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May 31, 2012

Ramon Orlina's Creation @ the Power Plant Mall dubbed as " Brilliance"

World renowned glass sculptor Ramon Orlina pays tribute to Philippine Independence Day by mounting an exhibition of his latest creations starting June 12, 2012 at the Powerplant Mall.

May 30, 2012

Philippine Senate Honors Felipe de Leon Sr.

SENATE ADOPTS RESOLUTION NO. 771: Photo shows (from left to right) Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III, National Commission for Culture and the Arts chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr., Senator Loren Legarda and Senate Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada after the Senate adopts Resolution No. 771, honoring the late national artist for music Felipe Padilla De Leon Sr. who served the nation with utmost dedication, championing the cause of nationalism thru the consistent use of folk and ethnic themes in his musical compositions, thus reflecting the aspirations of the Filipino people for a genuine national identity. Felipe Jr. receives the recognition.

CCP Calendar of Events in June 2012

Category: dance
Ballet concert
Date & Time: 2 June at 6:00 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
(CCP Main Theater)

In His Time - Art Exhibit of Rodel Buban

Flyleaf Project and Buban’s Art presents “In His Time”, a solo art exhibit of pastor and artist Rodel Buban.

Derived from the word “Kairos” meaning the Right Time, the artist believes that God’s Time is always the perfect time, thus the title “In His Time” for his upcoming exhibit.

May 29, 2012

Masters of Illusion Live in Manila

Magic! Excitement! Spectacle! Suspense! A touring magic show based on the award winning TV series. The show will be seen nationwide and internationally.

Over half a dozen renown performers - from daring escapologists, eye-popping illusionists and amazing quick-change artists to exotic wild animals and beautiful dancers - all LIVE.

May 28, 2012

Ang Bagong Harana Re-Run @ RCBC Plaza Makati

Due to insistent public demand, "Ang Bagong Harana" will have a re-run on June 7-10 at the Carlos P. Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Ang Bagong Harana takes off from the success of Philippine Opera Company’s musical review “Harana” showcasing Filipino music. This time, the emphasis is on Filipino’s relationship to history, faith, nature and nationhood. No longer bound to the usual divisions of lowland, cordillera, Muslim, folk and colonial experiences.

May 27, 2012

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys Live in Manila

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades.

The votes are in and the fans have spoken, picking their all-time favorite tracks by New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys for NKOTBSB, the ultimate pop collaborative album for the ages, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

May 26, 2012

World Stars of Ballet At Aliw Theater

Ten acclaimed principal dancers from some of the most respected international dance companies converge for the first time on Philippine stage in a one-of-a-kind show.

Presented by Ballet Manila and Manila Broadcasting Company, in cooperation with D & D Art Productions, the show is scheduled on June 8 and 9.

Chris Botti Live in Manila - The Grammy Winning Instrumentalist

Look who's back for a captivating encore. Radio High 105.9 FM presents "Chris Botti Live in Manila" on June 19, 2012 at 8:00pm.

The Grammy-Winning instrumentalist returns with his amazing band for an enchanting night of music.

Ticket Prices:

VIP: P7500
Premiere Center: P5500
Premiere Left/Right: P4000
Deluxe: P3000
Balcony Center: P2000
Balcony Left/Right: P1000
Upper Balcony: P500

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Newport Performing Arts Theater
Resort World Manila

Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Cybertourism Zone
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday June 19, 2012 8:00 PM

May 25, 2012

17th Graphic Expo, 3rd Photo-Video and the 9th Print Tech Manila 2012

A must see and attend event for creative professionals (photographers, videographers, graphic designers, layout artists, etc.) and printing/publishing businessmen is slated on June 14-16, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center.
The annual 17th Graphic Expo, 3rd Photo-Video and the 9th Print Tech Manila 2012 will display wide-array of state-of-the art equipment, machineries, hardware, software, services and total solutions in imaging, photography, video, publishing and printing exhibition. It is a marketplace that connects trade buyers, decision makers, businessmen with leading suppliers and service-providers in the industry.

