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Arts & Culture (02/16/22)

Fernando Roxas shows at Gateway Gallery

IN TIME for National Arts Month, professor and artist Fernando Martin “Nani” Roxas opens his second one-man art show, “Music in Me,” at the Gateway Gallery in Araneta City. More than 20 pieces of art of various genres and media are on display until Feb. 23 at Gateway Gallery’s Small Room. His works are inspired by the Post-Impressionists, Expressionists, and Constructivists from the Western modern art period. A professional educator who enjoys the arts and music, he favors working with acrylic on canvas, mixed media on paper board, pastel on velour, and, recently, gouache on canvas. He also works in three-dimensional art as evident in the exhibit’s solo sculpture, which will be featured on the cover for a tourism book to be published by the University of Sussex and De La Salle University. Mr. Roxas has been teaching Operations Management, Supply Chains, Systems Thinking, and other basic modules in the Degree and Executive Learning Programs of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for over 20 years. He has published internationally in peer-reviewed journals on Sustainable Energy & Tourism. He is also the Executive Director of the Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism, where he develops training programs and research on Sustainable Tourism applications. The Gateway Gallery is on the 5th floor of Gateway Tower in Araneta City, Quezon City. Admission is free. Gateway Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Filipino animator makes Spoliarium move

IN COMMEMORATION of the National Arts Month, a Filipino motion graphics artist has brought Juan Luna’s Spoliarium to life. Mark Cañega, a De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde part-time professor, worked on this project since last year. “The painting has several elements. However, I wished to magnify the piece’s message,” he said in a statement. In the 58-second animation set to the song “Pasiya ng Langit” by opera singer Conching Rosal, the despoiling scene comes alive as deceased gladiators are scavenged for weapons and belongings. To date, his Facebook post has 5,200 reactions and 6,600 shares.

NCCA holds webinar on built space and the pandemic

IN CELEBRATION of National Arts Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts (NCAAA), hold a series of conversations to highlight how creativity in planning, designing, and constructing of built environment can hasten recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. With the theme “Creativity as a Catalyst for Recovery,” the four-part webinar series, “Saan Ka Lulugar,” promotes culture-based and gender-responsive planning and design of public and private spaces by discussing creative innovations in planning and design. The webinar series’ second session on Feb. 18, 2 p.m., will focus on public art spaces; the third session, on Feb. 25, 2 p.m., will focus on continuing community projects in the time of quarantine; and the fourth session, on March 4, 2 p.m., will focus on creative innovations. Register at http://bit.ly/SaanKaLulugar2022. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/NCAAAexecon.

Group show at Silverlens

SILVERLENS gallery will present the group showResonant Earth,” Feb. 22 to March 26. It will feature works by Joseph Gabriel, Hanna Pettyjohn, and Pam Quinto. The exhibition takes its cue from a 1961 essay by painter Fernando Zobel de Ayala titled The First Philippine Porcelain. The essay historicizes the porcelain manufacturing company La Porcelanica which was founded by the painter’s father with the help of Japanese industry experts, and which facilitated the training of Filipino apprentices. The exhibition in this sense proposes an interfacing of the artistic, art historical, and the curatorial to speculate on ceramics as contemporary form — able to problematize its own artistic history and suggest its trajectories. The artists work in Manila, London, Dallas. Silverlens will also be showing Chati Coronel’s new works in an exhibit calledInner Constellations” which will run from Feb. 22 to March 10. The gallery is located at 2263 Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City. For details call 8816-0044, e-mail info@silverlensgalleries.com, or visit www.silverlensgalleries.com. The gallery is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PETA Theater holding acting workshops

PHILIPPINE Educational Theater Association (PETA) will hold workshops for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults from May 23 to June 10. The courses being offered are Creative Play for small and big kids, Children’s Theater, Acting for Teens, Musical Theater for Teens, Acting for Beginners, Acting for Screen, and Creative Musical Theater. To register, visit www.bit.ly/PETAWorkshopKids, and www.bit.ly/PETAWorkshopTeensAndAdults. For inquiries, contact Betita at 0926-406-6858, or at betitasarmiento@petatheater.com.