANIBAN's fine art photographic giclee.

More than sixty of the country's most prestigious art galleries are coming together via ManilArt 10 to stage what promises to be the Philippines' biggest art fair.

Now on its second year, ManilArt10 aims to paint a broad mosaic of the Philippines' visual arts landscape by showcasing a wider spectrum of creative works, ranging from paintings and sculptures by up and coming artists to rare masterpieces by esteemed national artists.

The annual art event also aims to make Philippine art more accessible to the general public. Serious art collectors and ordinary art lovers are in for a visual treat as the country's major art houses put their collections of the best in contemporary art on view.

MANILART 10 promises to dazzle art lovers and enthusiasts with the best and broadest
examples of Philippine contemporary art. Over 1,000 visual arts by 400 of the country’s brightest talents will be on display and over 60 of the finest art galleries participating, thus making the fair the biggest ever in Philippine history.

10 Finalists of Cinemabuhay

The PLDT-SMART FOUNDATION and Cinemabuhay would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's competition. All of you have done a very good job and could it only have been possible, we would like to make you all a winner.

After careful and difficult deliberation, we are happy to announce that we have narrowed down the participants to the top ten finalists for this year's P1 million grant. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Ka Noli by JP Carandan & GJ Gutierrez

2. Cupcake & Silvanna by Eira Guevara

3. Mga Agila by Eseng Cruz and Jao Mapa

4. Ballerina by Edith Asuncion

5. Disap by Joey C. Papa

6. Siling Labuyo sa Kabilugan ng Buwan by Lito Casaje

7. Kung Paano Maghiwalay by George de Jesus III

8. Rakrockers by Sidney Pascua

9. Cosplay Lab by Seymour Barros Sanchez and Richard Legaspi

10. Grace Note by Kitchie Nadal



Again, we would like to thank everyone for joining. Entries that were not chosen this year still have a chance to be considered for next year's competition.

To the finalists, please prepare your team for the final deliberation. Kindly prepare an hour-long presentation of your production team, casting, treatment, et al. Please wait for further notice regarding the schedule.

Congratulations and good luck!

Nadera's Lecture and Lyrics About Rice

Prof. Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera Jr., fellow and former Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing director, will open its Panayam series on July 9, 2:30 p.m., at the Faculty Center's Pulungang Claro M. Recto at the UP Diliman campus.

His paper, Kung Paano Itinanim ang Palay, Binayo ang Bigas, at Isinaing ang Kanin, will not only discuss the role of world's most important staple food in Philippine arts and culture but also deal with the creative process of paying tribute to rice. He came with a collection of poetry set into music by singer/songwriter Joey Ayala who, as the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Music chair, sowed the lyrical seeds with folk singers, jazz singers, spoken word artists, rappers, rock stars, and other musicians.

Both The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee -- Ayala (Music,1988) and Nadera (Literature, 2003) -- collaborated with Dong Abay, Cynthia Alexander, Onie Badiang, Noel Cabangon, Mary Katherine Trangco-Cabral, Lourd de Veyra and the Radioactive Sago Project, Frank Englis, Junn Esteban, Maricris Joaquin, Popong Landero, Jun Latonio, Sheilbert O Manuel, Errol Marabiles, Mlou Matute, Pio Pataganao, Ira Penalosa, Traicy Christi Tarongoy, Irma Tengasantos and Rene Tengasantos.

There will also be a soft launch of Palay Bigas Kanin compact disc with 20 songs such as Sagot Na o Sirit Na?; Hindi Lang Ang Ifugao; Halina At Hain Na; Dalit Kay Dalacdac; Aking Paaralan Ang Aking Palayan; Pasyong Mahal; Ambahang Sambahan; Dasal na Ghazal; Ako Ay May Lupa; Palay, Bigas, Kanin;Oryza Sativa! Oryza Sativa!; Ang Bansa Ng Pambansa; Kakanin; Magtanim Ay Di Biro Rap; Noon Po Sa Amin; Eat-All-You Kan-on; Kahit Palay, Bigas, Kanin Ay Kaunti; Gluten; May Mito, May Totoo; and Bankakawan.

