Thursday, September 17, 2009

Negros Contemporary Art Exhibition

The Rockwell Tent

Ms. Gloria Diaz cuts the opening ribbon, with Gallery Orange owner artist Charlie Co.

Abstract Painting by Budot Lizares, seen in photo were Artist Charlie Co and Actor Joel Torre.

Participating artists - Negros up-coming artist and resident artists of Orange Peel - Peter, Dwen, Otay, MickeyBoy, guest Cris Cabalona, and Nuklar Alvarado.

Artist Edbon Sevilleno handed over a token gift to Ms. Gloria Diaz.

With Actors Joel Torre and the Martir twins of the famous Batibot.

Works by the Negros Aritst.

Raymond Legaspi paintings.

With Nunee Alvarado, Tony Boy Legaspi and twin brothers Martin.

With Tot-C Co, Nuklar Alvarado, Sisters Jillian and Kim Maravilla, and Edbon Sevilleno.

With artist Mark Justiniani of Saling Pusa. Friend Emong Burlongan was also there.

With model Illac Diaz, artist Dennis Ascalon, actor Dwight Gaston and Edbon Sevilleno.

Sisters Jillian and Kim Maravilla.

Also present were Sen. Mar Roxas and Corina Sanchez, Sen. Sergio Osmeña Jr., Irene Marcos, Charlie Cojuanco, Gretchen Cojuanco, and actress Gretchen Barreto, and more others.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The First Negros Gamefowl Art Exhibition

The Negros Gamefowl Breeders Association (NGBA) will present 'The First Negros Gamefowl Art Exhibition' by the Negros Artists on August 20, 2009, 7:00 pm at the Grand Ballroom, Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City. The exhibit is sponsored by VNJ Distributors, Inc., Distributor of Novartis, Belamyl.

Participating artists; Jecky Alano, Perry Argel, Nune Alvarado, Dennis Ascalon, Bert Berondo, Nilda Claveraz, Rommel Clavecillas, Charlie Co, Jovito Hecita, Raymond Legaspi,Rodney Martinez, , Rafael Paderna, Leah Samson, Roger Salvarita, Edbon Sevilleno, Lor Sumagaysay, Fred Juson, and Orville Visitacion.

Excerpt from:
Iloilo City Boy Blogspot
Posted JUNE 08, 2006
Ilonggos Are Crazy Over Their Cocks

Aside from sugar and aswangs, Western Visayas is also considered the mecca of cockfighting in the Philippines. Gamefowl breeding is a multi-billion industry in the Philippines and cockfighting remains as one of the country’s three most popular “sports” (the other two being basketball and elections).

In Western Visayas as in most areas in the Philippines, cockfighting and politics mix. The region’s most famous breeders are also politicians or are relatives of politicians. Juancho Aguirre, the current president of the Negros Gamefowl Breeders’ Association, used to be mayor of La Carlota City in Negros Occidental. Narciso “Jun” Santiago, who held the “Cocker of the Year” title for several years, is the husband of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Eminent businessman Jorge Araneta, whose family owns Araneta Coliseum (the venue for most of the big-time thingy derbies in Metro Manila), is the brother of Liberal Party matriarch Judy Roxas and an uncle of No. 1 Senator Mar Roxas. There are countless other local breeders who have ties to politicians like Ricoy Palmares who is the elder brother of former Passi Mayor Jesry Palmares. I don’t know exactly why Ilonggo politicians seem predisposed to the game. Probably becuase of the "machoness" of the sport. It could also be because in small towns where there are no local media, one effective way to be visible to voters is to go to the bulangan. Inside, a local politician can gain instant voter recall and acquire a reputation as a winner if his thingy wins regularly.

This is not to say that cockfighting is exclusively for the rich because one can see gamecocks practically everywhere in the region, even in crowded squatter areas and far-flung barrios. It is said that breeders spend more time tending their cocks than their children. Ilonggos are just crazy over their cocks.

