Jeho Bitancor – Squalid Splendor

Squalid Splendor, Jeho Bitancor's One Man Exhibit At ArGelileia, BGC.
Squalid Splendor, Jeho Bitancor’s One Man Exhibit At ArtGelileia, BGC.

Our kababayan Jeho Bitancor is having a one man show titled Squalid Splendor at Art Galileia, 2nd Level, Fort Pointe Bldg, 28 St., Bonifacio Global City. The show will run until September 18.

From the Art Galileia FB Page:

Based in New York, his geographic location has not stopped distinguished artist Jeho Bitancor to mount a stunning collection that once again demonstrates not only his artistic and visual prowess, but his intellectual and philosophical nature as well. It is this combination of these two, the union of the tangible with the intangible, that embodies the marriage of form and substance.

“Squalid Splendor,” represents Jeho Bitancor’s visual exploration of the duality of our existence. He puts on canvas the contradiction between the reality which we strive for, in contrast with the reality which we actually live in.

For his latest collection Jeho Bitancor, wants to bring a message of hope and renewal, that comes with the realization that, “We all have the right to exist with dignity and not tolerate false values and venerations in the guise of ‘progress and development’.”

Jeho Bitancor is a Cultural Centre of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awardee of 2006, who has exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, USA, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Trained in the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (1984-1992), and the New York City Art Student’s League (1997), Jeho has won several awards and distinctions, and is collected by the Singapore Art Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Aurora Provincial Government, Museo de Baler, as well as several private collections.

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Kuli-Kuli Adventures

Trek to Kuli-kuli.
Trek to Kuli-kuli.

A couple of weeks ago I got a tip from fellow photographer Jaymar about this other waterfalls in L. Pimentel, so we planned to go there and take pictures. I also decided to have a brief detour to Banju Springs in Brgy. Real, a tourist destination with very few online presence. So I posted an announcement in the Aurora Camera Club FB page about the trip and some group members responded. The date was set to Sunday, September 1. The meeting place was at the Quezon Park and I went there early to chek what’s new at the Museo de Baler – nothing. I saw Von and Mato waiting for me when I got out of the museum. There’s also Eddieboi but he’s just there for a quick meet and greet because he can’t come. We took off in our motorcycles a little after 10 am, had a brief stop at Caltex for provisions and fuel then off we went to San Luis. At Disalet Bridge, Rey and Jaymar and his friend were waiting for us. A few more chit-chats then off we go.

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