Saturday, April 28, 2012

Big Events Ahead!!!

Sorry we haven't been updating this blog as regularly as we would want. But just so you know, it's not because there's nothing to write about.

Here's a quick rundown of the BIG events and activities that we have in store over the next few months.

Yakap by Jim Orencio (Oil on wood, 2012) for SanLahi

May 18 (Friday) - CANVAS will proudly launch its new artspace, CANVAS Gallery & Garden with SanLahi, a solo show of oil on wood artworks by Jim Orencio. (Other shows at this ArtSpace in the pipeline this year: Anthony Palomo, Farley del Rosario, J Pacena/Marika Constantino and a group show on Tandang Sora.)

B is for Bagumbayan by Elmer Borlongan (iPad Sketch, 2012) for Rizalpabeto

May 26 (Saturday) - Rizalpabeto, an exhibition of letras y figuras artworks by Elmer Borlongan, as inspired by the poetry of Vim Nadera. Handsketched using an iPad, each letter will be collectible as a limited edition series of giclee prints (all sold out, sorry). A new, full color book version featuring all artworks and poems will also be launched on Rizal's birthday, June 19 (Tuesday) at CANVAS Gallery and Garden.

Existence Precedes Essence by Anton del Castillo (Oil on metallic leaf, steel, 2012). For CANVAS' Outdoor Banner Project 2012: Kalayaan

The Hero in the Land of the Lotus Eaters (detail) by Marcel Antonio (acrylic on canvas, 2012). For CANVAS' Outdoor Banner Project 2012: Kalayaan

June 13 (Wednesday) - Now on its fourth year, CANVAS' Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project 2012 opens at the Vargas Museum in UP Diliman. Dozens of artists, ranging from fine arts students to emerging artists to mid-career favorites all the way to National Artists will showcase works around the theme "Kalayaan (Freedom". Tarpaulin banner versions of the paintings will also line UP's famed acacia-lined Academic Oval.

Bogie Ruiz, Adi Baens Santos, Fred Liongoren, Norma Liongoren, Biboy Delotavo, Imelda Cajipe Endaya & Alice Guillermo meeting with CANVAS on Clear and Present Danger: 1081.

July 3 (Tuesday) - One of our very biggest shows ever, tentatively titled Clear and Present Danger: 1081, opens at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Designed to pass on the memory of the Marcos years on this, the 40th year since the declaration of Martial Law, the show will feature iconic as well as new works by some of the most important artists of this pivotal period in our nation's history.  Tarpaulin versions of the artworks will also be produced and carried around Metro Manila to create virtual walking public art exhibitions designed to encourage discussion, conversation and real remembrance. For more details, and to learn more about how you can be involved, click here.

September 15 (Saturday) -  CANVAS again brings you one of the hottest tickets in town - TEDxDiliman 2012, this year featuring talks by known and undiscovered speakers about big ideas on The Future... of government, comics, Philippine basketball, community theater and puppetry, cuisine, Manila as a city, the church, peace, art and many more...

Works in progress for Blue Stars by Liv Vinluan. Coming in the last quarter of 2012.

October-November (Exact date and venue TBA) - And finally, the fourth quarter will bring to you our children's book launch and art exhibition for the year, Blue Stars by Francesca Torres, with artworks by Liv Vinluan.

We're excited to see this year continue to unfold. Join us!