By Lito B. Zulueta
Without a doubt, the most popular and most widespread Catholic devotion in the Philippines is the Santo Niño, the devotion to the Holy Infant of Jesus. Proof of this is that while having originated from the Visayas, it has fanned out to all the ends of the archipelago.
By John Ernest José
The exhibit “Pioneers of Philippine Art” at Ayala Museum features the works of Filipino masters Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel.
By Lisa Ito
Raul Lebajo looks back at the past and peers into the future in his latest one-man show of large-scale portrait paintings, “Friends” (at Galleria Duemila until May 20).
By B. Carlo M. Tadiar
The artist Roberto Chabet, who died after heart failure on May 1, mentored generations of artists who revered and loved him not just for coaxing out of them the ability to look at and make art in a new way, but also because of the awe for his work, which, through the simplest of forms, could have cosmic sweep at the same time that it could express such tender humanity.
By Alphonsus Luigi E. Alfonso
For budding student artists, Pilipinas Shell has set up the annual Shell Art Interaction as a complement to the prestigious Shell National Students Art Competition.
By Francisco Guevara
From April 21 to 27, the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) was home to Kritika 2013, the national workshop on art and cultural criticism, which was held with the Iyas Creative Writing Workshop.
Transwing Art Gallery (www.kunstgallery.eu) in Darmstadt, Germany, which has a satellite office in Dasmariñas, Cavite, will launch the art-history book “Revisiting Mabini Art” at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery in Intramuros on May 20, 5 p.m.
Noted sculptor Glenn Cagandahan explores the nuances of the Filipino family in his latest exhibition, “Pamilya,” at Galleria Nicolas.
Renowned Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor staged “Philippine Skyland,” an exhibit of prints and paintings at the Salon des Délegués, Unesco Miollis building, last April 15.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto Villalon
There aren’t many public places in Manila where people can have fun outdoors, much less places in the city with public art for people to engage with.
The art works of Angelo Toledo-Malanyaon depict the play of colors in underwater images.