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Region 6 and 8 works disclosed

Region 6 and 8 works disclosed

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The continuing virtual observation of the curated ‘Kalibutan’ exhibition has now brought the Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition & Conference (VIVA ExCon) VCon 2 to "Seminar Node 3: Works Disclose | Materialities of Art" featuring the Regions 6 and 8 "Kalibutan" artists. Region 8 curator Mars Briones was the first to present artists RV Sanchez and Popo Amascual. Sanchez main concept for his “figure drawings” project is a drawing that offers a gateway to a more peaceful and happy place, it has become a meditative practice. The proposed project takes its cues from structure and gesture where structure takes the form of leftover food packaging and paper bags as base, surface, or background for drawings. Gesture, on the other hand, is a participatory video performance wh...
The pleasure trip that never was: Our ‘Diamond Princes’ experience

The pleasure trip that never was: Our ‘Diamond Princes’ experience

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CONTRIBUTED BY MARJORIE CANTILLER KOA The Diamond Princess in Yokohama Bay being boarded by the Japanese Ministry of Health representatives* For three months every year, Henry and I would leave home in Vancouver where we permanently reside, for our retirement home in Bacolod to escape from the cold of the December solstice and migrate to the warm equinox of March to spend our “winter” like typical “snowbirds.” This time, after a long pre-dawn planning, we decided first on a side trip to Yokohama, Japan, and join the “Diamond Princess” cruise from there. The cruise would be a round-trip venture that would take us to 6 ports of call. It would cost us only $699 each for 14 days, so dirt cheap indeed as we were computing a benchmark of $100 per day. On the 1st of January 2020, we too...
Tiktik sa Dulom + Kalibutan Node 2 + Uswag

Tiktik sa Dulom + Kalibutan Node 2 + Uswag

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It was never a question of how lofty art is, but of how rooted, relevant, and responsive it is to the local community and the rest of the world. March 27 Session: Part One The V-CON 2 session commenced with the music video launching of Martin Miravalles’ socio-political track, “Tiktik sa Dulom.” The webinar “Kalibutan Seminar Node 2: Artists Explore | Intimacies and Communities of Practice,” with head curator and moderator Patrick Flores and artists Rhine Bernardino, Leo Abaya, Joar Songcuya, and Joshua Serafin, was the first part in the eighth session of V-CON 2. A few minutes into the webinar, VIVA ExCon Director Mariano Montelibano gave insights to the conference. Ma. Teresa Buenaventura and Noemi Lacambacal from Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies inter...
Region 6 and 8: Intimacies and communities of practice

Region 6 and 8: Intimacies and communities of practice

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"Kalibutan Seminar Node 2: Artists Explore – Intimacies and Communities of Practice" is part of the Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition & Conference (VIVA ExCon) VCon 2 that turned the lens on the artists chosen by the Region 6 and 8 Kalibutan curators. For Region 6, curator Guenivere Decena was with artists Perry Argel and Denli Chavez. Argel shared his process which starts the day with exploration, cleaning, and organizing things. He makes a connection to forms encountered in the surroundings and creates something out of objects found in collaboration with the environment. He operates with the belief that the ocean connects him with parts of the world through found objects. His way is ritualistic, collaborative, immersive, and a participatory art approach. He hopes t...
Residencies after the pandemic

Residencies after the pandemic

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The Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference (VIVA ExCon) 16 continues with its Virtual Conference 2 with "Residencies after the Pandemic." It was moderated by Mayumi Hirano, an independent curator, researcher, and translator based in Manila and Osaka, Japan. Resource persons include Wu Dar-Kuen of Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Inti Guerrero of Bellas Artes Projects and Martijntje Hallmann of Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Hirano started with the interaction and hospitality showed in the 1992 VIVA ExCon in Bacolod and moved on to the nature of mutual ideations, especially since the pandemic has greatly affected residency programs. She raised the need for a sharper focus on pressing global issues and rethinking of ways to produce, present and receive art. ...
Margaha Film Festival 2021 winners announced

