Arts & Leisure

Art&Culture (08/09/17)

Posted on August 09, 2017

6 UNTITLED by Franz Marion Vocalan, 2017, 72x60 in., mixed media on canvas

Lecture on book design

BABY IMPERIAL of B+C Design will host Readability and Design, a lecture presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) on Aug. 12, 3 p.m., Rooms 502 and 506 at the First United Bldg. of the FIRST|Coworking Community. Ms. Imperial will discuss the importance of book design, touching on matters such as the selection of fonts to produce a volume that looks timeless or reflects its contents. This sensory aspect engages a reader and enhances the experience of reading to better facilitate the transfer of ideas. B+C Design’s works as theater sets, books, and exhibitions graphic designers have received several awards and nominations. The lecture is held as a complement adjunct to the ongoing The Library of Unread Books show by Heman Chong and Renee Staal, which is an exhibit made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. The seminar is free and open to the public. The First United Bldg. is located at 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila. For details and inquiries, visit

Tribute to Alfonso Yuchengco

THE Yuchengco Museum recently opened a new exhibition as a tribute to its founder, the late Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco (AY). Entitled Bridging Cultures: Select Artworks from the AY Collection, the exhibition showcases selections of Philippine art, Chinese watercolor paintings and calligraphy, and memorabilia and gifts from his personal and corporate art collections. The exhibit is on view at Yuchengco Museum for three months until the end of October. The exhibit highlights Mr. Yuchengco’s most important roles as an art collector, as a Rizalian values advocate, as a diplomat, and as a business leader. On view are works by Filipino masters such as Juan Luna, National Artists for Visual Arts such as Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Manansala, and Ang Kiukok, works by Norma Belleza, Angelito Antonio, Manuel Rodriguez, Sr., and Anita Magsaysay-Ho. Recognizing his Chinese roots, AY has also collected traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphy by artists like Zhang Daquian, Ong Bun Han, Wuwu Fan, Li Yi, and Li Yuan. The Yuchengco Museum is at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati City. For details, call (632) 889-1234 or visit

Vocalan at Kulay Diwa

ON VIEW at Kulay Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art is an exhibit of works by Franz Marion Vocalan. The exhibit, which runs until Sept. 7, is on view at the White Gallery, Kulay-Diwa, 25 Lopez Ave., Lopez Village, Sucat, Parañaque City. Admission is free, and the exhibit is open to the public.

Holiday light tilt

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines and OMNI (Yatai Int’l Corp.) will hold the Holiday Light Installation Competition for its second run in 2017. The competition calls for all interested artists, crafts people, designers, and engineers, jointly or severally, to submit a proposal for an outdoor site-specific art installation at the CCP. The competition aims to find an attractive and inspiring lighting solution to illuminate the CCP Liwasang Asean Park for the 2017 holiday season, using traditional Filipino lantern-making technology. The installation must be innovative and unique, and must reflect the theme of “Paskong Pinoy (Filipino Christmas).” The mechanics and criteria of the competition may be found at the CCP Web site ( The competition is open to everyone over 18 years of age. Applications must be submitted via e-mail by 5 p.m. of Aug. 29. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following: originality and innovativeness, feasibility of the implementation, ties to the theme and to both the CCP and Omni’s institutional mandates, appropriateness to the surroundings and eco-friendliness. Omni, through the CCP, shall provide a grant of P550,000 to produce the winning proposal. For inquiries, call the CCP Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at 832-1125 local 1504/1505, or 832-3702, or contact Phillip at mobile 0906-480-3330, or e-mail

Mañosa architecture exhibit

A TRAVELING exhibit featuring renowned Filipino architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa called Mañosa: Beyond Architecture, is on view until Aug. 17 in the Alabang Town Center and will move to the TriNoma Mall from Aug. 18 to Sept. 9. Mr. Mañosa used Philippine textiles, and building materials, championing Filipino architectural design through his work. The exhibit showcases original drawings, models, and snapshots that chart Mañosa’s prolific career as an architect. Aside from an archive of photographs, vernacular materials, furniture, and interior elements, the exhibition will also explores his other creative pursuits as a jazz musician, toy designer, and craftsman. This exhibit was originally put up in the National Museum of the Philippines earlier this year. The exhibit is organized by Tukod Foundation. For more information, visit