Our exhibit featured on Jessica Soho’s State of the Nation on GMA
A little teaser to the exhibit at Canvas Gallery
It’s been a busy last quarter for INK. Our exhibit on illustrated Filipino idioms (sawikain) was featured on the news and a considerable number of artworks were sold during the two-week run at the Canvas Gallery in Capitol Hills, including my two artworks!
After that run, we moved the exhibit to the UP College of Fine Arts where we served free ice cream to everyone (all the catering money went into the first exhibit ).
The 2nd run of the exhibit will last up to January 15, 2013 at the UP College of Fine Arts Gallery in Diliman, Quezon City.
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Ang INK has been busy preparing for its 21st Annual Exhibit. The topic for this year revolves around Filipino idioms or “sawikain”. The exhibit opens on November 16, 5 pm at the Canvas Gallery and Gardens.
This Monday (October 8), the Studio Dialogo team headed over to the newly opened National Bookstore at the Greenhills Shopping Arcade for the Book Launch of “Nanay Coring: The Story of National Bookstore’s Socorro Ramos”. The book was written by Yvette Fernandez and Dialogo’s own Liza Flores.
Socorro Ramos or Nanay Coring, as she’s fondly called, grew up from poverty during the Second World War. She built National Bookstore from nothing and had to rebuild the business twice during the early days when a fire and then a typhoon wiped out everything they owned. Now, as everyone in the Philippines knows, National Bookstore is the leading bookstore in the country, selling everything from books to giftwrapper, school supplies to safe boxes.
Liza’s Family with Nanay Coring
Nanay Coring, Yvette Fernandez and Liza Flores
The Ang INK (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan) catalog is a DIY piece made by the members and given to various companies and publications who may need the services of an illustrator. It’s a self-promo piece and sadly, it has seen better days. Over the years, the catalog has gotten thinner and thinner. Extending deadlines never seems to help as fewer and fewer members bother to make entries.
There used to be a time when entries by Pepper Roxas and Robert Alejandro were lovely little fold-out affairs. Having seen their entries when I was new member inspired me to make my own entries different every year.
For the INK Orientation Seminar yesterday, Fran Alvarez made a short video (shot and edited with her iPhone 4S no less) showcasing some INK Catalogs over the years. Here’s hoping it inspires both old and new members to submit their own exciting entries.