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Showing posts with label Neo-Angono Artists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neo-Angono Artists. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Angono Fiesta Celebration

The celebration of the Feast of San Clemente also known as Higantes Festival is nearing.  The ala feast of San Juan wherein basaan is done happily and aggressively  hehehe.  Starting November 19 (which just passed by hehe) there will be bigger events that will happen (refer to the website of angono for details), with some side tracks as well.  There will be other organizations in Angono that will have their own mini events – but I’m not sure if I should call it “mini” since some other events are also big and sponsored.

The young artists of Angono, the Neo-Angono Artists Collective (NAAC), is one of the few organizations that will be having a series of events together with the main events of Angono.  There will be public art displays: the body painting and the tattoo competition, installation arts, henna, etc.  The group will alsobe  producing their own gig with a lineup of bands that are from Angono and outside. 

I will be announcing more of this schedule in my blog or in the upcoming blogsite of NAAC, (which I’m still working on the last few bits of details)

If you are near our beloved town, you are very much welcome to visit this grand event.  We will be happy if we could share our culture, our arts, our passion, and our celebration with you.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Art Gallery: Jaime Ponce De Leon

A friend of mine, Mr. Jaime Ponce De Leon, or Popong as we know him, has an art gallery (furnitures and paintings) at Corinthian Plaza infront of Greenbelt 1 Makati City. He is a known art collector, with a collection of great paintings from well-known artist from the Philippines and abroad. He has been a good ambassador and curator of arts in the Philippines, and one of the passionate supporter of local paintings and art as a whole.  He is an artist himself working as a professional interior designer, with a line of prestigous clientele.

Hope you guys can visit his collection and meet this guy.  He's one of the people who is very deep yet fun that I know of.

Photo by: Popong Ponce De Leon

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Artist Joseph Valente

Ah, the fresh smell of my blog. I haven't been active for a couple of months now in blogging since I had so many things to do. I only had time to read blogs of the people I follow but didn't have a chance to post new entries. I can smell the old cabinet-smell of my blogsite, the dusty smell with a soft cobweb stench.

It’s like the time I met with my long lost best buddy, Joseph ‘JayChris’ Valente last Saturday. We haven’t seen each other for quite some time already, only had our ‘kulitan’ on facebook chats. We had a great talk over a…not a cup coffee…but a bottle of beer, and I had the same feeling of that dusty smell of the cabinet. Like wearing a forgotten shirt, aroma of the wooden floor of your cabinet still sticking. It was the feeling of elatedness when you suddenly realized that you missed that shirt; I missed the conversation with my buddy.

We had updates of the people we knew, the things that we wanna do, all the frustrations and women involved. Ha Ha Ha. He also shared his works, although I haven’t seen them personally, but I enjoyed his paintings. His arts, if I may say, matured, since the time he was still mentoring me in painting and his works today, there was a significant change.

He recently joined the GSIS and the Metrobank art competition. He won! No, I was just kidding, at least in his world, he won. He He He He. I really love his works, and I would really like to blog it and all the updates of his paintings, or probably his future exhibits as well.

I admire his skills and talent. I admire his passion and dedication. I admire his humbleness.
I’m proud that he is my friend and mentor.

 Sorry, I can't post his paintings here, but you may CHECK OUT HIS WORKS HERE:

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kinamat And Sir Wire Tuazon

Last February 26, Saturday, there was an artist night at KINAMAT RESTOBAR in Angono Rizal, exhibiting talents of different genres exclusively for the locals. As I was helping my brother and cousin Kuya Mat to set up the sound system, different artists started coming in and prepared their exhibits. I enjoyed their company; some of them are my close friends. We had good laughs and cheered with a hand holding a bottle of beer. Paintings, photography, and music will fill out the bar when dusk bites the sky. I was so stoked. And so I got drunk and wasn’t able to take some pictures of the exhibit. Arggh!

The organizer of the talent show is a friend of my brothers and cousins whom I really idolize because of his talents and personality.

A graduate of Fine Arts in UP and a local of Angono, Wire Tuazon is one of the most respected artists in my home town, Angono, the artist capital. He is one of the leading members of the Neo- Angono Artists and part of the visual artists group that do paintings, photography, and installations. He has done solo exhibits abroad, and did collaborations with different international artists as well. He has already won a handful of prestigious awards and recognitions from here and abroad, and with a number of known celebrities as his clients.

Sir Wire, as we often call him, also has a good heart and has been teaching a lot of aspiring artists and taking them under his bat wings as their apprentices, for free (I’m not sure if he only does that to Angono locals exclusively). He is a fun and jolly person who always share laughs and knowledge to anyone he talks to. A profound artist that is not only caged in the walls of paintings, photography, and installations, but also has a talent in films and music.

He is married to a fellow member of Neo- Angono Artist, a daughter of a popular abstract painter from Angono, Nemi Miranda aka Nemiranda.

You can check his complete collection at

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