Margaha Film Festival 2021 winners announced

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The cast and crew of “Ang Pagsalop sang Adlaw” as they receive their trophy for Best Picture in the second Margaha Film Festival.*Alfonso Macam Jr. receives the Best Actor award for his performance in the film “Hunas”Crystal Puying of “Paraiso” wins Best Actress*Brian Ferraro wins Best Original Song for “Ang Pagsalop sang Adlaw”Nelson Emnace wins Best in Production DesignKent John Desamparado (center) receives the Best Director Award with Festival Director Helen Cutillar, Jenalyn Palacios of City Information and Tourism Office, and Rosalia Alvarado, wife of painter Nunelucio AlvaradoDesamparadoMargaha Film Festival Director Helen Cutillar“Judith” director Junmarl Alconga receives the Nunelucio Alvarado Panublion AwardFilm still from “Ang Pagsalop sang Adlaw,” Margaha Film Festival 2021 Be...
Artfully Yours

Artfully Yours

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Braving the challenging times now, Artfull aims to promote Negros art and its artists. Artfull is an art collective managed and run by artists Dr. Orlando Canlas, Tey Sevilleno, and Bethoven Tiano. It has a new art gallery, cafe lounge, collab shop, workshop spaces, and artist studio that recently opened in Bacolod City. “We hope to be a home of creators. Artfull is definitely a space for all artists and art lovers,” says Tey Sevilleno who is one of the founding partners for this collective. “As a gallery, our responsibility is to help the creative process of our resident artists and market their products. If artwork is not sold, it is both the artist and gallery’s losses. That is why we have chosen a pool of artists that we will give support to. From materials to framing,...
Bacolod’s boat-shaped mansion to become center of art deco district

Bacolod’s boat-shaped mansion to become center of art deco district

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The iconic boat-shaped mansion*CPG photosLilia Villanueva and her son Ben Scharlin at the mansion.*All of its bathrooms also have water-related scenes The "aswang" hunter alcove*The plaster and cement relief designs on its walls and ceilingsBelle Arte was inspired by the Balay Daku and was designed to render a modern version of Art Deco.*Lilia Villanueva explains a sugar farm scene on one of the walls of the mansion* An iconic boat-shaped mansion, that survived World War II and the rigors of time unscathed, is set to become the center of an Art Deco District in Bacolod City. Art Deco is a popular design style of the 1920s and '30s characterized by sleek geometric or stylized forms that is seen throughout the mansion built by Don Generoso Villanueva, between 1933 to 36. The ma...
Bacolod hyperbaric center opens, it will boost medical tourism: Ang

Bacolod hyperbaric center opens, it will boost medical tourism: Ang

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Dr. Edwin Miraflor, Katrine Frances Palma, City Administrator Em Ang, Jonathan Manuel Lo, Jesus Co, Jacinto Palma, Ailyn Co- Gutierrez and Shirley Palma (l-r) cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Advanced Hyperbaric Healthcare Center in Bacolod City, Saturday, March 20.* The Advanced Hyperbaric Healthcare Center in Bacolod City, a first in Western Visayas, was inaugurated Saturday, March 20. “This will open up medical tourism for Bacolod City,” City Administrator Em Ang said. “Amidst the backdrop of COVID-19 never before has health and wellness been more highlighted…This is a very welcome development in the city of Bacolod,” said Ang, in her message in behalf of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia. She also said the center, located at Narra and CL Montelibano Avenue in B...
VFC launches ‘A Taste of Negros’

VFC launches ‘A Taste of Negros’

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Chef Don Angelo Colmenares with his Pasta di Sarde*Ronnie Baldonado photosDoreen Alicia “Reena” Gamboa Peña & Dahlia Rubito with their bangus dip and Tortilla de Patata con Hamon*Tortilla de Patata con Hamon*Bangus empanada*Pasta di Sarde with fish roe* Victorias Foods Corp. (VFC) launched its “A Taste of Negros” campaign with a VFC Cookout a Casa Gamboa in Silay City, Wednesday afternoon, March 17. VFC partnered with rising-star Chef Don Angelo Colmenares, and foodie Doreen Alicia “Reena” Gamboa Peña in coming up with exciting creations using VFC products, enriching once again popular Negrense cuisine. Since the 70s, VFC has been producing food products that include its sought after ham and popular Spanish Style Bangus and Sardines in Soya Oil. At the Cookout Colmenares c...
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