Something wonderful happened last month – an art gallery was opened in Baler. It’s called High Heeled Dumagats gallery and it opened during the Aurora week celebrations. The gallery is owned by balikbayan Diosdado “Dading” Gonzales and located in front of Quezon Memorial Park in Baler where the former Nyza drug house was located. I visited the place two weeks ago and over a couple of bottles of red wine talked with the owner and Mr Noli Guerrero about their plans for the gallery. One early project is the Sobkal Festival of the Arts happening on April 3-5 at the Quezon Park. I will post the details later in this blog. The latest gallery exhibit is called Baler: A State of Mind and features works of the Dimalangat Arts Group and other local artists of the Province. They’re also having an art workshop for kids.
Works of Joel Vedad is currently on exhibit at the Artasia Gallery. The gallery is located at SM Megamall Artwalk, Fourth Floor, Building A. Here’s a snip from Artasia Gallery’s website:
For the next six weeks (ongoing till April 15), our fine arts gallery will be hosting a number of Filipino talents through a noteworthy undertaking of group displays. Among the widely acknowledged painters participating in the running shows are Arturo Luz, Joe Datuin, Ross Capili, Buds Covocar, Anna Deleon, Omi Reyes, Migs Villanueva, Direk Louie Ignacio, Joey Martinez, Joel Vedad,Serafin Maddela,Romel Sampana and others.
Jeho Bitancor was one of the performance artists who had a show last February 21 at the Jajo Gallery in Newark, New Jersey. from the Jajo Gallery blog:
JEHO BITANCOR ia a cultural Centre of The Philippines Thirteen Artist Awardee of 2006, who has exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, USA, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Jeho has won several awards and distinctions, and is collected by the Singapore Art Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, National Commission for Cultural and the Arts, Aurora Provincial Government, Museuo de Baler, as well as several private collections.
and lastly, Rommel Espinosa was the country’s representative in the recently held 16th Nippon Internationa Performance Art Festival (NIPAF 09). The event happened on February 22 to March 9 at Tokyo, Yokohama, Kohnosu and Nagano in Japan. Participants were 12 foreign and 16 Japanese artists.
Rommel’s day job/night job is art director/production designer at GMA7. He was part of of the now retired Nuts Entertainment and is currently involved with Masquerade and the new show Cool Center (every Saturday after Imbestigador).
Akaw goes international!
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