Native Plant Painting Session with Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society members

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. provided an entire afternoon of art workshop and session to about a dozen members who went at the BMB training center at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

The art session started at past 1:00 pm. The focus on the art session are Philippine native plants.

Members came from all walks of life, some are first time while some have some background in art. The art instructor is Miss Bing Famoso Tac-an and had several art exhibits in many parts of the country. Some of her works were featured in postcards.

Some are lawyers, entrepreneurs, students and housewives.



group photo with members with Miss Bing Famoso Tac-an ( art facilitator)

The event ended around past 4:30 pm with member having a group photo and chitchat with fellow members.





Art Blast 2019 by Young Blood and Artists

Over 60 artists from different field of expertise will be having their art exhibit entitled Young Blood and Young Artists from April 13 to 26, 2019. The opening will be held on April 13, 2019 Saturday at 6:00 PM

artist profile

The art exhibit is FREE and one can view the nice theme of cock fighting metal and wood sculpture by Mr. James Dayrit.

Contact : 09478313385

The exhibit is open during mall hours and subject for extension. The exhibition is located at 4th floor A. Art Center Gallery in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Painter Chiqui Rodriguez : Deprivation and Meditation exhibit


Ms. Chiqui Rodriguez

Ms. Chiqui Rodriguez is a Filipino painter announces her major new series  entitled Sudden Flight

Her solo show will be held in Zurich by late summer will have its preview opening in a two- man show at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, hosted by Altromondo Gallery on May 22, 2014 and will continue until July 18, 2014.

Selected 15 paintings will be exhibited out of the 100 works that compromise the Sudden Flight Series.

Mr. Juvenal Sanso’s Exhibit

Atrium 2nd Floor Podium , Mandaluyong City- Philippines

exhibit located at the second floor

The works presented are a progression on his highly popular textile designs, which were presented in the exhibit “FUNdamental Sanso.”

Although his work with textile designs were mostly geometrical and involved visually attractive patterns.

The show, on view until February 26, is being presented by Galerie Joaquin Podium in cooperation with Galerie Stephanie.

The exhibit will move to the lower ground level after February 26 and will run until March 4, 2014 For information, call 634-7954 and 709-1488 or visit and

A tour of La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum & Art Gallery

La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum and Art Gallery, Fairview- Quezon City-Philippines

This is not my first time to visit La Mesa Dam, I have been to the area almost every year due to several environmental projects from tree planting , clean-up , team building , orchid re-introduction  , plant exchanges , swap meet, eyeball ,  plant identification, bird watching  among other  projects.  But this will be my first time to blog about the place.  It was May 1, 2013 when Philippine Hoya Conservation Group decided to hold its swap meet, lecture, eyeball in this park, As posted in my previous entries . Most of the members are from Fairview and Quezon City area, so the eco-park was chosen .

entrance to the La Mesa Environmental Museum

To sustain the Save La Mesa Watershed Project, Bantay Kalikasan, in partnership with the MWSS and the Q.C. Government, rehabilitated and renovated a 33 hectare public park located right outside the natural boundaries of the watershed and 40 meters below the reservoir. In September 2004, it was renamed La Mesa Eco-park and reopened to the public. All income generated by the park  is utilized for the continuous preservation and protection of  the watershed.

paintings and tree replicas

Museum and Gallery

a topographical map of La Mesa Watershed

I took a short side trip to the environmental museum and gladly saw an ongoing art exhibition within the museum.

stages of water filtration system

water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water which enters the plant. Groundwater is water located under ground and typically requires less treatment than water from lakes, rivers, and streams.

art painting from different artists

Art Display

There is an ongoing art display at the museum which the public can buy art pieces from oil paintings,  charcoal sketches, pastel paintings among others with various theme ranging from plants, environmental , abstract to surreal .

Mr. Mark Hernandez

I was met by Mr. Mark Hernandez ( art curator of the exhibit)  – He is a graduate from University of the East , Manila and had no background in painting.  But the passion of drawing and painting may have come from his immediate family members who are artists . Mr. Hernandez works vary from  modern contemporary , dadaism, surrealism and automatism . He also had a collaboration with  Filvas Gallery which is located in 86 Congressional Avenue, Bahay Toro, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines View Map 

       Filvas Art Gallery

     Phone: +63(2)3850683

Mr. Mark Hernandez

Mobile (0939-7698279)

La Mesa Dam Watershed

Open daily including holidays.
Closed on the 25th December and the 31st December.
Park may be closed without prior notice due to severe inclement weather.

Park Admission Rates
Persons above 3-feet P50
3-feet & below Free
QC Residents (w/ valid proof of residence) P40
QC Students (w/ valid ID) P20
QC Senior Citizens (w/ valid ID) FREE
Non-QC Senior Citizens P40

For Inquiries and reservations, contact
(02) 430-4051
(02) 430-5207 (telefax)

ABS-CBN foundation :

Bantay Kalikasan:


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