Mind Over Matter at Robinsons Galleria

ROBINSONS Land Corp. once again hosts a painting exhibition, Mind Over Matter, which will be held from Aug. 1 to 15 at Level 3, Veranda at Robinsons Galleria. The works of five abstract artists will be on view: Dennis de Jesus, Dennis Morante, John Tronco, Josep Pascual, and Yel Cast. The artists conceptualized this exhibit to show how thought processes can influence our physical reality or ability to use will power over physical limitations.

Blaan tribal museum gets corporate CSR award

THE Lamlifew Village Museum, the first community tribal museum in the country, recently won the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project in Arts and Culture at the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) Guild Awards. The top tourist spot of Malungon town in Sarangani province, it bagged the award with the support of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Kalikasan which helped craft the museum’s Eco-Cultural Experience for tourists who want to immerse themselves in the Blaan way of life. It also has a National Commission for Culture and the Arts-recognized Blaan School of Living Traditions where the mabal tabih, considered as the crown jewel of Sarangani’s cultural resources, is woven by the members of the Lamlifew Tribal Women’s Association. The community project was also named among the 10 social enterprise awardees of the BPI Foundation’s BPI Sinag Accelerate in 2017, where it received business-incubation training and seed-funding grants. Launched in 2007 at the National Museum, it was also hailed by the Department of Tourism Region 12 as the Best in Tourism Product: Heritage Conservation at the first SOX Awards in 2016.

Gavel&Block auction for first time collectors

GAVEL&BLOCK, a subsidiary brand under Salcedo Auctions specializing in curated sales of art and design for a contemporary audience, will host its Emporium sale on Aug. 10 at the NEX Tower along Ayala Ave., Makati. Inspired by Marché aux Puces de Vanves in Paris, the flea market vendors on Portobello Road, and the estate sales in Connecticut, Emporium focuses on the discerning eye of the inveterate collector. Featuring a diverse range of fine art as well as pieces for the home, Emporium offers works by modern Filipino artists Arturo Luz, Alfonso Ossorio, Vicente Manansala, and Oscar Zalameda as well as pieces from Emmanuel Garibay and Eduardo Castrillo. “We hope to encourage more aspiring collectors to experience the unique excitement and drama you can only get from live auctions,” says Chairman and Principal Specialist, Richie Lerma. “With emporium, not only can they discover modern and contemporary art from local and international artists, they also have the chance to bring the art home to hopefully get started on their own personal collections.” The sale also includes original prints from Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, and Henri Matisse.

Montinola at the BenCab Museum

RECENT works by Jason Montinola will be on view in the exhibit Through the Depths of Space at the BenCab Museum’s Gallery Indigo. The exhibit opens on Aug. 10, 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on view until Sept. 29. The Museum is located at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio. For details visit www.bencabmuseum.org.