“Roundhead-ButcherCross” | Watercolor by Salvador 'Dodong' Arellano | Gov. Joseph Marañon Collection | Recent owner: Boy Coscolluela

Excerpt from:
Game fowl & equine art, portraits & nudes
KRIPOTKIN By Alfred A. Yuson
The Philippine STAR 10/16/2006

Dodong has been based in Los Angeles for decades, where he has gained the privilege of being officially declared as resident artist of the LA Equestrian Center. His equine art has been hailed by critics and aficionados worldwide, and found places of honor at The Armand Hammer Museum as well as the private collections of distinguished personalities, including HRH Prince Charles, former British PM Margaret Thatcher, the Sultan of Brunei, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, the late American Hall of Fame jockey Willie Shoemaker, and the prominent American thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Among his fellow Filipino collectors are Ambassador Eduardo and Gretchen Cojuangco, Rep. Mark Cojuangco, the late Ramon Mitra and Ma. Clara Lobregat, Manolo and Marites Lopez, Carlos Arellano, Melo Santiago, Greg and Irene Araneta, Joe and Marily Orosa, and numerous other patrons of equine and game fowl art and portraiture.

“Poster Boy” For the love of the Hulsey | 19"x25" | Watercolor on paper | by Edward Tan 2008 | Eduardo V. Ledesma Jr. Collection

“Sweat and Blood” | Watercolor on paper | by Edbon Sevilleno 2009 | Eduardo V. Ledesma Jr. Collection

“Byahe” | 17x24 cm | Watercolor on paper | by Edbon Sevilleno 2009

“Buena Mano” | 17x24 cm | Watercolor on paper | by Edbon Sevilleno 2009

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia opens Guhit Pinoy Art Exhibit

Honorable Antonio Villamor, the Philippine ambassador to Saudi Arabia, will officially open the art exhibit of Guhit Pinoy Filipino Illustrators Society on September 26, Wednesday, 9:30 pm at Nojoud mall (located near Intercontinental Hotel) in Riyadh, KSA. The exhibit is a back-to-back showcase of talents among non-Saudi and Saudi artists.

The event, organized by Special Events (S.E.) Productions and FAR Limits, in cooperation with Nojoud mall management, is part of the establishment's celebration of the RAMADAN FESTIVAL 2007 which coincided with the Saudi National Day held on September 23.

"We are glad to open this kind of exhibition especially that it has become the talk of the town," said Nojoud Mall's General Manager Fahmi Emran. "People want to know since the idea is so nice. With the success of this activity, we are planning to organize more varied events quarterly.

Dr. Mohsin Al Hassan, media consultant for Nojoud Mall, added that they are very thankful to the Guhit Pinoy group for the support it has extended for this occasion.

The week-long event will also feature coloring and drawing contests sponsored by MAPED, STAEDTLER and AL YUSR Installment Company and to be participated in by students from invited international schools and institutions for the differently-abled children.

The Filipino artists featured in the exhibit are Natalio Alob, Rod Aquino, Mario Bactol, George Besinga, Ismael Esber, Ramero Firmeza, Nes Gelito, Mario Sta. Maria, Richard Mascunana, Willy Mendoza, George Pontino, Jr., Manny Pantaleon, Val Pabulos, Rico Rival, Edbon Sevilleno, Mel Versoza and Lito Ysip

These members of Guhit Pinoy are mostly from the comics industry, animation, book publishing and a few from advertising agencies.

The group has ever wanted to acknowledge the hospitality of their second home, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , particularly its royal families and its people. It also wishes to further strengthen the Philippines-KSA relationship altogether.

All of these have become realizations through this art exhibit. The artists individually conveyed its reverence to their adoptive fatherland by interpreting and showcasing its rich culture. Varying themes about Arabian traditions, history and way of life are depicted using different techniques and media.

NoJoud malls' Media Consultant Dr. Mohsin Al Hassan, General Manager Fahmi Emran with organizer Ran Basanta of S.E. Production.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Philippine Embassy Riyadh Invites Guhit Pinoy

Last friday afternoon - August 31, 2007, Guhit Pinoy was invited at the POLO OFW Leaders Lounge (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) to attend to their ongoing seminar - "On-site Labor Education Program For Community Leaders". This is part of OWWA's initiative to make the Community Leaders as partners to help OFW help themeselves and be aware of labor laws on their respective country host. Apart from this the Guhit Pinoy has a different agenda with the Philippine Embassy Labor Attache Mr. Rustico SM. dela Fuente, inviting Guhit Pinoy to exhibit their works at the diplomatic quarters in the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. Along with this the embassy would like us to paint a mural depecting the contribution of the filipino workforce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This will serve as a gift of the Philippines to the Kingdom. The mural is said to be hang in a designated hall at the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor building. To us this will be another historical legacy, and will set another milestone in our endeavor.

