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Filipino Artists Shine at Art Mod Fair

Filipino artists shine at the first art mod fair at the Sm Megatrade Hall 2 in Mandaluyong City . There were over 100 Filipino artists involve in the fair.

organizers and exhibits of the fair

ART MÖD Fair aims to build up the world of Philippine modern art by opening its doors to a wider audience, engaging more Filipinos from all walks in life to appreciate and experience visual art in its various forms.

group photo

Ms. Elane  Jose Bobadilla exhibit and company

a short press conference was held by the organizers of the art fair, among the invited organizers and exhibits are Mr. Joe Datuin, Migz Salazar, Boysie Villavicencio.

Don Mikel Fumar –

Don Mikel Fumar is an illustrator of artsy postcard. He had about half a dozen postcards which he sells at Php 50.00

Eidee Co

Eidee Co started painting when she was 3 years-old .

Angono Artists Association

Ang Buhay at Hugis sa Paete 

The group brought paper machie products, wall decor , carved statues and paintings.

Boysie Villavicencio 

Grupo Sining Angono 

Blanco family 

Ronnie Lim

Mr. Joe Datuin exhibit

I have known Mr. Jose Datuin artistic works from his wife Ms. Imelda Datuin , She would tell stories about his husband art works.

Bahay Sining

Guiller’s Antiques and Collectibles 

doodle art participants 

There are also art workshop

June 9 – Painting Portraits with Majenta Ocampo
June 10 – Basic Calligraphy with Arlene Javier
June 11 – Watercolor Florals with Carla Chua

Websitehttp://www.artmodfair.com/

The fair and show will run until this sunday ( June 11, 2017 ) . Entrance fee is Php 100

Celebrate Freedom at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

Let’s celebrate our 119th Independence Day Weekend At the first ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 . Experience the freedom of art in multiple forms from June 9 (friday) to June 11 (sunday) , 10 AM – 7 PM at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the
general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate
modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

List of Artists:

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT
MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like
Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao,
Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura,
Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de
Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban,
Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and
participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art;
Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together
under one roof.

A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes.

Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires
creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the
invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the
blogosphere. See you at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 on June 9 – 11, 2017 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Entrance tickets are available at the gate for P100 per person. To get a free 3-day
access pass, simply register at http://www.artmodfair.com/art-mod-fair-free-3-daypass/.
To find out more about ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017, visit the website at
www.artmodfair.com

Hudyat Exhibit at Far Eastern University

 

 

Press Statement

HUDYAT!

Artists for Human Dignity

 

On 09 March 2017, a group of artists led by National Artist Ben Cabrera (BenCab) will come together to share their works around the theme of human rights and human dignity. (See attached list of artists).

HUDYAT! is a pioneering project by a group of artists that will put the spotlight on the abuse of human dignity amid the spate of summary and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

The spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines is unprecedented in post-Marcos history. Since the Duterte administration waged its all-out war on drugs, more than 7,000 people have been killed as of end-January 2017 either in legitimate police operations or in those described as consequences of vigilante killings.

After a brief moratorium because of mounting pressures both here and abroad and the killing of a Korean businessman by rogue cops, President Duterte reinstated his war on drugs making it a top priority of his government. There is outrage but not loud enough to convince President Duterte who is spearheading the anti-drug war to rethink his zero tolerance to anyone who stands in the way; and when he is still enjoying a very high acceptance rating from the public.

This project aims to put the spotlight back on human dignity that is being lost in the current anti-drug campaign of the government.  Human dignity is an innate right of each person to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment. Human dignity is the basis of fundamental human rights; it is inviolable and must be preserved, respected and protected.

Without human dignity at the center, the purported gains of the anti-drug war will be short-termed instead of having a real and lasting significance in society. In the drug war and the problem it seeks to eradicate – human dignity pays the price. It is lost in the broken lives of families and victims of drug addiction. It is lost in the most brutal and grotesque manner by which the extra judicial and summary killings are carried out. It is lost in the wretched conditions in jails and state rehabilitation centers. It is lost in the chaos and abuses in police stations and on the streets. It is lost in the poor villages whose residents lack access to services and knowledge that could help them deal with the problem. It is lost in the public apathy towards the killings.

“ ‘To battle for the right’ is in FEU’s hymn and one of our core values is Uprightness. The Hudyat sa FEU is a discourse platform that will guide us in making a more informed decision to uphold and protect human dignity,” said Romel Bernardo, president of FEU’s Central Student Organization.

The exhibit will run from 09 to 25 March at the FEU campus at Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila. Student fora to further expose the problem through the voices of the participating artists, advocates and the victims and survivors will take place on 10 March (2:00 to 3:30 pm) and 18 March (10 to 11:30).  For more information, contact us through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HUDYATSAFEU/ or call 09176302924 or (02)7364897.  

