Art, Exhibit, Lobby, South Wing Gallery

Everyday Filipino Heroes | Dekalogo

EVERYDAY FILIPINO HEROES
15 April to 31 May 2010
G/F Lobby and West Wing Galleries

Opening Cocktails on
1 May 2010, 4pm
G/F Lobby and West Wing Galleries

The Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), in cooperation with the Vargas Museum, and with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), launches two major exhibitions that serve as artistic contributions to the goal of promoting free and meaningful elections in the Philippines in May 2010.

In Everyday Filipino Heroes, emerging and senior artists participate with works that send a collective message about the role of the electorate in free elections, one that is critical and discerning, and therefore heroic, never needing to be taken by saviors and messiahs of change.

Images of their original works will also be used for outdoor banners that will line the University’s renowned acacia-sheltered Academic Oval, and create a parallel public art exhibit that engages in a relaxed and non-intimidating environment. At the end of the exhibition, the banners will be recycled and transformed into one-of-a-kind tote bags, the proceeds from which will be donated to support selected charities, as well as other CANVAS initiatives to promote greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment.

Everyday Filipino Heroes will open simultaneously with Dekalogo, where ten Salingpusa artists including Elmer Borlogan, Manny Garibay, Anthony Palomo, Karen Flores, Jose Santos III, Cris Villanueva, Jim Orencio, Tammy Tan, Neil Manalo, and Ferdie Montemayor reflect on Apolinario Mabini’s The True Decalogue. Written to accompany Mabini’s draft of a constitution for the new Philippine Republic, The True Decalogue outlined his “ten commandments” for Filipinos, and was framed to meet the needs of Filipino patriotism for all time. Indeed, the words resonate and remain relevant even today.

Each artist was assigned one commandment to interpret a thought-provoking 5 feet by 4 feet artwork. CANVAS will then design ten posters incorporating Mabini’s words and the artists’ images, and capped with a message for Filipinos to “Vote Wisely”. These posters will be made available as high-resolution files, and downloadable for free on the Internet, so that it can be printed, or handed out as flyers for even more people to see and consider, or simply collect.

Everyday Filipino Heroes and Dekalogo exhibitions will run until 31 May 2010.

For more information, please contact the Vargas Museum at numbers 928-19-27, 981-85-00 loc. 4024, or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. The official webiste may be viewed at http://www.vargasmuseum.org.

You may also contact Gigo Alampay of CANVAS at 0917-890-6160 (mobile), or send an e-mail to gigo@canvas.ph. For more information about CANVAS, please visit http://canvas.ph

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

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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Devour | Fish Talks is a roundtable discussion among humans on anything about fish, from experiential, anthropological, ecological, scientific, or philosophical perspectives. The activity is open to public participation at the 3F North Wing Gallery of Vargas Museum. Participants are enjoined to bring and sit on their own chairs during the discussion. The chairs can be received by the museum prior to the day and may be kept with the participants' consent as part of the "Fish Talks" artwork until 1 December.

For this event, we invited Dr. Rhodora Azanza, and Dr. Arnel “AA” Yaptinchay.

Dr. Rhodora Azanza (fondly known as The Red Tide Lady) is a Professor Emeritus at the Marine Science Institute, and first woman Dean of the College of Science, University of the Philippines. She is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and she was among the eleven awardees honored by the UP Alumni Association with Lifetime Distinguished Achievements in 2013. She received the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research/ Julian A. Banzon Medal for her projects that aimed to develop technology for the detection and mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) or red tides in 2014. She was presented with the 2015 Pantas Award by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and served as the former Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Linkages), and the director of the Office International Linkages of the university. 
Dr. AA Yaptinchay has been involved in marine biodiversity conservation in the Philippines for over twenty years. He is the director and founder of the conservation NGO, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines after having worked with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau as a biologist and WWF-Philippines as their Species Conservation Program Director. He has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of the Philippines and earned his Master’s Degree in Aquatic Tropical Ecology from Bremen University, Germany. Devour | Katti Sta. Ana at the 3F Galleries runs until 1 December 2017. For tours, please send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. We will have two activities at the exhibition next week. Check our Facebook for more details. ADVISORY: The museum will be closed on Monday as usual, and on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the ASEAN 2017 non-working holidays. We resume operations on Thursday, 16 November. We thank Dr. Judy Taguiwalo and Renz Lee for Green Go Home: The Necessity of Protest yesterday. Lisa Ito will be moderating another conversation, Green Go Home: From Aklasan to Bungkalan with Angie Ipong and Iggy Rodriguez next Friday, 17 November. Grrrl Gang Manila joins the Green Go Home project through a Grrrl Meet #5! on 18 November. Please check the event pages for updates and resources. DEVOUR by Katti Sta Ana is on view at the 3F Galleries until 1 December 2017. We thank everyone who attended the evening reception. The exhibition at the Vargas coincides with Paglulual International Ceramic Art Project 2017 at the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

The evening reception was graced by a performance by Boyet De Mesa and Rabu Barroco based on the Sta. Ana's Dog-Eat-Dog pieces. 
Other activities for the show:

21 Nov, TUESDAY, 9am-5pm

Collaborative wall drawing session at the Dog-Eat-Dog area of North Wing Gallery with Manuel Heraña, Boyet Montejo, Ritchie Rodulfo, and Kevin Roque (selected UP College of Fine Arts freshmen)

24 Nov, FRIDAY, 2-4pm

FISH TALKS: a roundtable discussion of humans on anything about fish from experiential, anthropological, ecological, scientific, or philosophical perspectives. This is open to the public. Participants are enjoined to bring and sit on their own chairs during the discussion. The chairs can be received by the museum prior to the day and may be kept with the participants' consend as part of the Fish Talks artwork until 1 December, as symbols of persons' stakes on the issue. 
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Artist Apprentices: Pam Quinto, Jezzel Lorraine Wee, Raffy Ugaddan, and Raymond Escoto Carlos

Artist Volunteers:

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