Ernest Concepcion's Solo Exhibit at Blanc Gallery

Brooklyn-based Philippine artist Ernest Concepcion maintains his fascination for conflict-based imagery in his solo exhibit at Blanc Gallery.

In his past series of ink drawings called “The Line Wars”, for instance, it was highly evident that he waged battles even with his chosen materials. Different surfaces (paper versus acetate) and different drawing instruments (pencil versus Sharpie) emphasized the war theme, resulting in unusual clashes between rednecks and aliens, Sasquatches feasting on campers, and others.

"Noli Me Tangere" Opens in USA

Felipe de Leon's Opera "Noli Me Tangere" Opens in USA, May 26

KGB Productions and da Corneto Opera present the American premiere of a rare masterpiece opera titled Noli Me Tangere by Philippine's National Artist for Music Felipe de Leon at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 7 pm, and Sunday, May 27, 2012, at 3 pm.

May 24, 2012

Andrea Veneracion International Choral Festival 2013 in Manila

MANILA, 2013
August 7 – 11, 2013
Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is pleased to announce the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila, 2013, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, a resident company of the CCP.

Jose Rizal - Through A Looking Glass

Featuring works by Zeus Bascon, Francis Commeyne, Fernan Escora, Francisco Guerrero, Jacob Lindo, Lee Paje, Don Salubayba, Carina Santos, Luis Santos, Erik Sausa, Shireen Seno, Louie Talents and Clairelynn Uy.

This May, a month before it officially ends, Manila Contemporary attempts to reconstruct this tower by introducing our national hero on more relevant and relatable grounds, as a human being. Without discrediting his achievements, this exhibition intends to create a more rounded perspective of Rizal.

The Philippine Dance Community Year 2

Witness the Philippine Dance Community gather as one on a special night as Big Shift Creative Centrale, in cooperation with Rocketeer, Inc., present Nesh J’s Unity in The Dance Community Year 2, happening on May 31, 2012.

The brainchild of Nesh Janiola (whose dance career highlights include performing for various top-rating shows of ABS-CBN, TV 5, and GMA TV Networks, music videos, major concerts, social and corporate events; being the resident dance teacher and stage director for ABS-CBN Star Magic Dance workshops; being a member and one of the choreographers of the country's finest and pioneering dance groups, Hotlegs; being the member, choreographer, and managing director of the fast-rising dance group, Next.Ep; and being the head choreographer for Big Shift) and Rocketeer Inc (one of the youngest but most capable events, management and production companies in the Philippines), this event was organized for the dance community to share a special night where they can gather as one to celebrate the one thing that they love the most, dance.

After last year’s successful gathering of the country’s finest dancers and dance groups, they are back to give you more. Smashing performances and moving, inspiring numbers await the audience as twelve of the country’s premier dance groups perform on stage to share their talents and passion for dance. Groove with your favourite dance crew, learn from the other crews and be amazed at the level of dance that the Philippine Dance Community continues to maintain and improve every single year. If that’s not enough for you, then we dare you to join the night’s special dance showdown and prove that you have what it takes to be one of the country’s elite dancers.

Are these still not enough for you? Watch out for the special numbers from our surprise guests that will surely have you busting a groove out of nowhere and dancing in your place in no time at all. This night promises to make you feel that indeed, the Philippine Dance Community grooves as one and moves as one.

Contact Details:
For more information regarding this coming event, please check our Facebook pages: Big Shift Creative Centrale, Rocketeer Inc. and Nesh Janiola
Big Shift Creative Centrale Dance and Kinetic Arts Studios
3rd Level, Big Shift Creative Centrale Dance and Kinetic Arts Studios
A. Venue Suites
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Thursday May 31, 2012

May 23, 2012

Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members Seminar

CCP hosts Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members, May 25-26
The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the US Embassy of Manila, is organizing the Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members seminar on May 25-26 at the CCP Little Theater.

Board members, Executive directors, chief executive officers, artistic directors, and heads of arts and cultural Institutions, as well as arts managers and business sector advocates, are invited to attend this event.

Karen Hopkins, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music from New York, will be the guest resource speaker. Hopkins has been with BAM since 1979 and was responsible for presenting cutting edge performances and breakthroughs largely supported by donations from individuals and corporations.

Lecture on Trends and Innovation in Philippine Contemporary Art

Jeannie Javelosa, curator of the Yuchengco Museum, will give a public lecture on “Trends and Innovation in Philippine Contemporary Art”.

Free with museum admission, the talk is second under the museum's Culture and Development program, a lecture series exploring local culture, art, design, and heritage to help promote Filipino identity.
In relation to the ongoing exhibit Somewhat Different: Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention, the talk is an overview of trends in Philippine contemporary art - from the Modernist tradition of the late 1950s to the present day - focusing on the innovations of our Filipino artists in technique, style, and material as they broke away from the previous generation.

Jeannie Javelosa is a writer and visual artist: she is an awarded printmaker and editor of the landmark book Art Philippines. She was an active art critic in the late 1980s and 1990s, with a weekly column in a daily newspaper and published articles in art journals and magazines in Southeast Asia and Australia.

On the same day prior to the talk, Writer's Block Philippines (WBP) is offering "Writing the Trends Piece: A Workshop on Feature Writing about Design and Innovation." A workshop fee of P2,000 applies.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, please call (63 2) 889-1234 or email:
Yuchengco Museum
RCBC Plaza

RCBC Plaza - Tower 1, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Salcedo Village
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00 PM

May 22, 2012

NCCA Launched Mamayog: Samaon Sulaiman's CD/Book Set

On the occasion of the first death anniversary of Manlilikha ng Bayan Samaon Sulaiman, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) launched “Mamayog: the Music of Samaon Sulaiman” at the NCCA Tanghalang Leandro V. Locsin last May 21, 2012.

“Mamayog” is a set of audio recordings and a 300-page book containing transcriptions of these recordings and a monograph about the Maguindanaon kutyapi, published by the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Secretariat.

Samaon Sulaiman was conferred the title, Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure), in 1993 for keeping alive traditional Maguindanao kutyapi music against the onslaught of modernity, in accordance with Republic Act No. 7355. This law recognized master folk artists who dedicate their skills to nourish traditional crafts threatened by extinction.

The recordings and book pay homage to the ingenuity of the Filipino traditional artists and Samaon Sulaiman's final legacy to the Filipino people.

In mid 2009, the first phase of the three-pronged project of Manlilikha ng bayan Samaon Sulaiman titled "Documentation of the Different Modes of Traditional Maguindanao Music based on the Kutyapi" was approved by the NCCA.

Archbishop urges boycott of Lady Gaga’s music

Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
MANILA, Philippines—The people should not only boycott Lady Gaga’s concert but should  avoid listening to her music, Lipa, Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said Monday.

“I hope they’ll boycott the concert. It will not teach the young any value, especially Christian country like ours,” the Archbishop told reporters after the Supreme Court Mass which he officiated.

“She is publicly blaspheming Christ.”

Arguelles said that those who believe in Christ and those who follow Him should avoid even hearing anything from Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way concert in Manila will go ahead amid protests from various civic and religious groups.

ELEKTRO KIF by Blanca Li Company

A phenomenon that challenges our vision of contemporary dance! A must see.

The Embassy of France, the Alliance Francaise de Manille and Rustan’s in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines present Electro Kif, the new dance creation of world-renown choreographer Blanca Li and her dancers, on May 30, 8:00 pm at the Little Theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

May 21, 2012

Music and the Arts at the Shang

Pay tribute to every loving and hardworking mom this May at Shangri-La Plaza, as the metro’s preferred lifestyle hub marks the occasion with an exciting line-up of Mother’s Day events and activities at the mall’s Grand Atrium, 2nd Level.

On May 25, 3pm, the Suzuki Music Kids present noteworthy numbers in the Sounds of Summer Concert; while on May 26, 7-8pm, Love Songs on Keyboard serenades mothers and their families, shoppers and mall goers on with piano performances and heartwarming renditions of love songs that will surely touch every music-lover’s soul.

William Beckett, Every Avenue and There for Tomorrow Live in Manila

Let your voices be heard and sing along with the hottest summer pop rock bands of this decade. Together on Independence day, everyone would celebrate a different taste of freedom that only music can bring. William Beckett, Every Avenue and There for Tomorrow Live in Manila on June 12, 2012 at SM North EDSA Sky Dome.

