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Free online workshop on mounting 3D virtual exhibits
VIRTUAL Frames, a two-part online lecture and workshop will tackle on how to create and curate 3D virtual exhibitions, with hopes to assist the arts and culture sector as it pivots to the digital landscape amid the pandemic. Artist-educator Wilfredo Offemaria, Jr. will share his expertise on SketchUp, a 3D modelling computer program utilized to mount virtual exhibitions. He will discuss the fundamentals and various techniques of the software, which may be used for architectural, interior, landscape, film and video game design, plus civil and mechanical engineering works. Virtual Frames will guide the participants in the process of organizing their exhibits, from the pre-production process, production proper and post-production evaluation. The tutorial covers the research, planning and writing, exhibit abstract and proposal, timetables and schedules, and logistics as well as the creation of layout, design, collaterals and the launch of the gallery. Mr. Offemaria is currently an instructor at the Design Foundation of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. The pre-production and introduction to Virtual Frames will be held on Monday, April 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., while the workshop on building and curating will be on April 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lectures will be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of Benilde’s Arts and Culture Cluster (https://www.facebook.com/benildearts).
Salcedo Private View’s ‘Istorya Namon Subong: Our Stories Now’
CURATED by Gina Jocson, Salcedo Private View’s “Istorya Namon Subong: Our Stories Now” exhibition features Negrense artists Moreen Austria, Katarina Estrada, Karina Broce Gonzaga, Elwah Gonzales, Erika Mayo, Megumi Miura, Angela Silva, and Josephine Turalba. “Istorya Namon Subong: Our Stories Now” reveals fragments of the artists’ psyche as they each grappled with hope and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibit forms part of the exhibition and public program of Salcedo Private View as part of Art Fair Philippines 2021. “Istorya Namon Subong: Our Stories Now” opens on April 14 and runs until May 8 at the Salcedo Auctions showroom, located at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Ave., Makati City. For inquiries, call 0917-825-7449 or e-mail email@example.com.
Gateway Gallery’s KulturaSerye tackles pre-colonial life in the Philippines
AS PART of the 2021 Quincentennial Commemoration in the Philippines — which marks the 500 years of the first circumnavigation of the world and the arrival of a Western expedition in the country — Gateway Gallery presents the second installment of KulturaSerye: Michael Charleston “Xiao” Chua’s talk “Batek, Bagani, Boxer: Pagsaysay sa Sining ng Ating mga Ninuno.” The talk will retrace the pre-colonial life of the early Filipinos immediately before and during the early years of Western contact. The talk will unravel the distinct lifestyle in the islands through various material manifestations such as tattoos, clothing, ornamentation, and other accessories. Professor Chua of the History Department of the De La Salle University is a historian, academic, and TV personality. The free KulturaSerye webinar will be aired on April 17, 2 p.m., on the Gateway Gallery Facebook page (GatewayGalleryPH). Viewers are encouraged to join and share in the discussion. It will be moderated by UP Los Baños lecturer John Carlo Santos. KulturaSerye does not require pre-registration. Certificates of attendance will be provided to those who complete the webinar. For details about KulturaSerye, contact the Gateway Gallery at 8588-4000 local 8300, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via its social media pages: Facebook (GatewayGalleryPh), Instagram (gateway.gallery), Twitter (gateway_gallery), and YouTube (Gateway Gallery). Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City, located at the 5th Floor of Gateway Tower, Araneta City, QC.
Silverlens presents Eduardo Olbés online exhibit
SILVERLENS is currently holding an online exhibit of works by Eduardo Olbés. Called “i always knew that someday i would be a rockstar.” The exhibit is on view until April 22. Informed by the aesthetic traditions of his Philippine roots, as well as those of the West and Mesoamérica, Mr. Olbés’ oeuvre nurtures a diverse dialogue between various cultures and time periods. The Tepoztlán-based artist’s attachment to natural and ancient elements, from wood to mineral, dictates the direction of his works and forms the cornerstone of his sculptural practice. For his first online exhibition, Mr. Olbés presents two sculptural series: Bulul and Flat Standing. The former set features six busts that reference the indigenous Philippine sculpture, the bulul, while the latter offers a selection of vertical non-figurative sculptures.
Lauchengco holds 2nd kintsugi workshop
UNABLE to perform because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, singer Raymond Lauchengco found solace in sculpture, and held a series of online exhibits of his works last year. In December he started studying the Japanese art of kintsugi — the restoration of broken ceramics in a way that honors their scars. Soon, people started sending him their broken vases and plates for restoration. Then he started to teach. He will be holding the second online workshop, Unbroken, on April 24 2-5 p.m. Students will receive a kit that includes everything they will need to complete two projects. Register for the class through the link: https://ph.sotruenaturals.com/products/unbroken-with-raymond-lauchengco-a-modern-take-on-the-art-of-kintsugi-april-24-saturday-2-5pm
Instituto Cervantes showcases contemporary filmmakers
INSTITUTO Cervantes de Manila is screening online the work of four contemporary Spanish filmmakers this April. The films are being shown through the Instituto Cervantes channel on the Vimeo platform (vimeo.com/institutocervantes) and are freely accessible for 48 hours from their start date and time. This week’s feature film is Mala espina (2001), a short film by Belén Macías, which tells the summer story of a teenage girl who has a huge conflict with her elders. Mala espina is available to screen for free on April 14 and 15 through https://vimeo.com/519059285.