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Please Don’t Disturb Me!

Please Don’t Disturb Me!

Trying to fill up spaces with pastel colors! My job was to assist and refine the edges of the painted tree. Mural painting is surely a meditative activity for everyone to try.

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Launch of Women’s Month 2016 Creek Project

Launch of Women’s Month 2016 Creek Project

Parian Creek, Pasig City (National Women’s Month) – Together with the Pasig City government led by Mayor Maribel and Bobby Eusebio, her city Councilors and spouses, POWER group, Gawad Kalinga, and the Pasig Art Club launched a program that sparks community involvement through rehabilitating and beautifying the creek park along the historic Parian Creek also known as “Bitukang Manok.” The main goal is to make the creek side safe for everyone again.

The program involved a mural painting project completed by different people from all walks of life. It was heartwarming to bring the city officials and community volunteers to work towards a common goal: finish a painting. No matter how imperfect the strokes were and color combinations they used, it still came out beautifully. Imagine what we can accomplish if we have compassion to one another and work as a community!

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It was actually amazing how a few college students have inspired the city officials come up with this idea of rehabilitating the creek side. Gelo Domingo, a graduating college student and his friends brought a camera and started filming the creek side one day. The walk way along the creek side looked like an extension of the houses beside it. People made it their tambayan and inuman. A lot of homeless people slept here and became a snatchers’ haven. The local government saw the video and acted on it. There will be another project like this in other barangays too.

Who says you need to be a politician to help other people? You can make your place a better place! Find programs or even start projects that will benefit you, your community and the environment we live in.

Studio Visit | Danilo Arriola

Studio Visit | Danilo Arriola

It was drizzling on a Monday night when my husband and I went to visit Danilo Arriola in his studio. As if the weather and the stillness of our surroundings aligned for a cosmic mood of darkness and subtle light leading us to his studio. Very ambient and cozy, a collection of fine masterpieces welcomed us from the front door transporting us to 1600’s Amsterdam. JC and I were left with our mouths open in awe.


I brought my samovar and Iranian tea to accompany an intimate spontaneous gathering. A night of random chats, audio speaker recommendations from JC, usual artist rave and rants, and tea appreciation.

This wasn’t the first time I visited the studio but it sure looks different at day time. An evening visit showcases a play of textures and light not only in the paintings, but Danilo’s collection of gizmos and thingamabobs too.

Kuya Dan as I call him is an academy trained painter at The Florence Academy of Art, a chiaroscurist, a fellow fine artist, a good friend of mine, and a jewel tucked in a city called Pasig.

Having been taught uncontested truths, he is now an advocate of classical painting.  Caravaggio, Bouguereau, and Chardin are a few of his influences.  Danilo paints from life, as traditional as his predecessors.  He uses the sun as his source of light.  He translates nature onto canvas by capturing a subject’s vitality and the tone of its surrounding atmosphere. He explores time-tested painting techniques, methods and materials.

 

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Kuya Dan held a show earlier this year at the Artist Space in Ayala Museum. The show was featured at the Philippine Tatler, Philippine Star, and Arts & Culture Division Chronicles.

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To see more of Danilo’s works:

http://pasigartclub.weebly.com/danilo-arriola.html

#DaniloArriola on Instagram

 

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National Women’s Month Celebrated in Art Exhibit

National Women’s Month Celebrated in Art Exhibit

MANILA – With March being National Women’s month, the countless contributions women have made are being honored. Locally, Pasig Art Club in partnership with The Art Gallery of Philippine Heart Center has devoted March to an exhibit called “Heartvest” that focuses on women in harvest.

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“Heartvest” brings together 14 visual artists depicting their expressions and personal experiences of harvesting that each art work shines with different stories to tell. “Heartvest is to increase awareness of women’s role in the society, hence the portrayal of women by the artists which limelights the exhibit.” states Chiqui Eusebio- Ocinar, one of the exhibiting artists.

Pasig Art Club Heartvest Exhibit at Philippine Heart Center
Participating artists: Ace Dimanlig; Jun Montifar; Nestie Enriquez; Alfred Morales; Chiqui Eusebio-Ocinar; Nito Tiongco; Melba Tiongco; Jade Ocinar-Bernabe; Gelo Domingo; Joehan Roxas; Pasig Art Club Honorary Member, Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo and Eric Cachero; Guest artists Rex Avila and Ben Cruz
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Archt Ace Dimanlig for the Opening Remarks
Pasig Art Club
With Jade Ocinar- Bernabe and Miss Tess Dimanlig- Torda
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Elwin De Jesus introduces the Pasig Art Club artists and Honorary Guests of the evening

The cutting of ribbon was graced by the Philippine National Artist for Music, Dr. Ramon Santos; Mr. Ramon Orlina; Ms. Sylvia Amorsolo- Lazo; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig President, Ms. April Amihan Alcazar; together with the Philippine Heart Center’s Archt Rogelio D. Caringal; Pasig Art Club’s Archt Ace Dimanlig and Mr. Manolo Lozada.

Pasig Art Club Heartvest Exhibit at Philippine Heart Center
from left to right: Ms. Sylvia Amorsolo- Lazo; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig President, Ms. April Amihan Alcazar; Dr. Ramon Santos; Mr. Ramon Orlina

This group show is Pasig Art Club’s celebrated 13th year anniversary exhibit as well. “Heartvest” will be on display through Friday, April 10th. More information can be found at pasigartclub.weebly.com

Pasig Art Club Heartvest Exhibit at Philippine Heart Center Women in Harvest National Women's Month
Unveiling of the Donated Artwork of Mr Eric Cachero to the Philippine Heart Center

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Participating artists: Ace Dimanlig; Jun Montifar; Nestie Enriquez; Alfred Morales; Chiqui Eusebio-Ocinar; Jade Ocinar-Bernabe; Gelo Domingo; Joehan Roxas; Pasig Art Club Honorary Member, Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo and Eric Cachero; Guest artists Rex Avila and Ben Cruz. Thank you to Pasig Art Club President Lhen Perez- Cruzat; Elwin De Jesus and Tess Dimanlig- Torda for hosting the opening exhibit program; and Kris Peralta for the Marketing and Advertising materials.