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Three young artists find their groove

Coson poses
in front of her

It’s the eve of the exhibit opening and two of the three young featured artists are still in the midst of deciding which piece goes where.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Enchanted evening of art and fashion

WHEN ArtMeets
Fashion committee:
Roy Gonzales, Agnes
Huibonhoa, Tess
Castro, chair and
president Helen
Ong, vice chair Jaime
Laya, Mimi Valerio,
Betty Chua,Marian

The grand ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel became the convergence of the visual arts and fashion design one enchanted evening in “When Art Meets Fashion,” organized by Society for Cultural Enrichment, Inc. (SCEI) and Ayala Museum.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Modern master Romulo Olazo turns 80 Monday

“NINOY Aquino Parks and Wildlife,” oil on canvas, 1992

Today Romulo Olazo celebrates his 80th birthday. He is one more preeminent Filipino artist whose name has been floated for decades for selection of National Artist for the Visual Arts.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The ‘enabler’ paints again

DETAIL from Fernando’s victorious Darna

When the subject of Gilda Cordero Fernando, writer and serious painter (no matter how she pooh-poohs the sincerity with which she applies herself to the art), comes up, sculptor Julie Lluch and I are one in agreeing on this.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Naming FV Coching new National Artist renders academic the question whether ‘komiks’ illustration belongs to the fine arts


It had to happen again. One was a case of addition, this time it’s subtraction. Five years ago, the controversy over the worthiness of four personages proclaimed National Artists by President Gloria Arroyo stole the thunder from those whose eminent worth was unquestioned.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »