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Artists, designers rally to raise awareness on disaster preparedness

SCALE model of Nagasaki and Odonahoma district in Japan before the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 JOHN ERNEST F. JOSE

Art as a tool for disaster preparedness is the main idea behind Earth Manual Project, a Japan-sponsored travelling exhibit showing the creative outputs of artists from different countries in response to floods, earthquakes and typhoons.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lack of infrastructure, low-cost housing beset Manila, Southeast Asian cities, says Goethe Institut confab

DELEGATES Eva Lloyd (Cambodia), Uwe Rieger (New Zealand), Jack Chaowakul (Thailand), Andrea
Kleist (Australia), Eleena Jamil (Malaysia),Marco Kusumawijaya (Indonesia), Amelie Chai (Myanmar),
HoangManhNguyen (Vietnam)

Lack of infrastructure bedevils Southeast Asian cities struggling to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization, said key architects and urban planners from different countries.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

National Heritage Month closes in Cebu; help for heritage structures pledged


Spotlight was on Cebu’s rich heritage when the island-province became the venue of the closing ceremonies of the National Heritage Month (NHM) with the theme “Pamanang Pinoy: Taoid 2014” last May 31.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA theater fest aids in Bohol rehabilitation

EARTH Savers group doing interpretative dance on song about the environment.

To help in the psychological rehabilitation of communities hit by disasters last years, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Dramatic Arts held Theater on the Edge at the municipalities of Dauis and Loon in Bohol during the recent National Arts Month.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Easter’ auction features sacred items, modern & contemporary art

“LAGOON,” by Jose Joya

Leon Gallery will hold its first auction this year, Glorious Easter Auction, on March 22, training the spotlight on antique sacred art objects as the Catholic world observes Lent.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »