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PPO stages outreach concert in Kalibo
AKLANONS can look forward to a night of music as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) performs in a concert on Nov. 29, 7 p.m., at the Aklan Provincial Capitol, in front of the Godofredo P. Ramos Park, in Kalibo, Aklan. Billed Hala Bira PPO sa Kalibo, the concert will see the PPO, led by Dr. Herminigildo G. Ranera, performing familiar tunes like Mikhail Glinka’s Russian and Ludmilla Overture, Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Camille Sains Saens’ Danse Bacchanale from the opera Samson et Dalila, selections from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, and Ernani Cuenco’s “Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal.” There will be surprise numbers included especially programmed for the Aklanon audience. Three-time Aliw Award winner soprano Gerphil Flores-Libana and tenor and musical theatre actor Arman Ferrer will be the guest performers.
Ayala Museum holds parol workshop
Spend a Christmas SPILL-ed with fun at Ayala Museum decorating a fluid art parol on Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m. (for children ages five to 12) and 4-6 p.m. (teens and adults). Learn the basics of color theory and the paint pouring process, then experiment with your own color combinations to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas lantern. The Let It Flow workshop is open to participants of all ages. It includes basic art materials for participants, access to the museum’s new educational studios, and one museum admission. For details visit the Ayala Museum’s Facebook page.
Salcedo Auctions reveals year-end sale
SALCEDO Auctions’ year-end sale, “Under the Tree: The Wish List” live and online auction, starts at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. It will include several pieces of important Philippine art, a selection of antique furniture, and a suite of jewelry and timepieces, among other collectibles. Notable pieces include an early work from BenCab titled Subway Madonna which precedes his Sabel and Larawan series, Geraldine Javier’s The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil which comes home after being exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and Mark Justiniani’s Morning Glow, a voluptuous nude rendered in the artist’s signature strokes. The watch and jewelry room list includes a diamond-studded Cartier Panthère watch in 18k gold, Patek Philippe’s luxury timepiece Aquanaut Chronograph 5968R in a rose gold casing, and fine pieces by Tiffany & Co. and Bvlgari. In-person preview runs until Dec. 1 at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati before the auction begins the next day. For inquiries, e-mail email@example.com.
Joseph Tecson mounts 16th solo exhibition
ON THE white-washed walls of Galleria Nicolas in Greenbelt, Makati, contemporary artist Joseph Tecson has mounted his bold compositions of energized blooms for his 16th solo exhibition. Quatervois highlights his resonance with flora in his father’s budding flower farm. “I want to represent what my dad did in the farm,” he said, on why the attempt to find a silent retreat goes hand-in-hand with honoring his father. Mr. Tecson learned how to paint during a period of incarceration from 2008-2012. The exhibition’s title is indicative of a turning point in his artistic career, ending a battle with his dark past. It is on view until Dec. 4 at Galleria Nicolas in Greenbelt.
Annie Cabigting paintings at the Met Museum
THE Metropolitan Museum of Manila is currently exhibiting a collection of Annie Cabigting’s paintings. The exhibit, When we look at art…,” contains her signature photorealistic paintings of people looking at art, but it is the first of its kind to showcase her extensive body of work. “Looking at art this way, through photographs and images taken by another viewer, profoundly alters our experience of art,” said Ms. Cabigting, describing her paintings, in her book Something to Do with Art. The exhibition investigates the ways art is experienced, reenacting a viewer’s perspective appreciating art with others. When we look at art… is on view until April 13, 2024, at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
CCP, National Museum set up experimental exhibit
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Museum of the Philippines have teamed up to present a collaborative exhibit titled “Selections from the 21st Century Art Museum (21AM) Collection.” On view on the 4th floor of the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Luneta, Manila, it is a continuation of the CCP’s programs to promote its collection to a wider audience by gathering artworks that seek to outline the early trajectories of Philippine contemporary art from the 1960s to the 1980s. The exhibition consists of two sections — “The Possibilities of Luminance” and “Man and Nature.” The former is anchored on the concept of brightness or luminance as an artistic expression while the latter contemplates visual expressions surrounding human and environment, explored through the works of select National Artists for the Visual Arts. “Selections from the 21st Century Art Museum (21AM) Collection” is on view until November 2024 at the National Museum in Manila. It is free and open to the public.
Theater Fans holds merchandise fundraiser
To help with its operating expenses, the Theater Fans Manila site is selling Playbills and theater merchandise that make for great Christmas gifts for theater enthusiasts. Every item is worth a P500 donation to TFM (except for the Off-Broadway playbill for Here Lies Love, which is worth P2,000). Grab/Lalamove fees will be shouldered by the buyer. The extensive range of Playbills include Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, & Juliet, Chicago, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Next to Normal, Hamilton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Xanadu. There are also official T-shirts from Ang Huling El Bimbo, Rent, Avenue Q, The Vagina Monologues, Carrie, and Beautiful: A Carole King Musical, among others. The list of available merchandise can be found here: List of Playbills (theaterfansmanila.com)