Art Shorts: Underpass Mural, Furniture Showroom

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Here are some announcements and events that might be of interest to art and culture lovers.

These are not approved by ABS-CBN News.

AYALA LAND UNVEILS CEILING WALL AT LEGAZPI UNDERPASSAGE

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Ayala Land recently unveiled a vibrant mural at the Legazpi Underpass featuring flora and fauna from various parts of the Philippines.

According to lead artists Janica Rina and Jerson Samson, the mural “tells how humans and nature can prosper harmoniously together, and also reminds us to value the natural treasures of our homeland.” They were helped by displaced artists during the project.

The Legazpi Underpass runs parallel to Ayala Avenue and connects the Ayala Triangle Gardens and the Ayala Center.

Other underground passages in Makati that feature murals on the ceiling are the Salcedo Underpass and the Ayala Avenue Underpass, each featuring a unique concept.

CANVA LAUNCHES VIDEO SUITE

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The visual communications platform Canva recently launched a product that aims to empower users to design and publish professional-looking videos.

Available for free on the web, desktop and mobile versions of the platform, Canva Video Suite offers editing, recording and collaboration features, thousands of customizable video templates, and an extensive media library.

It also makes it easy for users to start creating videos for TikTok ads, YouTube sets, and more, as well as themed options for Halloween, New Years and other celebrations.

More details are available on the Canva website.

CRIMSON BORACAY NOW HAS AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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The Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay opened its doors to its very first artist in residence, Eric Egualada.

An initiative led by Crimson Boracay CEO Patrick Manthe, himself an artist and admirer of the visual arts, this creative residency will last four months and include many activities.

Egualada will organize on-site painting classes and art-related workshops for guests, local residents and even staff members, to encourage them to become more creative and expressive.

As Artist in Residence, he will be involved in Crimson’s ARTS in Youth initiative which seeks to develop the talents of a new generation of creatives residing on the island. Through the program, Crimson will sponsor several young students in their arts education.

Egualada was one of the artists featured at Crimson Boracay’s Artistic Revelation with actress Anne Curtis as the subject in March of this year. Her work was also featured in Pamana, an exhibition that showcased the work of contemporary Angono artists, at the Prism Gallery in Makati in March 2018.

THE NEW DESIGN STORY SHOWROOM

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Design Story has a new showroom that combines the features of a furniture store, exhibition, and cafe and bar, highlighting fresh choices to delight home and business enthusiasts. interior.

Located at The Alley in Karrivin Plaza in Makati, the gallery-style enclave
offers the latest pieces from the flagship brands of Design Story HAY, & Tradition, Stellar Works and Verpan.

It also has a dedicated light room, a space featuring a wide variety of the finest pendant lights, table lamps and portable lights from different brands. There is also the HAY home accessories area for budding decorators and seasoned interior designers.

The design-inspired cafe bar called Three Squares is located right in the middle of the showroom and offers iconic dishes like beet hummus, smoked salmon toast, roast beef sandwich and vongole pasta, as well as a signature artisanal coffee. and cocktails.

SIGNET FOX POST-IT’S ORIGAMI

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Post-it encourages the public to get creative by creating this simple origami fox bookmark:

1. Take a post-it.
2. With the adhesive side facing you, fold the non-adhesive side down about 1/3 of the way.
3. Fold it in half.
4. Unfold it.
5. Using the unfolded line as a guide, bend it diagonally following the vertical center line on the right side.
6. Repeat the previous step on the left side.
7. Turn the Post-it over and fold the right edge toward the vertical center line to create a point.
8. Fold the left edge up to the vertical center line to create a stitch on the other side.
9. Turn it over.
10. Draw the details of the fox.

More ideas are available on the Post-It website.

LAUNCH OF SHELL’S NSAC VIRTUAL ART INTERACT

The first stage of the Shell National Student Art Competition (NSAC) Virtual Art Interact has begun, with the aim of inspiring a new generation of artists in the country.

On the theme “restART”, this means that the future of the nation can be rebuilt and revitalized through art.

The highlight of the event was a deep dive into conceptual art, where the artist uses the materials at his disposal to convey his ideas. This includes exploring alternative resources like charcoal, pencils, lipstick or other beauty items, used newspapers and magazines, and cardboard boxes.

There will be two more stages of Virtual Art Interact: “Tech and Art” on November 13th; and “Art and Advocacy” on November 20. Interested participants can register on the Shell website.

VIRGIN LABFEST 16 TOGETHER FROM NOV. AT DEC.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Writer’s Bloc and Tanghalang Pilipino are hosting Virgin Labfest (VLF) on the digital platform again this year.

Now in its 16th year, the festival will air from November 24 to December 5 on the CCP, VLF and Tanghalang Pilipino Facebook pages.

Choosing to focus on education, the components of the festival are FFF – Fair, Fellowship and Flashback.

The Writing Fellowship program will run from November 16 to December 5 under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Glenn Sevilla Mas. The climactic event, which will be streamed to the public on December 5, will be led by Dennis Marasigan.

The Playwright Show runs from November 24 to December 5 with conversations with playwrights from across the country. As part of the fair, the 4th edition of VLF Anthology and Elemental, a book of plays by women playwrights, will be launched.

For 2021, the festival takes the theme of “Yakap” (kissing) as its slogan.

More details are available on the CCP website.


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