List of Participating Artists

National Artist Ben Cabrera

Pandy Aviado

Xyza Bacani

Melvyn Calderon

Sheila Coronel

Antipas Delotavo

William Elvin

Patricia Evangelista

Carlo Gabuco

Toym Imao

Marne Kilates

Jose F. Lacaba

Raffy Lerma

Julie Lluch

Nikki Luna

RESBAK

Rick Rocamora

Jose Tence Ruiz

Ea Torrado

Mark Valenzuela

Veejay Villafranca

 

FEU Artists

Ma. Eugene Aniar

Christopher Bautista

Manuel Billoso

Jun Concepcion

Alexandre Dalit

Gabriel Gapay

Archie Jacinto

Candido Manarpiz

Gene Paul Martin

Victor Sison

Dexter Sy

Curated by

Ricky Francisco

 

 

THE ARTISTS’ PERSPCTIVES

 

A long time ago, I saw a sign in a local police precinct that read “It’s better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly convicted.” That statement moved me and in a fleeting moment restored my hope in our justice system of upholding human dignity. The tragedy is that a life taken cannot be returned.  Antipas Delotavo

 

The pleasure of despair. But then, it is in despair that we find the most acute pleasure, especially when we are aware of the hopelessness of the situation…

…everything is a mess in which it is impossible to tell what’s what, but that despite this impossibility and deception it still hurts you, and the less you can understand, the more it hurts. Pandy Aviado,  Notes from the Underground

 

“A good way to measure civil society’s sense of humanity and justice is to take a closer look on how it manages its jail system. The state of Detention Centers in the Philippines is a clear manifestation of the failure of the criminal judicial system to adhere to the 1987 Philippines Constitution’s mandate to build a just and human society for the poor. No amount of penology expertise can solve the problem because the root is institutional and lack of support from our government to correct existing deficiencies.”  Rick Rocamora  2.28.17

 

My art practice has long been concerned with conflict and resistance, in particular the points of tension between the individual and the collective. This work critiques the ways in which machismo and fanaticism are used to generate violence and gain dominance. Seeking to understand and question the process by which dominance is obtained can be viewed as a form of resistance. – Mark Valenzuela

 

The images that is part of Hudyat stands for several issues that needs our continuous attention. The role of photographs as evidence and an aid to social change needs to be reiterated and we as visual journalists hope that the public takes heed and sparks a continuous dialogue about the issues. – Veejay Villafranca

 

The worst cases are when the person is shot in the same area as their home, or in their neighborhood, or even if it’s a [body] dump, if they recognize the face, then that’s when you brace yourself, because the wife will walk in, the mother will walk in. And it’s weeping and wailing and screaming. And you know that you’re witness to the worst moment of a person’s life and you don’t know if you’re a voyeur. And you don’t know if you’re doing the right thing by asking questions.- Patricia Evangelista

 

 

1st Asean Chinese Art Painting and 9th Filipino-Chinese Art Painting Exhibit

Ground Floor , Muelle de Binondo , Binondo , Manila-Philippines

Asia Pacific Art Painters Association Incorporated , Philippine Branch of AC Arts, Philippines Branch of America Art Research Institute in partnership with Federation of  Filipino -Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries , Inc. opened an art exhibition of different kinds of paintings and artists from Asean countries like Malaysia , Singapore , Thailand  and Philippines and Asian countries like  China, South Korea and ROC ( Taiwan )

Filipino -Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries , Inc. Building 

The traditional ribbon cutting ceremony was held past 10:00 am on November 20,2016 Sunday at the main lobby of the Federation of Filipino -Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries . Chinoy Television which is shown on PTV channel 4 every sunday , also covered the event .

artists showed their mastery of Chinese painting

Chinese calligraphy 

Cat fish painting 

The celebration is incomplete without performance of the drum and lyre band.

Here are some of the notable paintings and artists 

Mr.Rafael Cusi paintings

Mr. Rafael Cusi exhibited some Chinese style paintings , nude on sepia, water color and among others . He is also known by his nickname Popoy Cusi and specializes in water color. He is also dubbed as the “Master of Watercolor in the Philippines” and is acclaimed as one of the top artist of the Philippines in his times including other artists who also specializes in watercolor.

Mr. Christ M. Antonio

Mr. Chris M. Antonio is one of the artists from Santa Maria , Bulacan . Most of his art works are exhibited at the Santiago Gallery near the poblacion area.

Gallery : Santiago Gallery -J.P. Rizal Street ,Poblacion , Santa Maria , Bulacan 

Contact : 0915-096-9676 / 0933-228-829

Artists and organizers pose for a souvenir shot after the ceremonies.