There For Tomorrow

There For Tomorrow made their mark in the music industry following the release of their singles “No More Room to Breathe” and “A Little Faster”. This rock band from Orlando, Florida displayed impressive melodic hooks and strong vocal lines in their songs and exudes confidence in their performance. Hailed by most critics as “a promising band to watch out for’, There For Tomorrow showed even greater promise with the release of their album The Verge in 2011, where the incredibly catchy “Hunt Hunt Hunt” came from.

Every Avenue
This American rock band from Michigan, began making waves after touring with known pop rock bands Hit the Lights, Mayday Parade, All Time Low and The Maine. Their album Shh. Just Go With It reach #27 in the US Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its release. Their single “One More Song” was featured in the TV show The Real World: Hollywood. The band’s upbeat, feel good, almost pop like songs made them very popular with teenagers and young adults. Their music has all the qualities one would expect from artists in their genre - catchy, melodic and relatable. Their latest album Bad Habits showed a much more aggressive guitar play and refined songwriting that’ll make their fans love them even more.

William Beckett
Formerly from the pop punk band The Academy Is…, William Beckett is out to show the world what he can do. With influences like John Mayer and Bright Eyes, he displayed his musical prowess through songwriting and creating memorable records through his old band. With his captivating voice, he never ran out of loyal supporters. With his new album Walk the Talk, he displayed the depth he has as a musician and as a singer and stated that the new album speaks of being true to one’s self, a mantra he lives up to and wishes to share with his fans all over the world.

Catch the explosive trio on June 12, 2012 and prepare for a rocking night at SM North EDSA Sky Dome.

Venue: SM North EDSA Sky Dome

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketnet at (63 2) 911-5555 or SM Tickets at (63 2) 470-2222.

SM City North EDSA

North Avenue corner EDSA
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday June 12, 2012 7:00 PM

May 20, 2012

Le Supplici Contemporary Dance Company Performs @ the CCP

The Le Supplici Contemporary Dance Company of Italy will be in the Philippines for a performance and workshop under the auspices of the Italian Embassy and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Le Supplici will perform at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on May 23 at 8 PM. They will hold a workshop on May 24-26, at 3PM - 7PM at the Myra Beltran Dance Forum Studio.

Exhibit of New Works By Lor and Ed Calma

In line with its 8th anniversary celebration, LRI Design Plaza proudly presents “Lor and Ed Calma: An Exhibit of New Works" showcasing the father and son team of Architects Lor and Ed Calma.

This is the first exhibit that highlights the architectural work of Ed Calma and the sculptures of Lor Calma. The exhibit shows the firm’s experience in diverse building typologies in last 12 years.

May 19, 2012

Bigfish Innovation White 2012 @ The World Trade Center Philippines

Purity. Unity. Seduction. Sensation.” This is the maxim of Bigfish Innovation White. Clearly, at this party, you’re in for one heck of a musical ride.

Bigfish and Freedom Music present Bigfish Innovation White 2012, the country’s biggest musical congregation of white-clothed clubbers, happening on June 23 at the World Trade Center! This year’s lineup is a who’s who of the most promising acts in electronic music today: Cosmic Gate, Myon & Shane54, Bobina, and Emma Hewitt, who are joined by Bigfish’s John Paul Lee and Chris Raeuber.

Theater Workshop for Kids & Adults @ International School Manila

Children 7-12 years old--Taught by Ms. Sarah Purdue, of the International School Manila (ISM), whose specialty is Children’s Theatre.

This workshop is for enhancing your child’s theatricality. Also, through mime & improvisation, participants will develop further their communication & problem solving skills, in a positive environment.

May 18, 2012

Virgin Labfest at the CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the staging of the Virgin Labfest, a festival of new plays (untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged) by emerging and well-known playwrights to be held from June 27 to July 18, 2012 at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute with 3pm and 8pm shows.

Ayala Museum - One Day Free Admission

In celebration of the forthcoming International Museum Day, guests can come in again for free on May 18, 2012.

