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Here are the profiles of the artists who will facilitate the upcoming Sining Silangan ’05: Aurora Summer Visual Arts Fest on May 16-22, 2005 at the Baler Central School and Museo de Baler:

Yuan mor’O Ocampo. Yuan is a multi-media artist who is well-known in the Philippine Art scene as one of the pioneers in the practice of performance art. For two decades, he has brought to the fore Philippine art in Asia and Europe and has performed with such luminaries as Yoko Ono, Abramovich and Nielsen. He is the organizer and artistic director of the Philippine International Performance Art Festival and the Live Art Movement Philippines. More recently, he represented the country in the Odense International Art Festival in Denmark in 2004 and in Sydney, Australia, 2005. He studied at the University of the Philippines and in Bandung College of Art in Indonesia. (click here for the Google results on Yuan mor’O Ocampo.)

Soaring High by Noel Pama

Noel Pama. Noel Pama’s art practice range from painting, sculpture, mixed media and digital art. As an active member of the Art Association of the Philippines, he has garnered top prizes in national painting competitions, most recent of which are first place in Webgising digital art contest and Best Entry for digital art in the Art Association of the Philippines’ annual competition. He now divides his time between family life and art production, managing a design firm of his own. He had his training at the Philippine College of Arts and Trade. (click here for the Google results on Noel Pama)

Siyesta by Jeho Bitancor, 1995

Jeho Bitancor. Jeho is a native of Baler, Aurora. His interest in art started at an early age, a fascination he still pursue at present as a multi-media artist. He is basically a painter and designer who is now engaged in Performance and Installation art. He was awarded several times for his paintings and graphic art works and has represented the country in international art events. He is presently involved in NGO work as a creative consultant for cause-oriented groups. He studied at the University of the Philippines and had a brief training at the Art Students League of New York. He lives and works in Quezon City. (click here for the Google results on Jeho Bitancor.)

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Let your creative juices flow this summer!

Join the

Sining Silangan ’05
Aurora Summer Visual Arts Fest
May 16 – 22, 2005
Theme: “Laya ng Diwa’y Pasibulin, Yamang Likas Kalingain”

This event is open to all interested students, out-of-school-youth, and professionals (those engaged in other professions). If you think you’ve got what it takes to be one of the 50 select participants, just submit 5 of your works (2 old, 3 recent) for screening to: Mrs. Rosanna Querijero, Aurora National Science High School on or before April 29, 2005. An appointed panel will select the participants based on merit. Participants will have the chance to exhibit their works at the Museo De Baler.

For inquiries please contact: Ariel 09202411559 or Joseph 09215413720, or you can email batangbaler at gmail dot com.

A project of the Aurora Provincial Government

Jeho Bitancor Exhibit in New York

A Fine Arts graduate of the University of the Philippines in 1982, who also attended painting lessons at the Art League of New York in 1997. He is a multi-awarded artist in the Philippines and a Freeman Foundation Asian Artist’s Fellowship Awardee of Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, U.S.A. and a silver medalist in the Second Biennial World Children’s Exhibition in 1983 in Kanagawa, Japan.Bitancor has had group shows in the GSIS Art Museum and the National Art Museum of Malaysia and Singapore and many solo shows in the Philippines. He is the founder and current president of Baler Art Group which conducts free art workshop for children in the province of Aurora, Quezon. He represented the Philippines to different art forum in Singapore; Brisbane, Australia; and New Delhi, India. Presently, he is the Art Director and Graphic Designer of Caritas Manila.

His works are on exhibit from 04 to 15 October 2004 at the Philippine Center on 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.