Sunday, May 29, 2011


The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development ( proudly presents our third annual Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project.

We have again invited dozens of our country's best artists to reflect and express their thoughts on the question of what it means to be Filipino, focusing this year on Jose Rizal. As we commemorate the 150th birthday of our National Hero, we invite you to join us - and walk, bike or drive around the magnificent tree-lined Academic Oval of the University of the People - as we contemplate and reflect on what his life, words and sacrifice mean to all of us, as Filipinos.

At the end of this public exhibition, the banners will again be recycled into tote bags that will serve as one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art which will then be sold to benefit selected charities, as well as other CANVAS efforts to promote greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment.

RELEVANT RIZAL opens at 4pm on Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Vargas Museum in UP Diliman.

For more information and to preview the artworks, please visit our website, or email