Essay and photo by Jeckree Mission | Opinion | Art+ Online exclusive
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s World Poetry Day this 21st March, the Czech Embassy Manila champions poetry as a much-needed force for good in international affairs. In light of the recent terrorist attacks, general rise of movements tied to xenophobia, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment, the mission encourages Filipino poetry lovers and writers to engage in the Czech social media platform - POETIZER which can usher in this new role for poetry.
Here’s a list of things you can do to appreciate art if it’s a difficult task for you.
WORDS AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY MONIQUE CORDERO
We constantly find ourselves looking for some sort of meaningful connection in our lives. Some people find that kind of connection in literature, others find that connection with music. But when trying to find that kind of connection with art some may find it difficult because it can be interpreted in so many ways. Sometimes, people may not be able to interpret it at all. If you are one of those people, worry not. For in this article, you can learn how to better appreciate art in three easy ways.
Apart from ensuring that one’s vehicle is well-maintained and equipped with emergency kits and tools, part of the fun of owning a car is the variety of upgrades and accessories that are meant to further enhance one’s riding experience. Good thing for car owners, this year’s Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is intent on having everyone “Experience Fun and Function” as it brings together the widest display of products and services in the automotive market along with exclusive promos and discounts for car upgrade services and accessories.
Now on its 15th year, MIAS continues to be the ultimate haven for car lovers and motor enthusiasts who are always on the lookout for the best auto deals. Read up to find out more about the deals that will be offered exclusively at this year’s show.
From France to the Philippines, Heart of Alsace Showcases Flavors and Travel Now More Accessible to Filipinos
Guest speakers of the Heart of Alsace launch: Fatiha Kritter-Rachedi, Communication Director and Press Relations of The Eastern France Tourism Agency; Marie-Reine Fischer, President of The Eastern France Tourism Agency; His Excellency Nicolas Galey, Ambassador of France to the Philippines; Olivier Midiere, CEO of PGI Holding, Inc.; Benoit Ghestem, Founder and CEO of Magnific Escapades.
The Eastern France Tourism Agency, in collaboration with PGI Holding, Inc. launched today Heart of Alsace, bringing one of the most beautiful destinations in France, the Alsace region, closer to the Philippines. The event, highlighted by a luncheon with Alsatian wine-pairing, was held on March 14, 2019 at the Fairmont Makati Hotel.
text by Jazminne Joice Peña, photos by Aubrey Moral
On its 13th year, Art in the Park lives up to its mission of showcasing a wide variety of artworks ranging from paintings to new media for only Php 50, 000 and below at Jamie Velasquez Park, Makati on March 17, 2019.
Text by Jazminne Joice Peña | Photos by Aubrey Moral and WORLDBEX
“We have the blueprint. We have the resources. We have the masterplan. We have the government but we cannot do this alone. We need the private sector.” – DPWH Usec. Catalina Cabral
On its 24th year, the Philippine World Building Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) continues to showcase the country’s finest and most prestigious industry builders through a show that highlights each exhibitor’s craft and how collectively, they can create “A World Built Bolder” for the country. Representing DPWH Sec. Mark Villar is USec. Catalina Cabral, who emphasized the importance of the private sector’s cooperation for the improvement of the communities throughout the country.
text and photos by Marz Aglipay
Philam Foundation loans another important work of art in their collection to the National Museum of Fine arts. The piece is a large scale wooden mural by Jose Alcantara that used to be a permanent fixture of the Philam Life Auditorium.