Art, Artist Talk / Walk-Through, Lobby, UP Vargas Museum, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Artists’ Talk: Panel Collective

Artists’ Talk
Melvin Calingo, Joanah Tinio-Calingo, Michael David and Jon Zamar

In line with the exhibit
PANEL COLLECTIVE

15 May 2009 (Friday), 11:00 AM
The Lobby
UP Vargas Museum

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The UP Vargas Museum will hold an artists’ talk by Melvin Calingo (Pasig, Destiny’s Hand), Joanah Tinio-Calingo (Cresci Prophecies), Michael David (Kubori Kikiam), and Jon Zamar (Digmaang Salinlahi), members of the group Panel Collective. This is in line with the exhibit of the same title, Panel Collective, at the Edge Gallery. The talk is scheduled on 15 May 2009 (Friday), 11:00 AM, at the Lobby of the Museum.

Calingo, David and Zamar worked for the Culture Crash Comics (CCCom), a bi-monthly comic anthology that featured anime-style stories and characters until the release of its last issue in 2004. Currently, Calingo draws Destiny’s Hand for the Seven Seas Entertainment, an American Manga Publisher. Meanwhile, Zamar, David and Tinio-Calingo continued the operation of their independent Point Zero Comics that publishes their titles Kubori Kikiam, Cresci Prophecies and Digmaang Salinlahi.

The group will give an overview on the comic book industry in the Philippines, and share experiences in creating comics both locally and internationally.

Admission is FREE. For reservations and inquiries, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024, 929-1925 (telefax), 0929-8567909 (mobile), or send an e-mail at vargasmuseum@gmail.com. The Museum’s official website may be viewed at www.vargasmuseum.org.

Panel Collective is on view at the Vargas Museum until 28 June 2009.

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It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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