Hiligaynon: An exhibit by Ilonggo artists
Art Gallery, Adamson University, Manila
Ongoing until November 6
Life is given different creative interpretations by artists from Iloilo in this Adamson University-curated group show. Thirteen visual artists bridge cultural promotion development and the technical education field through their artworks, ranging from abstract, realistic, surreal to folk-inspired.
Melvin Guirhem, one of the featured artists in the exhibit, presents “Moments” and “Ang Pagbuo at Ang Pagwasak” that showcase the beauty of appreciating life and the present time. Internationally recognized Pierre Patricio on the other hand tackles how society takes nature for granted in “What Mother Nature Has Given Us.” Other Ilonggo artists who are part of the exhibit are Joan Honoridez, Rojil Nick Jadulos, Jeline Laporga, Jojo Ramirez, Edmar Colmo, Oscar Peñasales, Carlos Garcia, Pierre Patricio, Leoniel Cerbas, Arel Zambarrano and James Salarada.
This exhibit is open to the public from Monday to Friday. For more information, call (02) 524-2011 loc. 255 or (02) 383-3735 or visit www.adamson.edu.ph
Violent Noon: Kitty Kaburo
The Inner Room, Artinformal, San Juan
Ongoing until November 21
In her first solo exhibition, young artist Kitty Kaburo uses time lapse video and mixed media pieces – digitally altered and filtered – to depict the slow, uneventful but eventual transformation of objects, places and temperaments.
Through the use of materials that refer to and interact with the environment, such as melting ice and paint on various surfaces that look like decaying and distorted artworks, Kaburo actively presents the ties that bind and destroy relationships when civilization and nature clash and concord. Each piece in the collection serves as a commentary of how today’s metropolitan life is already a dystopia of bleak surroundings due to the effects of technological, social and environmental neuroses.
For more details on this ongoing exhibit, visit www.artinformal.com
Behold A City: Ryan Villamael
Silverlens Galleries, Makati City
Ongoing until November 21
Cutwork meets photography meets history in this solo show of Ateneo Art Awards 2015 winner Ryan Villamael. Using blade as a tool and the beautiful and chaotic Manila as inspiration, he traces along the contours of built heritage pictures as a way to reclaim what was lost during World War II and what was sacrificed in a dysfunctional metropolis aspiring to be modern.
Villamael conjures his own Manila by reframing it as a historical-artistic space in his bid to neutralize and rectify our society’s inability to truly fix the damage brought by the war and overcome the hurdles arising today from the issues surrounding built heritage. The artist does not only let the viewers in to his city but also lets himself be free of the helplessness that stems from the neglect and general apathy towards history and what was once a mesmerizing built heritage of ours.
For more information, visit www.silverlensgalleries.com
PPO: Javier Bonet
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo,
Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
For one-night only, French horn player Javier Bonet joins Maestro Olivier Ochanine and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a program that includes the suite from Francis Poulenc’s ballet Les Biches, Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” and Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra.
Bonet and PPO are also set to play the newly completed concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto in E Major, KV 494a – finished by Anders Muskens based on sketches by the composer. Before the concert, Bonet will conduct a master class at CCP on November 4.
For inquiries and subscription, call the CCP Marketing Department at (02) 832-1125 loc. 1806 or the CCP Box Office at (02) 832-3704 or Ticketworld at (02) 891-9999.
Color Me Confident
Yuchengco Museum, Makati City
Coloring and doodling are no longer childhood pastimes, as today adults are rediscovering the joy of these activities as creative outlets that calm, reduce stress, improve fine motor skills and foster artistic skills.
For those who want to take these pastimes seriously or just want to learn more about coloring and doodling, author-doodler of Elemental Doodles: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book Vicky Ortega is holding a special workshop where participants can follow their art, discover the history of color (how people have used colors) and learn how to conceptualize their own color schemes.
The P1,000 workshop fee includes a copy of Vicky’s book. Participants are requested to bring their favorite coloring materials (colored pencils, pens, markers, crayons, or paints). For details and registration, contact Yuchengco Museum at (02) 889-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Myths and Symbols of Anting-Anting
Yuchengco Museum, Makati City
As a fitting end to the special exhibition Pinoy Power Packs: Anting-Anting, Agimat, and the Stories They Tell, resource person Dennis Villegas will give a 2:00 p.m. lecture on the animist and religious mythology and symbolisms found in the anting-anting and agimat.
Villegas is a college lecturer based in Manila. He dabbles in art and photography in his spare time, and regularly blogs about Filipino folk mythology, cultural heritage, travel and pop culture.
Exhibit talk comes free with admission. Admission is P100 for adults, P50 for students and P25 for children. Visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org for more details.