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“NATIONAL Heroes Day,” by Melvin Culaba.

Visual Arts

Dr. Monzon & Florendo at Heart Center; Culaba on ‘Hugot Mode’ at Anna; Buensuceso at Duemila


PHYSICIAN-ARTIST Orestes Monzon and Angelito “Jo” Florendo will hold the joint exhibit “The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep” at the Philippine Heart Center’s The Art Gallery starting Oct. 3.

Monson, head of the nuclear medicine department of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital and a photographer-artist, is teaming up with the celebrated Florendo in exhibiting landscapes and depictions of flora.

Maratas at Village Art



Ronante Maratas held his second solo show “Giants among the Trees” at the Village Art Gallery.

Exhibit featured 12 of Maratas’ paintings. Each piece had his distinct expressionist style with generous paint layers, colors and seemingly rough strokes, which evokes a sense of freedom in the way the artist chooses to handle his paint brushes.

Village Art Gallery is owned by Anton and Sam Lorenzo.

Village Art Gallery is at 1/L, Home Zone, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City.

Call 8507710; e-mail village_artgallery

Culaba at Galerie Anna


“NATIONAL Heroes Day,” by Melvin Culaba.
“NATIONAL Heroes Day,” by Melvin Culaba.


“Hugot Mode,” the 23rd solo exhibition of Melvin Culaba, is on view until Oct. 19 at Galerie Anna.

Inspired by the current buzz word, Culaba, who trained at the UST College of Fine Arts, explore various personal as well as national laments, longings and loss, shedding unexpected light on our fears and follies as a people.

Galerie Anna is at 4/L, The Artwalk, Bldg. A, SM Megamall. Call 0909-5918495, 0936-7139213.

UP artists at Underground

Jojo Serrano and a group of artists from University of the Philippines are mounting their works in the exhibit “A Day in the Life,” ongoing until Oct. 21 at Underground Gallery.

Participating artists are Philip Aldefolio, Bren Admiral, Psalm Astejada, Rain Biglang-Awa, Joven Buan, Dave Cielo, Jed Corral, Kristina Doctora, John Gaño, Lawrence Marcos, Nick Navarro, Therese Nicole Reyes, Jamaica Rosal, Jone Sibugan, Sarah Mediatrix Toraldo.

Underground Gallery is at Makati Square, Makati City. Call 0936-1711993; e-mail [email protected]

‘Unfamiliar Landscapes’

"BINOCULAR," by Jinggoy Buensuceso
“BINOCULAR,” by Jinggoy Buensuceso

“Unfamiliar Landscapes,” a sequel to Jinggoy Buensuceso’s 2014 exhibit “Rebellion,” focuses on mapping the geography of things in time. It opens Oct. 8 at Galleria Duemila.

The artist uses unconventional media like molten aluminum and sand that allows for spontaneity and freedom.

Show runs until Oct. 30 2016.

Galleria Duemila is at 210 Loring St. 1300 Pasay City. E-mail   [email protected] com.

Locsin Jr. at Ayala


Ayala Museum’s DesignTalks lecture series returns on Oct. 8, 3 p.m., with a talk by the architects who led the country’s first ever participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Leandro “Andy” Locsin, Jr., curator of the Philippine Pavilion, will discuss the concept, design, and works created for and found in “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City,” the Philippine exhibit for the Venice affair. He will be joined by his curatorial team composed of architects Sudar Khadka Jr. and Juan Paolo de la Cruz from the Leandro V. Locsin Partners firm.

Ticket is at P225. Call 75982 88 local 35.

Arts and workshops at Sunshine Place

The Sunshine Place celebrated its second anniversary with exhibits featuring works of students in its different art and writing classes such as ceramic acrylic painting, watercolor, Ikebana, memoir writing, discover writing and collage. The celebration was led by Fidel Sarmiento, Camie Bolus, Nenita Tee, Philippe Lee, Felicidad Tan-Sy, Harvey Chua, Rochie Botardo, Rogelio Vinluan, Lizanne Uychaco. Sunshine Place is a venue for adults to live actively through engaging in recreational classes and age-appropriate physical training programs.