Cultural shorts: art exhibitions, bonsai exhibition, etc.

MANILA — Here are a few events that might be of interest to art and culture lovers.

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Robinsons Land’s ARTablado has established a base at Robinsons Place Antipolo in Rizal.

For her inaugural show, she presents “Sangkutsa: Ikalawang Yugto” until June 15.

The show comes after the success of the group exhibition “Sangkutsa” at ARTablado Robinsons Galleria last April.

For the new edition, the members of Sining Rizal focus on the way of life and the cultural momentum of the inhabitants of the province of Rizal.

Participating artists include Bong Anore, Rey Punelas, Oiet Aramil, Jovito Andres, Berny Supsupin, Totong Francisco, Charlie Val, Jan Michael Ong, Ambhet Lugtu, Reggie Lim, Onak Limayo, Gerry Marasigan, Ding Jovellano, Jonalyn Montero, Jun Tiongco, Roger Fulgado, Bello Pasa Jr., Roland delos Santos and Omer delos Santos.



Viewers are invited to defend the life and struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community through the screening of selected films from Cinemalaya and Gawad Altenatibo this June 10 at 2 p.m. at Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

On the program, “F#@*bois” by Eduardo Roy and the short films “My Mamily” by Cha Roque and “Blue Is Not My Favorite Color” by Vahn Leinard Pascual.

Vaccination ID cards and the wearing of face masks are required for those attending screenings, with safety protocols to be implemented at all times while on site.


Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay recently featured 10 young local artists who are nurtured through its Arts in Youth program.

They are currently under the tutelage of Crimson Boracay General Manager Patrick Manthe and Artist-in-Residence Eric Egualada, and were selected based on their drawing and painting skills.

Egualada challenged the new group of young artists to create works using a realistic color scheme under a number of themes, including Flowers in Watercolor.

He also introduced concepts such as the separation of positive and negative space in the visual arts, as well as how to break down and compose organic and geometric shapes into colors and figures.

Egualada also took participants on a live painting activity titled “Plein Air” in the Katungan Itibajai Mangrove Glade at the Bungan-Bungan Cold Spring in Aklan.

Works from the second batch of Arts in Youth participants from Crimson Boracay are currently on display at the complex.


Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) is organizing a series of activities celebrating Pride Month in June.

These include an art exhibition and an eight-day series of national conferences with an international line-up of artists and speakers respectively.

HAPI’s Pride art exhibition will feature 23 artists from across the Philippines and one based in the United States. The 12-day exhibition will launch at the Dakong Balay Art Gallery in Dumaguete on June 19 after the second day of the Negros-wide Pride March, and will culminate on June 30 with an Art Talk from some of the artists.

On the other hand, the eight-day series of national talks will feature various advocates and experts from across the Philippines, and one from Italy. It will be done via Zoom at 6 p.m. from June 20-27, and is open to all interested participants nationwide and beyond.

More details are available on the HAPI Facebook page.



Julien Tan is organizing an exhibition called “Beyond Beliefs” until June 15 on the 4th level of the east wing of Shangri-La Plaza.

After being part of the advertising world for over 30 years, Tan returns to the art circuit with works inspired by lasting childhood memories in Roxas City, Capiz.

He explores them in various ways – through painting, drawing and cryptic text.



Robinsons Galleria South in San Pedro, Laguna will house over 200 bonsai and suiseki stones during the 2022 BSAPI (Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Inc.) National Exhibition and Competition.

Bonsai is the art of growing miniature plants, while suiseki is best known as the art of appreciating stone. Specimens from various provinces of the country will be exhibited from June 10 to 16.

Six industry experts will determine the top entries and award winners on June 11 at 10:30 a.m. Horticulturalists and enthusiasts can take part in a series of workshops, talks and demonstrations June 11-15, 1-4 p.m. h.

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