At first, Filipino painter and interdisciplinary artist Bjorn Calleja didn’t pay much attention to NFTs. He simply saw it as a platform for digitally native art. “I felt that it belonged to the 3D artists, creative coders, digital painters and illustrators, etc.” It was his playful experimentation with animation that eventually led him to realize that tokenizing and minting his creations made sense.
Images courtesy of Metrobank Foundation, Inc.
Through her poems, she unveiled her feelings and laid bare her life’s reflections, and for years, kept them from the public’s eyes. Thanks to the cheering and goading of people close enough to appreciate her talent and musings, “Sub Rosa: The Crucifix of a Poet and other Poems” was eventually born of Maria Linda Hanihara, an award-winning creative writer, editor, lawyer, wife and devoted mother to her special child, Mina Ellen.
Photos by Victoria Mortel Flores
Photos courtesy of Anna Tungul, Menchie Vitente, and Vanessa Bautista
On September 16, eight Filipino painters and sculptors were formally recognized in a virtual awarding ceremony and exhibit opening (www.madeartdepot.ph) as awardees of the 37th Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE).
Images courtesy of FB Sena Buenas Artes Group of Artists
Landco Pacific Corp. is making waves in elevating the resort lifestyle experience with the introduction of Club Laiya and CaSoBē (Calatagan South Beach). With its beach town concept, the development company offers the unique experience of living in a resort in both properties designed for the convenience and interest of its investors and residents.
Photos by Raphael Emmanuel V. Kalaw
Photos courtesy of Robert Besana
As the economy was put on lockdown, many workers were displaced from their posts at work. Even those in the academe were not spared from work suspensions and closures, leaving some private schools and colleges struggling to stay afloat.
For true artists, creativity doesn’t stop in quarantine. At the onset, it is a disabling situation, this pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. However, the crippling circumstance fuels artists to harness their strengths and creative juices as they work to maintain their connections to the world that still exists outside their homes. With a strong purpose, there are artists who have been throwing themselves into the fray and making sure that art and artists remain relevant even under the isolating pall of a pandemic.
If you’re up for a sky-high adventure over the metropolis or nearby areas in the south, you can now go for a helicopter ride for that kind of travel experience.
Artwork images courtesy of Julius Legaspi
Artwork images courtesy of Lino Acasio
Photos by Ernestine Marie Cunanan
By Carla Mortel Baricaua / Artwork images courtesy of Julius Legaspi
Another pretty nebula ocean will soon flood the Mall of Asia arena as Winner returns to conquer the stage for its [CROSS] Tour in Manila on January 25. The nebula is deemed to be Winner’s fandom color, a cluster of white, blue, and purple as emitted by its official light stick.
Every generation needs a retelling of history, and this is one story in history that needs to be retold just in time for Rizal Day.
So, the holidays are just right around the corner and you’re up for some staycation time for you and your family.
On its 18th year, Nurture Wellness Village sets its sights on medical tourism and wellness lifestyle
By Carla Mortel-Baricaua
By Carla Mortel Baricaua
Images courtesy of QCinema
Osaka’s warm sunny day was a welcome respite that broke the wet spell from the downpour that we have been enduring for days in Manila. Courtesy of AirAsia that now flies the Manila to Osaka route, our media group went on a three-day sponsored tour that left us dreaming and planning for more adventures in the Kansai region.
By Carla Mortel-Baricaua / Photos by Jaypee Maristaza
By Carla Mortel-Baricaua / Photos courtesy of Uchusentai Noiz PH
By Carla Mortel Baricaua | Photos by Mary Rose Loperez
By Carla Mortel Baricaua
They were so familiar, common even; those everyday scenes that regularly take place around the city. From one image to another, one would wonder and try to figure out what the artist saw and captured through the lines and colors, to decipher what the artist’s artworks meant to him and to his audience. Obviously, he’s an experienced artist whose signature in katakana was a dead give away of his affinity to Japanese culture while in Manila Ukiyo-E: Hidden Beauty exhibit he declares his deep connection to the city’s simple folk and their way of living that leave him in awe every single day.
Coming from the war-torn city of Zamboanga, Marillac Tan, 23, can now be found inside a workshop, busy learning the ropes of traditional embroidery at the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. (ET) in Intramuros, Manilla.
Committed to be a wife and a mom first, she willingly put on hold her artistic journey.
HIS past works have always dealt with the harsh realities affecting children. On his tenth show, full-time visual artist Eric Guazon took a journey into his past and, as a son to his personal hero, ushered his audience into a conversation that invokes tracing back history; about the hard lessons the nation must not forget as we try to define a future that’s free from making the same mistakes.
THE country’s only Visita Iglesia on wheels marked its sixth year as more than 200 cyclists joined Bisikleta Iglesia on April 13. Visita Iglesia is a sacred vow of Filipino Catholics who visit at least seven different churches to pray at every stop during the Lenten season. While others may opt to be transported to the visitation routes, many choose to do it on foot in remembrance of hardship and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Organized by Lima Park Hotel, Bisikleta Iglesia is an adaptation of that sacred vow that enjoins cyclists to a pilgrimage tour.