A performance artist, poet, fictionist, playwright, essayist, and columnist, Nadera has four poetry collections, an epic, a novel, and a research on poetry therapy entitled Poetreat. In 2006, he won the Juan C. Laya Award for Best Novel in Filipino, Outstanding Citizen of Tayabas, and the South East Asia Write Award from the Kingdom of Thailand. He was chosen as The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni for Literature in 2007 when he became the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) chair. Three of his books got the U.P.Centennial Publications award in 2008. Last year he was named Artist 1. This year's Araw ng Maynila recognized him with Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan.

Invited reactors to the lecture are National Artists Virgilio Almario and Bienvenido Lumbera, with theater director, Dr. Alexander Cortez, and ethnomusicologist, Dr. Ramon Santos.

An NCCA project, Palay Bigas Kanin's conduits are Foundation AWIT for the first and third phases and the Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation Inc. for the second.

For details, please look for Eva or Erin at # 9221830 or logon to panitikan.com.ph.

Kiri Dalena & Leeroy New's Return Shows @ Ateneo Art Gallery

The Ateneo Art Gallery warmly invites you to the opening of

Watch History Repeat Itself
Kiri Dalena
2009 Ateneo Art Gallery – Common Room Networks Foundation
Residency Grant Recipient

and

Balete
Leeroy New
2009 Ateneo Art Gallery – La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre
Residency Grant Recipient

in collaboration with Dan Matutina

On Thursday, 15 July 2010 at 6 pm
Ateneo Art Gallery
Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila Universtiy
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City

Annual General Meeting July 2010

Save the date!

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.

Annual General Assembly
Thursday, 29 July 2010
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Marble Hall, Museum of the Filipino People
Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila

To inquire about details or confirm your attendance:

404-2685 (Elvie or Mae), 0928-503-9392 (Elvie),
810-6912 (Tonie) or 722-9073 (Flor)

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

Longest Painting on Continuous Canvas

The province of Batangas, the country’s focal culture locale for the month of June, hosts twin ecological events on June 25-28: the Climate Change Teach-in Day and the World Environment Day. This significant event is convened by Commission on Climate Change Sec. Heherson Alvarez and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) headed by Chairman Vilma Labrador with Executive Director Malou Jacob hosted by Batangas Tourism and Culture Office headed by Director Pancho Lardizabal.

The event, emceed by Climate Change Ambassador, Actor Alfred Vargas, a newly-elected councilor of Quezon City, inaugurates the longest painting on continuous canvas with a single theme — water and fishes — organized by the On the Spot Artists’ Association (OTSAA) of the Philippines headed by award-winning scenographer Rollie De Leon, assisted by Lapian ng mga Alagad ng Sining (LAPIS) with the support and special participation of the 17 regional offices of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) headed by Director Malcolm Sarmiento.

The event culminates with the inauguration of the painting with the awarding of the certificate of declaration of Batangas led by Governor Vilma Santos and Vice Governor Mike Leviste as featured province for the month of June in the collective series framework of the Philippines as 1st ASEAN Culture Capital for 2010-2011. There will be the signing of the letter of agreement for a comprehensive creative communication plan for climate change at the Livelihood Center Building in Port Area, Batangas City. The longest painting is complemented by the Gallery of the Sea, a collection of Sail Painting initiated by Earthsavers Founding Chair Sec. Alvarez created by artists from Boracay, Bohol, Manila, and Baler coordinated through the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP).

Conceptualized to become the longest painting on continuous canvas, the first 100 meters of the painting was launched in Quezon City on February 2005. Since then, hundreds of meters had been added through the years, until it became over 5000 meters long.

Over the weekend, about 2000 artists and students from Batangas and different parts of the country including ASEAN youth delegates take part in painting another 2,000 meter-long canvas to bring the total length of the painting to 7,300 meters in a bid to clinch the Guiness World Record on longest continuous painting on canvas. By then, over 6,000 artists will have worked on the painting and so many gallons of paint provided by Rotary Club of Lipa, Batangas Welcoat Paint, Delta Construction Center, Rain or Shine and Silver Mold Enterprises.

