By Edgar Allan M. Sembrano
The National Museum of the Philippines is set to open a gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist Vicente Manansala. The works will hang at the new Philam Life Hall Gallery of the National Gallery of Art in the NM complex around Agrifina Circle in Manila.
By Jessica Jalandoni-Robillos
Painter Juanito Torres’ new exhibit at Canvas Gallery and Garden, “Pride and Illusion,” explores the layered fusion of history, facets and influences that make up the Filipino. This dovetails with Canvas’ spirit since the art space has an annual group exhibit exploring artistic discourses on national identity—“Looking for Juan.”
By Marge C. Enriquez
She came to the Philippines to learn how to smile again. After nearly four years of diplomatic posting, Paulina Silva, wife of Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, is leaving the country with happy memories.
At the birthday dinner of Paulina Silva, her husband, Ambassador of Chile Roberto Mayorga delivered a speech showering her with superlatives.
By Alma Cruz Miclat
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.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
A major auction of works of Philippine masters led by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo will be held on March 8 at Salcedo Auctions in Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is billed, fittingly, as the Important Philippine Art sale. Things get going at 2 p.m.
By Jack Teotico
It has been a long journey for Dominic Rubio from his Fine Arts studies at the University of Sto. Tomas to his advertising work, in which at one time he became resident artist of Pearl Farm, the upscale resort in Davao del Sur, and now to his full-time painter’s life.
By James P. Ong
Painter Norberto Carating held his first solo exhibition exactly 40 years ago at Galerie Bleue in Rustan’s Makati.
Fantasy-world building is the basis of Rom Villaseran’s visual art practice. Villaseran’s paintings are influenced by the landscapes of the fantasy novels he read as a high-school student. The artist visualizes these stories through a technique that uses a high level of minute detailing.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Top abstractionist Raul Isidro’s works are stirring visual comments on climate change.
Black and white recalls the visuals of print, the medium with which words race across pages to concretely communicate one’s thoughts.