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The Taimis Project

SCULPTURE by Jerson Samson

Dr. Joven Cuanang and Pinto Art Museum’s latest exhibit opened April 6, featuring the sculptures of Salvador Joel Alonday, musical composition by Nonong Buencamino (performed by Renato Lucas), oratorical piece by Hammed Bolotaulo and bas relief of José Santos III’s “La Misma Duena” by Alab Pagarigan.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Back to teaching, Dr. Joven Cuanang says medicine is about understanding humans

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The good doctor (rightmost) with Annie Sarthou and National Artist BenCab at his retirement tribute dinner, “Roast Toast or Boast,” at St. Luke’s last Dec. 12. PHOTO BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, newly “liberated” from being medical director of St. Luke’s Medical Center—he retired last December after 10 years on the job—saunters easily through the lobby of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, like a man with time on his hands.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Soap operation


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“GOING BACK TO ROOTS.” Kawayan de Guia’s chair tries to rediscover traditional mountain cures. The carved bulol on the body of the wheelchair absorbs illnesses caused by bad spirits. (Unfortunately, the artist, who is 6 ft tall, has sat on it so you can hardly see the chair.)

Nicole gave me a pieceof coral-colored soap (Dior), in a sculptured container. It smelled good, mmmmmmm. It took months of agony to decide to use such an expensive soap, it seemed just too good for li’l ole me.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The latest wheels


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Dr. Joven Cuanang and I are pleased to report that the Apolinario Mabini sculptural wheelchairs are coming along nicely. These labors of love are slated for a small art parade on Apolinario Mabini’s birthday on July 20, which also coincides with Rehabilitation Week.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Please don’t rain on our parade


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“ANGHEL BULILIT,” by Aba Dalena. Wheelchair for a child will be studded with soft
sculptures and a pair of angel wings.

Dr. Joven Cuanang and I are pleased to report that the wheelchair project that we embarked on has gained ground. Out of the target of 17 to 20 embellished wheelchairs, we have received sponsorships, partial and full, for 11. Names will be released when Doc is back from his, ehem! Paris jaunt.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Expanded museum highlights Dr. Joven Cuanang’s Philippine art collection

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THE PINTO Gallery expansion incorporates a bell tower overlooking By Raoul J. Chee Kee the central garden. PHOTOS BY JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

Hidden in a subdivision in faraway Antipolo, a museum showcasing the works of upcoming artists has gradually expanded through the years. The latest addition at the Pinto Art Gallery is a house with a central garden designed in the California Mission-style. Three connected hallways look out into the garden named after the owner’s late sister, [...]

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The sad end of a hero


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When someone told Dr. Joven Cuanang that I had held my own wake, he said, tongue-in-cheek, as usual, “Tell her if she decides to ascend, I will supply the crane and the choir. I’m serious.”

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How Antonio Leaño –gardener, painter, polymath –found his art and built a world-class museum

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Headless figures and wild horses, roiling in chaos, seemed to express the human condition with violent directness. Titled “U-Turn,” this monochromatic mural, an allusion to the Apocalypse, became a turning point for artist Antonio “Tony” Leaño. It won him first prize in the first Metrobank Foundation National Painting Competition in 1988.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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