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
Ayala Museum
Greenbelt Park

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday May 18, 2012

Contemporary exhibit by Jemina - Mood Swings

Contemporary exhibit by Jemina entitled “Mood Swing” is inspired by the female figure and her different moods. One can say that this collection is as unpredictable as a woman.

Colors are Jemina’s means to communicate her state of emotion and state of mind.

Jemina will exhibit at Gallery Ricco Renzo starting May 18,2012, 6pm with an opening cocktail. The exhibit runs until June 18, 2012.

Contact Details:
For more details, please call Kaye Nuguid at (63 2) 898-2545 or (63 927) 324-4013.
Ricco Renzo Gallery
LRI Design Plaza

Unit 206, LRI Business Plaza
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday May 18, 2012 - Monday June 18, 2012

Filipino Indigenous Musical Instruments Workshop

Filipino Indigenous Musical Instruments Workshop is an exploration for Filipinos to experience their capability to express their thoughts and feelings and to create musical rhythm.

This whole day workshop is an invitation to affirm our innate Filipino creativity as well as reconnect with our ancestral heritage. In a welcoming space, participants will have the opportunity to experience the richness of the Filipino Indigenous culture by learning how to play various indigenous musical instruments from the different parts of the country.

No musical skills required.
Facilitators: Sanghabi & Ginhawa, Inc.

Energy exchange: P999
Limited slots only.
Secure a slot by making an initial deposit.

Contact Details:
For inquiries & reservations, contact (63 915) 295-2826 or email:
ISIS International
Marunong St.

3 Marunong St., Brgy. Central
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00 AM

May 17, 2012

Forbidden Broadway - The Musical in Manila

Those of us who grew up with the little orphan Annie remember her as a freckled, red-haired wisp of a thing in a gingham frock singing about the joys for a better tomorrow. In fact, the girl comes off as such a darling that you can’t help but want to swoop in and adopt her.

Your Guide in Picking What to Watch on Asian Film Festival

The Asia Society Philippine Foundation Inc. brings a new festival to the Shang Cineplex: Asia as Our Society. A selection of films from eight Asian nations will be screening from May 17 to 21. There are a lot of films to get through, and each will only be given one screening. Here’s a guide to help you pick what you’re going to be seeing.

May 16, 2012

Kyoto Art Center: Artist-in-Residence 2013 for Visual Arts

Kyoto Art Center provides Artist-in-Residence programs for emerging artist and art researchers who wish to cultivate artistic creativities in Kyoto.
We call for artists and reserchers in performing arts and visual arts altenately. In 2013, the program is open to the artists and reserchers working in visual arts.

Legacies - Filipino Heritage Festival

May is National Heritage Month, bringing awareness to the immensity of Philippine art and culture. In the visual arts in particular, the country has a long and rich history of immense talents recognized the world over.

These extraordinary visual artists are afforded appreciation from a grateful nation in the form of the title of National Artist for Visual Arts and the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Merit. These unique individuals are representative of the achievements of Philippine visual arts - with long and distinguished careers and practices.

Jack and the Beanstalk By Kids Acts Philippines

In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, Kids Acts Philippines, Inc. proudly presents a special gala performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk” - the famous English classic fairy tale written by Joseph Jacobs.

Jack and the Beanstalk is a story of a young boy who traded his cow for magic beans that have turned out to be a beanstalk growing up to the sky where a giant lived with his golden harp and golden hen that lays golden eggs. Jack and the Beanstalk is the culminating workshop activity of Kids Acts Philippines’ theater program for children from this year’s summer classes dubbed as ‘TheCamp Art’.

May 15, 2012

100th Birth Centennial of Felipe Padilla de Leon

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebrates the 100th Birth Centennial of Felipe Padilla de Leon, National Artist for Music (May 1, 1912- May 1, 2012).  Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 283, declaring May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 as the Centennial Year of National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon. Likewise, the House of Representatives has issued for the same purpose House Joint Resolution No. 25, introduced by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Congressman Neptali M. Gonzales II, Congressman Edcel C. Lagman, Congressman Salvador H. Escudero III, and Congressman Rodolfo W. Antonino.

