Showing posts with label Pangasinan Art Scene. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pangasinan Art Scene. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Mansamit Show 3

The annual year-end art exhibit of Biskeg Pangasinan was held last December 22-23 in cooperation with Panaderia de Antonio - Locale at JDV Calasiao Pangasinan and it's everything we needed to get on the pre-holiday vibe! The event featured the biggest mural in town, food market, bazaar, vintage car display, live music and poetry from professional and budding local artists. 

I went there with my hommies Ate Mica of Senyorita.net, Sir Simon of What's Up Dagupan and Sir Mike F. of Pixelhub Creative. We started off by munching on whichever looks good, food stalls there offered crepes, halo-halo, lechon belly, barbecues, paella, pizzas and many more. But nothing tastes better compared to free food, so I'd like to make a shout out to my friend, artist, Jai Hernandez for the free snacks as starter. Haha! 

Early bird haha!
Ate Mica and I walked around to document the affair for our mini video blog while also drinking mojitos baby. We talked to old friends and met new ones. Shout out to Lou Austria for dragging me up the stage for the "Bring Me" game where Mr. Pochacho (emcee & artist) asked to bring him the sexiest girl in the audience for the grand prize of [wait for it].. a face towel! Hahaha, charot! But what a way to break the ice, nice to meet y'all especially to Direk Noubikko Ray wooh!

My favorite saba and coconut milk halo-halo.
 On the second day of The Mansamit Show 3, me and my high school classmates decided to have an all-girl mini reunion. Six of us chatted over food and Red Horse beer while listening to the eargasmic,acoustic voice of Ruth Anna and the Ulap band. We've watched intense emotional outburst from local poets and eventually parted later on with lots of selfies and group photos. 

I joined the group of Patrick, the Biskeg Pangasinan artists, then. Free booze everywhere! It was fun until Pochacho reminded of the promise I made the day before. And so, I went on stage and sang with Ulap band. It was already late anyway, everyone's packing up and it were just us. I dedicated a song for Pochacho since I owed him that promise, no other shizzz intended. Hahaha. It was funny and scary, you guys didn't know I could sing noh? Char! Plus the booze really helped and I saw Direk Noubikko at the back todo suporta rin, encouraging me. So thank you again!

Full pack!
But guys!! The main highlight of this event is the art exhibit by our local artists. More than the Instagram-worthy pictures taken posing in front of the paintings -it is our support that is most appreciated. So make noise, buy their art, be inspired and become an inspiration. 

For more info about the art exhibit, the artists and their works - go check out their Facebook page: Biskeg Pangasinan. It's 2017 and I am already looking forward for The Mansamit Show 4! Hope to meet new people and see more works there, plus international media coverage! Push!

Mansamit 3 Art Exhibit
P.S. for the next Locale - The Mansamit Show don't forget to bring with you fan and handkerchief, mukha lang tayong nasa ibang bansa but we're still in the Philippines guys. Mainit, haha! Plus power bank or charger for your phone and camera, trust me when I say every corner is so Instagrammable! 
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More photos below and on my IG account @lvlygrey:
Mike F., Grey and Bryan
Yummy pizza
Patrick and Grey
The best BBQ!
Simon Vistro, Micamyx, Grey
Selfie!

Isn't she pretty? Biggest mural in town!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"NABLOS" Art Exhibit

Biskeg Pangasinan is back with yet another successful art exhibit in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day entitled "NABLOS" which is a local term for the act of breaking free. The opening reception was held last Saturday June 20, 2015 at Liongoren Art Gallery, Tapuac District Dagupan City where I also met Patrick B. Fernandez, a self-taught artist who was inspired by exhibitions in Dagupan City's Pista'y Dayat Festival. He graduated from the Pangasinan State University with honors and has held various positions in corporations and local government before deciding to become a full-time artist and art instructor. Fernandez was a finalist in the 2009 GSIS National Painting Competition and a Semi-Finalist in the LRT Art Competition 2009 before being voted as the president of the Dagupan Artists' Circle and the AAP Dagupan City, Pangasinan Chapter. He is also one of the four founding members of APATIRA. I asked Patrick to give a message and a piece of advice to all aspiring artists and here's what he has to say,

"For young aspiring artists... its not easy to push a career in the arts.. passion is not enough to get you through.. you need dedication and hardwork to perfect your craft and master your creativity.. To be true artist is not just to learn the skill to draw or paint but to have the Discipline to create wether there is an urge or not. Artist live in the bliss of creation and should not stop creating arts even if inspiration comes or not."

There will be new art exhibits every month and it'll be open to public, follow Biskeg PangasinanArtcetera and my page LVLY GREY on Facebook for updates.
'Coming Out' by Cherry Lynn Aquino (leftmost)
'Paglaya sa Kabigatan' by Kevin Vila (left); 'Earnest Endeavors' by Ma. Grace Carpizo

'We started a joke' by Frenk Sison (left); 'Malaya' by Jojit Solano (Right)

'Conspicuous Mind' by Mark John Macaraeg (left); 'Let's pretend that everything is all good' by Patrick Fernandez (center); 'Pahinga' by Pemee Legaspi (right)

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

LUPAM! | An Exhibit of Self Portraits

I am back in Pangasinan and just in time for Dagupan City's Bangus Festival too. I have a lot of activities to do here on my list this summer, and one of them is to visit this local art gallery I've heard so many good things about. Even though quite new in the area, Liongoren Gallery's previous exhibits together with Biskeg Pangasinan Art Collective had been all a success. This shows beyond doubt the amazing talents of our local artists, I happen to know a number of them too (Hello Kat, Rhen & Ma'am Grace!). So today, at last, I was able to attend the opening reception of LUPAM! An Exhibit of Self Portraits and I must say I am very, very impressed. Aside from the brilliant art works on display, there was poetry slam and a live band to complete this awesome experience. Kudos to everyone who put the event together. And oh, I heard that the next exhibit will be as exciting as this one so watch out. Follow Artcetera and my page LVLY GREY on Facebook for updates.

 LUPAM! Exhibit is open to public from April 18 - May 15, 2015. Visit them and show some love by including #BISKEG #LUPAM #PangasinanArtScene on your social media posts.


"Alter Persona" by Kat Abenoja



"Minggol" by Pemee Legazpi


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