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"FRAGMENTS of Life," by Berna Quibal

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Sena workshop exhibit

"FRAGMENTS of Life," by Berna Quibal
“FRAGMENTS of Life,” by Berna Quibal

THE F.B. SENA Art Workshop participants present “Art from the Heart,” a group exhibition ongoing until Sept. 26, at the Philippine Heart Center, Gallery, East Ave., Quezon City.

 Macatangay at Aura

"HORSE I," by Wes Macatangay
“HORSE I,” by Wes Macatangay

“Two of Us: Mom and I” is a joint exhibit by 13-year-old artist Wes Macatangay and his mother Malou. The show is a creative collaboration with over 30 colorful acrylic pieces.

The exhibit is on view until Sept. 15 at Art Elements Asian Gallery in SM Aura.

Wes captures landscapes bedecked with flowers and foliage, valleys with dark blue mountain ranges, streams lined with blooms and pathways with ethereal sky. A few pieces show seascapes with sail boats adrift and cityscapes of skyscrapers and solid structures. One surprise subject is the horse that Wes captures in mid-gallop in numerous multi-hued canvasses. Malou, on the other hand, paints caricatures of female pop icons like Madonna and sexy animated cartoon character Betty Boop.

 Art Elements Asian Gallery, 3/F, SM Aura Premier Mall, Bonifacio Global City. Call 5199683; [email protected]

 L’arc en Ciel artists at Ayala

"SAMPAYAN," by Alfred Galura
“SAMPAYAN,” by Alfred Galura

“East Meets West,” an exhibit featuring works by L’arc en Ciel Atelier artists and the Arts Students League of New York ran until Sept. 13 in Ayala Museum.

The artists have emulated the French atelier method patterned after the New York institution’s method of teaching. They created ensembles, a mix of large important paintings and small works.

Art Students’ League of New York artists, who represented the West, were Mia Herbosa, Mark Kevin Gonzales, Yeemee Lee and Jennifer Fairbanks.

L’arc en Ciel artists, who represented the East, were Luna Arguelles, JV Calanoc, Jankarlo Cortez, Ram Skyler de Leon, Alfred Galura, Elaine and Nina Herbosa, Stephanie Honrado, Carla Kim, Connie Quirino, Pilar L. Quiros, Alex Sibug and Margie R. Villonco.

Mallari at A Space

Patti Mallari is holding her first solo, “En Pointe” at the A Space Gallery, featuring her ballet-inspired paintings.

Mallari, who hails from Angono, Rizal,is a descendant of National Artist for the Visual Arts Carlos “Botong” Francisco and National Artist for Music Lucio D. San Pedro.

“En Pointe” runs until Sept. 24.

A Space Gallery is at 110 Legazpi Street, Makati City.

Group exhibit at Duemila


"SIGNAL I," by Juan Alcazaren
“SIGNAL I,” by Juan Alcazaren

Galleria Duemila presents “If Aristotle can’t be your teacher, then you have to teach yourself,” a group exhibition ongoing until Sept. 28.

Participating artists are Raena Abella, Juan Alcazaren, Felix Bacolor, Gino Bueza, Monica Delgado, Nilo Ilarde, Lubin Nepomuceno, Jonathan Olazo, Michelle Perez, Juni Salvador, Hubert San Juan, Angel Ulama and Atsuko Yamagata.

 Galleria Duemila is at 210 Loring St., Pasay City. Call 8319990; visit

Kalinisan at Village Art, Alabang

A PAINTING by Marvin Kalinisan
A PAINTING by Marvin Kalinisan

Filipino family life is the focus of Marvin Kalinisan’s ongoing exhibit, “Anyong Pinoy,” at Village Art Gallery, G/L Home Zone, Alabang Town Center. Exhibit runs until Sept. 20. Call 8507710; e-mail [email protected]

Tam Austria, Other Artists Attend Jun Martinez Exhibit

THE OPENING of the Jun Martinez exhibit
THE OPENING of the Jun Martinez exhibit

Gallery Lienzo in Taguig City mounts a solo exhibit of paintings and drawings by Jun Martinez, “Women.” Gracing the formal opening Pearl Mendoza, Mymy Luxuriaga, Tam Austria, Mary Divine Austria, Charles Luxuriaga, Martinez, Steve Robles and A. Lubatan.