Category: Art and Exhibits

Joseph Benedicto

Joseph Benedicto is a product label designer and consultant, an urban gardener and a self-taught artist. “I have a strong passion for drawing and painting. My inspirations include the works of international watercolor masters Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet, our National Artist Juan Luna and local artist Mark Larida,” Benedicto says. “From their works, I […]

Jancel Alvarez Boday

Jancel Alvarez Boday is a visual artist and muralist from Roxas City in Capiz. Some of his murals can be seen in schools, hotels and other establishments in his city, in the second district of Capiz and in Iloilo. He has won on-the-spot painting and editorial-cartooning contests at the regional and national levels during his […]

Dr. Melanie Jane Ausan-Tendencia

Dr. Melanie Jane Ausan-Tendencia is an Infectious Disease Specialist who encounters microorganisms up close in patients and in the laboratories. She’s a member of the After Clinic Group (ACG) and was part of their landmark “Positive Ions” group exhibition. “I used to paint with words only, but I was encouraged by the ACG doctor-artists to […]

Joseph Bilan

Joseph Bilan is a native Pan-ayanon, an indigenous cultural community in and around the town of Panay in the province of Capiz. He is midway through his tertiary studies, taking up a B.S. in Industrial Technology, Major in Architectural Drafting, at Capiz State University’s (CAPSU) Main Campus in Roxas City. Bilan’s artistic journey started when […]

Jonas Mark Siva

Jonas Mark Siva says his art is basically a way for his audience to know or understand themselves and the world around them. “For me, art is an expression of the viewer’s own self,” says Siva, who is originally from the town of San Joaquin in southern Iloilo Province, but is now based in Oton […]

Vincent Bulahan

Vincent Bulahan hails from the town of Pontevedra in Capiz Province, but is currently based in Iloilo City, where he works for a bank. He is a graduate of Sancta Maria Mater Et Regina Seminarium, in Cagay, Roxas City, with a B.A. in Philosophy degree. “Drawing and painting were my hobbies even during my elementary […]

Norman Acedera

Norman Acedera is a native of New Lucena Town in south-central Iloilo Province. He considers himself a Modern Minimalist who loves to use mixed-media for his artworks. Acedera is known – among other artistic signifiers – for barehandedly engraving his signature on his stainless-steel works. He has won several local awards, especially for his furniture-making. […]

Jimmy Abelarde Jr

Jimmy Abelarde Jr. is a freelance festival artist based in Iloilo City. The youngest of three siblings, the 29-year-old supports himself by being a self-employed cellphone technician working in a shopping mall downtown. “At the age 20, I tried to be an independent individual to experience how to live without asking my parents for money […]

Jan Christian T. Palma

Jan Christian T. Palma, from Miag-ao Town in southern Iloilo Province, is a fresh graduate of B.S. in Architecture from the Iloilo Science and Technology University in Lapaz District, Iloilo City. “Art is a medicine. It allows healing for the sick in all aspects – mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually,” he says. “Art for […]

Kirby Guirhem Majaque

Kirby Guirhem Majaque, from the riverside barangay of Tabuc Suba in Lapaz District in Iloilo City, is a product of the nearby Western Institute of Technology. His father, Nubbin, is a tricycle-pedicab driver and his mother, Anita Guirhem, helps support the family (which includes sister Shann Beyin) as a housewife. Majaque, 21 years old, was […]

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