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Childhood vignettes complement Migs Villanueva’s naif art

ARTWORK byMigs Villanueva, Saturday Group president

The artwork on the cover of “Fairground: A Literary Feast,” the festschrift and anthology of poems, prose/essays, monologues and short stories by 40 of the best poets and writers in the country in honor of Mario I. Miclat, retired professor and dean of Asian Center in the University of the Philippines Diliman and an award-winning fictionist and essayist, was by artist-writer Migs Villanueva.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kammerchor Manila sweeps Czech choral contest

KAMMERCHOR Manila performing in Olomouc, Moravia

Kammerchor Manila (KM), choir of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Church in West Triangle, Quezon City, took the music world by storm when it swept the awards in the 42nd Festival of Songs Olomouc 2014 of the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nestor Vinluan’s 45 years of artistic radiance

NESTOR Vinluan with his work “Landscape” III

He has been painting professionally for 45 years, but Nestor Olarte Vinluan just won’t stop. That’s despite having a record of 150 exhibits, 21 of them solo. And even if he has retired from the College of Fine Arts (CFA) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he served for 32 years, nine of them as dean.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paris-based Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi paints ‘Joyful Mysteries’

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

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 »