May 14, 2012

Asian Film Festival @ Shang Cineplex

Shangri-La Plaza, together with the Asia Society Philippine Foundation Inc. and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, unveils the rich cultures of Asia and their compelling stories as it plays host to the first-ever Asian Film Festival, themed Asia as Our Society, to be held from May 17 to 21 at the Shang Cineplex.

Learn Japanese Language & Culture - Nihongo Camp 2012

St. Robert Bellarmine Academy (an educational association for specialized subjects) in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila, invites high school and college students to join the 2nd Nihongo Camp 2012.

Among other things to do at the camp, there will be a Japanese language session, indoor and outdoor games, Japanese crafts, film viewing, onigiri preparation, Japanese songs, haiku writing, and a costumed festival around the campfire! Join us and many other young learners of Nihongo in this annual summer get-together for a fun and memorable learning experience.

All these are offered at a fantastic price of only P990.00 per camper, which includes three meals, accommodations at the campsite, transportation by airconditioned bus to and from the campsite in Dasmarinas, Cavite, and use of the campsite facilities such as the session hall, open field, and swimming pool.

Contact Details:
For more information, please contact (63 917) 843-8131/(0929)623-1975 or ADMU/JSP Tel. 426-6001 loc. 5248 (Mr. Rudy Narciso/Project Head).
Jabez Campsite
Jabez Campsite
Km. 36, Governor’s Drive, Bgy. Sampaloc IV
Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Tuesday May 29, 2012 - Wednesday May 30, 2012

May 13, 2012

Jed Madela in Back to Basics Concert

Check out "Jed Madela in Back to Basics Concert", happening this May 18, 2012 at the Music Museum.

Ticket Prices:
Orchestra Center: P2,575.00
Orchestra Side: P,854.00
Balcony: P1,030.00

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Buy tickets at

Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday May 18, 2012 8:00 PM

Workshop On Writing - An Overview of Art & Design Trends in the Philippines

Renowned writer Oscar Wilde once said in his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, “Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.”

From classic to contemporary pieces, eye-popping designs and innovation inspire a lot of people to write. Colors, textures, materials, origin? There are various points of interest to draw upon even a succinct but engaging account of a design masterpiece.

But how does one write about such creations?

Inspired by the ongoing German exhibit “Somewhat Different. Contemporary Design & the Power of Convention,” Writer’s Block Philippines (WBP) will be holding a workshop on feature writing about design and innovation.

The workshop will be facilitated by Writer’s Block Philippines’ editor- founders Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou, and Niña Terol-Zialcita, together with Yuchengco Museum curator Jeannie Javelosa. It fuses practical knowledge about writing, an overview of art and design trends in the Philippines, and hands-on feature writing and art appreciation exercises to give the participant a starting point for covering themes on art, design, and innovation.

Contact Details:
For details and reservations about the workshop, please email: or call (63 2) 889-1234.
Yuchengco Museum
RCBC Plaza

RCBC Plaza - Tower 1, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Salcedo Village
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:00 AM

May 12, 2012

Workshop on Writing - Write Right Away!

Do you love to write? Do you want to begin to write? Do you want to be better at your writing? hen Write The Way! is the Lifeshop just for you.

It is FOUR HOURS of sheer fun:
*MINDFLEX: hundreds of exercises on word play and vocabulary savvy
*APPE-TEASERS: hundreds of exercises on what to write
*AND THEN WRITE: hundreds of creative stimuli for writing
*POWER WRITING, WORD MUSCLE and ANALOGY ANALYSIS: 50++ exercises on how to write
*WRITER's QUOTES: 200++ encouraging uplifting motivating quotes from the famous writers themselves

PLUS: Your own authographed copy of the book WRITE RIGHT AWAY! as your art book and writing companion.

Facilitator: Pido Aguilar, Jr. (inspirational speaker, writer, life consultant)
Energy exchange: P2000

Contact Details:
For inquiries and reservations, contact (63 2) 340-1214, (63 2) 655-1982, (63 922) 887-1158 or email:
Ripples Books & Gifts Store
Robinsons Galleria

3rd Level, East Wing, Robinsons Galleria
EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00 PM

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