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Patis

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Editor’s note: When Patis Tesoro speaks, you listen because her words pull you in and you come away having learned something worthwhile. I love to listen to her talk. Not very many people have the gift of magnetic gab — Patis does.   This bohemian-hippie couturier of San Pablo City, Laguna, is known for her mixture of colors and designs using indigenous Philippine materials and hand-painted images. Yes, that is her delicious game. Filipina Vogue a La Mode. We hope you enjoy our photo essay and the short film by Owen…read more

Yvette Co

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Editor’s note: Ginhawa Craft Studio Café is in the Alumni Park Plaza at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna. By transforming a water plant building into an art center/cafe, Yvette Co has created a haven for budding artists. The café offers workshops for children, and artists collaborate with Yvette on art projects. It also serves food for those craving Fil-Chin cuisine. The café is small, but has space enough for sketch pads, and woodworking projects spill out onto the lawn. All in all, a very cool spot to…read more

A Collaborative Art Show

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Although we thought that museums and art galleries were being less visited, and live performances were being less watched and heard, the art scene still thrives. In the advent of social media, interest in the arts among young people (or Millenials) has soared to unprecedented heights as people share the passion that created art. This movement is “collaborative art”: a fusion of different arts such as literature, dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and film. Seeing such performances is a spectacle in itself, not only because they are unique, but the…read more

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

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Editor’s note: Once a year the island of Mindoro and its Mangyan communities are invaded by local and international musicians and artists to celebrate the annual Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. Held at the foot of Mount Malasimbo, the merry-making participants of the festival delight in an eclectic showcasing of music, dance and visual arts. The annual March festival provides a venue for the Mangyan people to introduce their culture and traditions, and established and upcoming artists to promote their art. The festival not only showcases music and the arts,…read more

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In Her Own Words

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   Identifying herself a lesbian, Lacorte tackled issues on gender and discrimination that inspired her works in solo and group exhibitions like Lesbianarama 2k1and Batu-batuhinangLangit, TapakanSinongMagagalit?(2001) in UP Diliman, Walang Kokontra (2002) in the Cultural Center of the Philippines with Anting-Anting artist group, TITAMARIAALMA(2002) in Surrounded by Water Gallery with Tita Lim, Maria Taniguchi and Alma Quinto, and Agi-anan: Visayas Biennale(2010) curated by Rueben Cañete in Cebu. Her recent works focuses on the effects of globalization, particularly on the wastage and recycling of materials and found objects that turned into…read more