The event is likewise twinned with dance, music and visual arts cultural caregiving ASEAN fusion workshop on heritage and habitat concerns particularly global warming phenomena and climate change impacting on the Asean region. with delegates from Asean member nations and students from Batangas through Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare Development with the Department of Foreign Affairs Asean Culture Section.

The workshops are facilitated by LAPIS for visual arts and Wally Tuyan for dance and Frank Rivera for literary arts under the direction of Cecile Guidote Alvarez, Unesco Commissioner and President of Philippine International Theater Institute.

Performers in the inauguration include Batangas Provincial Choir, Cercado Sisters, Sta. Teresa College Cherubim conducted by Bobet Manalo coordinated by Deped Supt. Dr. Emma Bautista, Asean Youth Delegates and the Shirley Halili-Cruz Ballet Company and the pride of Batangas, Lahing Batangan Dance Troup Lyceum of the Philippines University, choreographed by Rodel Fronda, and Earthsavers Dreams Ensemble, Unesco Artists for Peace.

The event will also be highlighted with the Angel Hero Award to OTSAA artists who had saved the painting when it almost got razed by fire in November 2008. The awardees include Jayson Almazan, Marica Almazan, Jay-ar Azul, John Emmanuel De Leon, Mary Ann de Leon, Joemar Santiago, Rolando Santiago and Marlou Soberano. The Climate Change Photo Citation will also be given to Philippine Star.

With the UNEP theme “Biodiversity Is Life... Biodiversity Is Our Life,” the celebration incorporates an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) youth fusion workshop on heritage and habit concerns particularly global warming phenomenon to promote bio-cultural diversity in Southeast Asia.

Batangas, headed by Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, is the fourth locale in the collective of sites comprising the ASEAN Cultural Capital framework of the Philippines which is the Asean culture capital for 2010-2011 conceptualized by former NCCA Executive Director and 1972 Ramon Magsaysay Outstanding Asia Arts Awardee Cecile Guidote Alvarez . The inaugural event was in Angeles City, Pampanga through the Clark Development Corporation, which hosted the Asean Ministerial Meeting and Festival of the Arts; followed by Capiz which was the venue of the Dance Exchange: Second Philippine International Dance Festival hosted by Governor Victor Tangco; and then by Santiago City, Isabela which staged the Patarraday Festival hosted by Mayor Amy Navarro. July will center on Bohol through newly elected Gov. Chato coordinated by Gardy Labad. The events are linked to the Dynamism and Wealth of Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia centered on the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Habang Papalayo by Emmanuel Garibay @ Boston Art Gallery

Habang Papalayo
Emmanuel Garibay
10-22 July 2010
Presented by Boston Art Gallery
in cooperation with Art Verite

Habang Papalayo, Emmanuel Garibay's latest one-man exhibition, opens at Boston Art gallery this month, marking his new offering of new works in oil on canvas and acrylic on paper.

Habang Papalayo showcases Garibay's recent takes on the themes of nationhood and popular culture, historical references, occurences and figures. At a critical point of this nation's history, where another presidential term ends and another begins, Garibay's works compel us to reflect on the significance of nationhood—what it meant before, and what is stands for today.

Born in Kidapawan, Cotabato,Garibay holds three degrees—an M. A. in Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in Cavite, a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and an A.B. In Sociology from the University of the Philippines. Garibay's steady rise as an artist was marked by several distinctions, including the Thirteen Artists Award of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2000, the Second Place (Painting Category) of the II Bienal del Baloncestoen Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, and the First Prize (Painting Category) of the Art Association of the Philippines Annual Competition in 1994. Garibay has steadfastly taken on themes of religion and spirituality, popular culture and protest, institutionalized religion and cultural structures in his growing body of works.

Habang Papalayo opens on July 10, 6pm at Boston Art Gallery, located at 72 Boston St. Cubao, Quezon City and runs until the 22nd of the month. For inquiries, please contact the gallery at 7229205.

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