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Carlo Calma does rats and cities

CALMA’S 65-piece manifesto of the city and its artifacts
took seven months to finish with Pampanga artisans.
On the right corner is Jia Estrella’s toilet art.

Imagine it’s the 22nd millennium. An excavation uncovers vestiges of a city in the early 21st century, including its master plan.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Artist Delotavo shows ordinary man as besieged


“Machinam” features new paintings by Antipas Delotavo at the Crucible Art Gallery (4/L, SM Megamall A).

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

Ancient Philippine textiles studied by Prince Charles’ School of Traditional Arts

ANALYSTS note that a kandit sash created by the Tausug from the
Sulu archipelago exhibits the same graceful geometric forms found in
the fabric of other tribes overseas. PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Evelinda Otong Hamja is a 40-something weaver from the Yakan tribe who, when she was just 9 years old, learned to create beautiful headscarves called seputangan from her grandmother.   Back then, it was important for Grandma that Evelinda learned the intricate skill of mingling warp (the vertical thread of the loom) and weft (the […]

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Filipino painters inspire Jojie Lloren’s fashion show


Jojie Lloren sought out art historians Albert Avellana and Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Boots Herrera to curate 39 paintings done by famous Filipino artists, from Juan Luna to Lee Aguinaldo.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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 »