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Paris-based Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi paints ‘Joyful Mysteries’

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THE ARTIST with French husband Marc Tequi

Two exhibits by internationally acclaimed Filipino painter and printmaker Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi are simultaneously showing at the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (Aliww) Reading Room of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, and at Altro Mondo Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China

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Alma Cruz Miclat with husband Mario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

An artist from Mindanao is breaking the fourth wall

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KELLY Ramos (left), with the author, by her paintings “Artistic License” and “Painting the Paints”

At the Upper Gallery of Finale Art File in Makati, six large oil paintings depict narratives of how a painting is created. The paintings—“Artistic License,” “Painting the Paints,” “Finished/Unfinished,” “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” “Palette” and “The Things We Leave Behind”—were done by a Mindanaoan artist, Kelly Varias Ramos.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Classical music concert is highlight of 2013 Maningning Miclat trilingual poetry awards ceremonies

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Poetry and music will take center stage at this year’s Maningning Miclat Awards on Sept. 25 at the Abelardo Hall of the College of Music of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Partners in love and art

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Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn. PHOTOS BY ERIK LIONGOREN

Famous for her surreal self-portraits, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo came up with a self-lacerating remark: “I suffered two grave accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other… is Diego.” She was referring to muralist Diego Rivera, whose commissioned works in the United States are highly political and controversial. [...]

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The rustic art of Jo Florendo

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ARTIST finishes “A-Koi Swerte”

To grow up in Tanay, Rizal, just like in its neighboring town of Angono, home to many of the country’s great artists, is to learn how to draw and paint its rustic beauty—modest houses under a mango tree; golden rice stalks dancing in the wind; bountiful fish frolicking on the pond.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Physicians turn to the healing power of art and beauty

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“ANG BATA sa Bintana,” by J. Comintan

Did you know the Philippine Heart Center reserves pride of place for the fine arts in its building for medical arts? Its art gallery has been hosting monthly exhibits since 1999, thanks to its chair, Rogelio Caringal, an architect by profession.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dexter Sy is ‘Chasing My Own Tail’ in Boston Gallery exhibit

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SY RECEIVING the Ramon Orlina trophy during the Maningning Miclat Award for Painting in 2004.

At the first Maningning Miclat Art Award held in 2004 at Shangri-La Edsa Mall, a finely executed acrylic-and-ink painting titled “Dominus Vobiscum” won the Grand Prize. The judges were no less than Danilo Dalena, Nestor Vinluan and Gerardo Tan.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wong Shui Loong’s 50 years of watercolors

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“PAGUDPUD, IlocosNorte”

Fifty years of Wong Shui Loong’s watercolors brightened the lobby of Philippine Cultural College in Tondo, Manila, during the June 16 opening of the retrospective of this Baguio-born artist of Chinese descent.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kiri Lluch Dalena: Art runs in the blood

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Giant logs washed out and fished from the sea and cut in sections take center stage at Warehouse 17 (La Fuerza Compound, Chino Roces Avenue [Pasong Tamo], Makati).

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Concert is highlight of Maningning Miclat literary awards

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The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. (MMAFI) will remember visual artist and trilingual poet Maningning Miclat’s 11th death anniversary by awarding the winners of the 2011 Maningning Trilingual Poetry Competition on September 29, 7 p.m., at the GT-Toyota UP Asian Center Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Along with the awarding ceremony, there [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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