Tag Archives: arts and culture

September 15, 2016

Panuelo: Lisa de Leon – Zayco unveils new mosaic exhibit



For the empowered woman like homegrown artist Lisa de Leon – Zayco, nothing is impossible. For this artist who waited a full 27 years before finally embracing the artistry in her that could no longer be ignored, this empowerment is made whole and shared with every piece, tile and color that make up her mosaics. Continue Reading


September 7, 2016

León Gallery’s Two Navels: What is Filipino?


Carlos _Botong_ Francisco - Kalantiao at Lubluban

León Gallery’s Two Navels: Deciphering the Identity of Filipino Art and Artists   What makes a Filipino artist? Is it the fact that he/she is of Filipino descent, or is it the style and subject? These questions have concerned the country’s artists and critics for decades. For people like Nick Joaquin, the answers are just Continue Reading

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August 23, 2016

Curatorial Intensive comes to Manila


Responsible for managing exhibits and interpreting contemporary art, curators are key players in the development of artistic and cultural heritage. But art is dynamic, and as such, curators need to continually learn new skills to keep up with the demands of this ever-changing discipline. Knowing this, the Independent Curators International (ICI) is inviting Filipino curators Continue Reading


July 28, 2016

Leon Exchange Online: Leon Gallery’s first ever online auction


Romeo Tabuena - Untitled

They are the keepers of history, the tellers of stories found in the vessels that keep them. And now, they’re online. (Romeo Tabuena – Untitled) Wanting to share the beauty of Filipino culture to a more diverse audience, esteemed gallery Leon Gallery will proudly hold its first online auction on Saturday, July 30, 2016 entitled Continue Reading


July 15, 2016

On Display: The Pearl of the Orient by Clifford Espinosa


Clifford Espinosa 5 copy

Start with this thought: The task of leading a diverse people, scattered over 7,000 more than islands, now rests on the shoulders of our newly sworn-in officials. The burden of nation-building, however, rests on all Filipinos. This is why now more than ever, unity and love for country is paramount. It’s deep food for thought, Continue Reading


July 6, 2016

Things worth doing and places worth visiting this weekend — even though the holiday was moved


We were just as excited as you were about the long weekend until the holiday was moved to today, Wednesday, i.e.: a randomly placed rest day in the middle of the workweek. Don’t let the change of pace (and weather) get you down — Saturday and Sunday aren’t going anywhere, so go ahead and make Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

What makes you Filipino?


awOr perhaps a better question to ask is, what makes you proud to be Filipino? The question and others like it that prompt us to reflect on our culture, heritage and national identity resurface in the days surrounding Independence Day and upcoming Buwan ng Wika celebrations in August. Our welcoming of a new presidency — Continue Reading


June 11, 2016

National Treasures: Actors (and an actress) who played Filipino heroes on PeopleAsia



This Independence Day, PeopleAsia invites you to celebrate one of the most historically significant days of the calendar with these talented thespians who brought some of our beloved Filipino heroes to life on the screen. Alden Richards: Jose Rizal in Ilustrado “I was ready to quit and just focus on my studies. On the day they Continue Reading


June 7, 2016

Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2016 at León Gallery


Andres Barrioquinto - Garden Kiss

León Gallery’s Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2016 this June selects significant works that emphasize extremely sought-after art and artists, as well as noteworthy pieces that have added in vital Filipino identity. A number of prized pieces by renowned masters Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya and Ang Kiukok, as well as modern pieces by Ronald Ventura and Andres Barrioquinto, Continue Reading


Touched by a Hero

chona kasten

By JOANNE RAE RAMIREZ We live in a world molded by our forebears. That we pledge allegiance to a Filipino flag, and are subjects of no foreign country, is a legacy bequeathed by those who lived and died so that we may be free men — albeit too free, sometimes. In less than a week, Continue Reading