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Querubin at Liongoren Gallery
Nelfa Querubin presents her recent works in stoneware and paintings March 9-31 in Liongoren Gallery (111 New York, Stanford Sts., Cubao, QC; tel. 9124319). She will also launch her illustrated book “Peace and Joy,” which tells the story of her spiritual journey.
Joly and Jana Benitez at Erehwon
“Apple by the Tree,” featuring paintings by father-and-daughter artists Joly and Jana Benitez, is on view in Erehwon Center for the Arts (1 Don Francisco St., Villa Beatriz Subd., Old Balara, Quezon City; e-mail email@example.com).
Anniversary exhibits at BenCab
BenCab Museum celebrates its fourth anniversary with three simultaneous exhibitions: “Imperfections,” by Pam Yan-Santos in Gallery Indigo; “BodyScapes,” photographs by BenCab, Eliza Consul, Abby Martin, Jon Mosuela, Chrisna Nevada and Ompong Tan in Print Gallery; and “Vessels 2,” stoneware pottery by Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi in Sepia Gallery. BenCab Museum is on Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio.
‘Temerity’ at Water Dragon
In “Temerity,” artist Toro presents 15 abstract expressionist paintings with marbled splashes of color. The artist creates his canvases in response to “the rigid rules of society, which call for us not to waste time by doing art.” The exhibit runs at Water Dragon Gallery (2/F, Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati; tel. 8891234, 8875144; e-mail thewaterdragon@
Villamiel at Artinformal
“Saloobin” features Oca Villamiel’s silkscreen paintings merging both portraiture and abstraction. The paintings range from small works on paper to large-scale ones on canvas, creating a strata of faces imprinted on their surfaces. The exhibit is on view in Artinformal (277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City).
Japanese photo exhibit at National Museum
“Tohoku,” the exhibit, is on view in Gallery XVIII (3/F, Old Legislative Building of the National Museum) until March 17. It showcases 123 photos representing the different aspects of life in Tohoku by Teisuke Chiba, Ichiro Kojima, Hideo Haga, Masatoshi Naito, Masaru Tatsuki, Hiroshi Oshima, Naoya Hatakeyama, Meiki Rin, Nao Tsuda and Toru Ito.
Brenda Fajardo et al. at Nineveh, Laguna
Brenda V. Fajardo is mounting her solo show “Baraha” until March 10 at Nineveh Artspace (2452 1st Ave., Villa Silangan Subd., Sta. Cruz, Laguna; tel. 5726617, 0927-9313951). Other simultaneous shows are “On This Site will Rise,” by Carlo Gernale; “Metamorphosis,” by Archie Ruga; “Miserere Nobis” (Artists’ Works of Faith); and “Figure Out,” a group show featuring Toti Cerda, Ronald Jeresano, Otep Ablay, Nica Acantilado, AJ Arago, Mannix Arago, Ronson Culibrina, Rommel Ramota, Lester Rodriguez, Jeff Salon and Cris Tuazon.
Noel Soler Cuizon curates the exhibits.
UE student wins YMCA design contest
The entry of University of the East-Caloocan, by fifth-year Computer Engineering student Lance Jireh Bontogon, won the grand prize of the 37th Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Congress of College Students Magazine Cover Design Contest.
The contest was held in November, prior to the congress held Dec. 5-9, 2012, at Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City. Participating at the congress were 300 student leaders from 37 colleges and universities from all over the Philippines.
Bontogon’s winning design was used as the artwork on the cover of the official 37th YMCA Congress magazine and stage backdrop for the duration of the congress.
Juan Flores exhibit at GSIS
Artist Manny Gaza, sculptor Danny Flores, Gemma Cruz Araneta, GSIS vice president for corporate communications Margie A. Jorillo, National Museum curator Nick Legaspi at the recent opening of “The Art of Maestro Juan C. Flores” in GSIS Museum. “Apung” Juan Flores is an artist, sculptor, woodcarver and artisan. The exhibit runs until April 8 in GSIS Museum, Pasay City.