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At the Beach

At the beach is An ocean of time.   Where to discover anew, leafy shapes Clear against the blue of the sky. Sun’s rays, glittering down Diamonds upon the crests of waves. The texture of tree trunks Brush scored and…

IMAHICA ART presents CONSCIOUS CREATIONS: A Sustainability Art Show and Business Mixer in Collaboration with BNI Iconic

As a pioneer in artistic innovation and environmental consciousness, Imahica Art presents its exhibition, Conscious Creations, a captivating showcase of artworks which commenced with the Opening Reception and Business Mixer on January 27, 2024. This showcase of exceptional artworks will…

NCCA’s Heneral Tuna Contest: Outstanding Digital Art from Young Filipinos

Earthlings from all over the Country Celebrate Filipino Values through Digital Art November 2023 was a busy month for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as it celebrated Filipino Values Month with a slew of activities celebrating…

Talented Young Photographer from Sorsogon City secures Honorable Mention in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2023

Sorsogon City, Philippines–Renowned photographer, award-winning author, and CEO of KelbyOne, Scott Kelby, has officially announced the winners and honorable mentions from this year’s highly anticipated Worldwide Photo Walk. Among the celebrated talents is Nash Jamrec Dioquino, a young and gifted…

“her”: The Divine Feminine, Artfully Brought to Life, in the First Solo Exhibit of Filipina Artist, Dawn Almario

A muti-awarded Filipina artist living and working in Dubai returns to her artistic roots. She returns to her true calling and passion by unveiling her first solo exhibit here, in her native country. Entitled “her”, it opened on November 17…

Abuyog National High School’s ‘Litratista sa Eskwela’ Mobile Photowalk sparks Creative Minds in Sorsogon City

Sorsogon City, Philippines—Abuyog National High School proudly celebrates the success of its inaugural event, the 1st Mobile Photowalk held on November 10, 2023. Titled ‘Litratista sa Eskwela’ (School Photographer), this groundbreaking initiative aimed to inspire creativity and critical thinking, uniting…

The Temporality of Things

Everything comes and goes Everything is transitory and provisional In this temporal time and space, we all live in.   But there are some things that come That transcends this time and space That come from the sacred, from that…

Sorsogon’s “Art Renaissance”: Decentralizing and Democratizing Creativity

by Geri Matthew “Choi” Carretero (Kurit Lagting/ CAP Bicol) The rich cultural tapestry of the Philippines, found throughout the archipelago, holds unique stories, traditions, and artistic expressions often overlooked on the national stage. For far too long, the vibrant world…

Breaking Silence

    This is for all, for all Silenced by circumstance. Inner vocal chords cut off By the exigencies of these times. Voices strangled, joy mangled By the suffocating fumes of poisoned air.   This is for all Not content with a…

A Day in the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea

On October 23, 2023, in the finest autumn afternoon weather in central Seoul city, about 200 multicultural families, foreign nationalities, and international students from 20 countries were to set foot to visit one of Seoul’s contemporary artwork avenues, the Leeum…

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