Guhit Pinoy members who attended the seminar: Rico Rival, Natalio Alob Jr., and Edbon Sevilleno.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Guhit Pinoy Welcomes Rico Rival - Scene 1 (Tipon-tipon)

Our guest of honor Mr. Rico Rival finally arrived, with Mario Sta. Maria (Memac Ogilvy) and si Darwin (J. Walter Thomson). Galing pa ng trabaho si Mang Rico. Welcoming them is Edbon Sevilleno.

Sumonod na nag-datingan ang mga poging mga graphic designers galing sa ibat-ibang agencies. Si Ismael Esber pala nasa bakasyon.

Kamustahan Blues na kay Mang Rico! From left: 'Yan si Arden at Gilbert ng Publicis, at si Juan Tapel ng AP7 McCann Erickson.

Diretso ka agad si Mang Rico sa computer para sagutin ang mga bati online... naka babad si Mario Macalindog at Randy Valiente sa Webcam ng YM. Si Meyo naman nag parating din ng bati. At 'yong isang bataan ni Hal Santiago sa Hongkong naka online din. Tumawag din si Val Pabulos extending their warmest welcome to Mang Rico from Guhit Pinoy Jeddah. Mga bati galing kay Ness Gelito, George Besinga, Mel 'Lakay' Valdez, Romy Villanueva, Ronnie de Guzman, at Sonny delos Santos.

Sina Mang Rico, Manny Pantaleon, at Darwin.

Another Pogi shot nga d'yan!

Para naging art exhibit na rin ang party, marami art collection kasi 'tong venue na 'to.

Lito Ysip with Mang Rico.

Our friends from ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel corrrespondents Mr. Christoper Laviña with wife Marilyn. On the side from left: Manny, Edbon, from right Mel Verzosa and wife, and Nono Verzosa.

Ang poporma ng mga 'to ah! from left: Lito Ysip, Arnold (Grey), John Lanot (Memac Ogilvy), Arman Lising and Joy (Grey), Gilbert, Nono, Nasser (Intermarkets), Kiko at Edgar.

Kalahi Band isang tugtug nga dyan? Sige na!

Guhit Pinoy Welcomes Rico Rival - Scene 2 Tsibugan

WOW! Tsarap! Ready na ang tsibug at mainit pa! Special thanks pala sa mag asawang Albert at Celia sa kanilang masarap na catering services. Lahat na sarapan!

Mario, Lito, at Manny.

Tsibugan Blues na! Manny ituloy mo lng, babawi-in natin yan sa storyboards! Hehehehehehe!

Ang Kalahi Band.

From left: Boy Sarmiento (Intermarkets), Mel Verzosa, Darwin, Mang Rico, At Nono Verzosa sa likod. 'Bat palagi kang nasa likod?

Sige kain lang kayo mga Sir! Kowboy lng tayo dito.

Knights of the orange table.

Mga waswits! Kaya pala tumataba kayo... ganun pala kayo humatak! Joke lang ha!

Pa cute nga dyan?

Guhit Pinoy Welcomes Rico Rival - Scene 3 (Tugtugan)

Tugtugan Blues na! With the Kalahi Band - mga tunog pinoy original songs.

Kalahi Band singing songs from the heart, mga damdaming OFW's. Isa na dito ang famous controversial piece na " Ginagong Bayani".

V.I.P.'s from left: Darwin C., Nono Verzosa ( Impact BBDO), Lito Ysip (Drive), Rico Rival, Rod Aquino (3 Points), and Mrs. Mel Verzosa.

Ala Elvis naman si Mel!

Ito na ang tatlong itlog ng Guhit Pinoy! Si Boyet, Boy, at Mel.

Si Manny nasa keyboard.

Sige na! Wala daw silang praktis. Kahit ano! Uy wala kantang kahit ano! Beatles na lang! OK!

Feel na feel!

Akala nyo tutoo no? Tawanan ang lahat! Nag ha-high and low kasi si Boy.

Pwede na rin! Masaya na!

Palakpakan! Tuwang-tuwa ang lahat, lalo na ang guest of honor! Welcome po Mr. Rico Rival! Sabi ni Mang Rico... Count me in sa Guhit Pinoy!