Invited guests , participants , artists and media enjoyed a sumptuous Chinese-lauriat style luncheon .

The exhibit is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm until November 24, 2016 Thursday with possible extension .

Note: All photos are exclusive from the author , who was invited to the art exhibit by the organizers .

 

9th Alay Sining Art Exhibit by Rotary Club of Makati

 The 9th annual Alay Sining is run under the auspices of the Gift of Life International which arranges funding for the treatment of children with congenital heart ailments. It has brought aid to over 18,000 children of indigent families in 71 emerging countries. Alay Sining is a noteworthy example of partnership between the artists who have supported the drive, and RCMW that has successfully benefited children and help them lead normal lives.

Among the artists whose works will be on exhibit and sale in this year’s Alay Sining 9 are Abel Agubang, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Glenn Kagandahan, Kenneth Cobonpue, Jojit Nagamos, Jaime Nepomuceno and other leading and up-and-coming artists. Two of Alay Sining’s beneficiares, Maranathalie Balitaon and Rogin de Pedro (2nd and 3rd from left), grace the art exhibit sale launch with Alay Sining president Paolo Delgado, RCMW past president Lou del Rosario,  and participating artists Nepomuceno and Sam Penaso.

There are different kinds of art works from paintings, sculpture , glass works among others, remember that for every time one purchase an art work , they can help save lives.

ART WITH A HEART.  Art can save lives and this has been proven by the Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) as it launches its annual charity art sale on November 11-13, 2016 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 in Makati City.

Philippine Zi-Der Chinese Art Club’s 10th Anniversary Exhibit

Philippine Zi-Der Chinese Art Club will be having their 10th Anniversary ( Pearl Anniversary )  by mounting their art exhibit and Chinese calligraphy by their members from October 16 to 19, 2016 at the main lobby of Federation of  Filipino -Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Muelle de Binondo , Binondo , Manila .

Featuring the Mentor Arsenia Lim at the First Floor Federation Center , Muelle de Binondo , Binondo , Manila

Among the Special Guests of Honor Includes : 

Mr. Angel Ngu , Mr. William Yap , Mr. Florencio Mallare , Mr. Henry Sy , Mr. Tomas Ang , Mr. Tan Tieng Siong , Mr. Cua Ching Tam , Mr. Jaime Tan and Mr. Lee Tiong Seng

Members that will exhibit their art works in different Chinese Calligraphy style Painting 

Rabbits by Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus

Master Chua Hu Hua , Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus , Ms. Celia Chao , Ms. Mary Uy , Ms. Teodora T. Ng , Ms. Jeannie Chua , Mr. Kelvin Tee, Ms. Rosita Tan , Ms. Sofia Chen , Ms. Julie Caw

Horse by Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus

The exhibit will be formally opened on October 16, 2016 Sunday at around 10:00am , Exhibit opens from 9:00am to 5:00 pm from October 17 to 19, 2016 .

 

Winners of Poster Making Contest at The Medical City

Augusto M. Barcelon Auditorium , The Medical City , Pasig City -Philippines

The Medical City Nutrition Management Services together with the Center of Developmental Pediatrics have heed of this concern by launching a poster making contest entitled “ TMC for Kids: Healthy Eating Plate– A poster making contest on good nutrition , ” The contest is open to middle school Grade 5 students) This contest is also in line with the Department of Health’s ” Pinggang Pinoy ” in celebration of the National Nutrition Month 2016 .

Augusto Barcelon auditorium

The Medical City ( TMC) is a world -class hospital healthcare organization with 48 years of existence in hospital operation and administration . With its main facility located along Ortigas Avenue, TMC boasts of experienced and esteemed medical experts of various fields with modern facilities that offer the highest standard of healthcare quality as accredited by the Joint Commission International – a prestigious accrediting body for international healthcare organizations.

L-R Saint Paul College-Pasig- Ms. Isabella R. Hilario ( first place ) Lourdes School- Mr. Patrice  Sebastien M. Olaguera ( 2nd place ) Lourdes School – Mr. Jason B. Bacar ( 3rd place)

The school that participated in the poster making contest show the students’ interpretation of a healthy plate based on Department of Health’s campaign or healthy plate campaign of the US. Participating schools include Saint Paul College-Pasig , Lourdes School of Mandaluyong , La Salle Greenhills and Immaculate Concepcion Academy .

A total of 25 posters was entered into the competition , The winners received plaques, gift certificates, gift packs and umbrella from sponsors.

The winners were awarded in a simple ceremony that was held at the auditorium of The Medical City in Pasig.

Aside from poster making contest, there were mini-lecture on topics such as proper nutrition , food options and picky eating . The entries will be displayed at the lobby of the Medical City for at least two weeks and will also be uploaded on the FB page and website.

Website: http://www.themedicalcity.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TheMedicalCity/