Showing posts with label Exhibit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Exhibit. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Ginny Guanco's 'Her World': Exploring Women's Mysteries

11:37:00 PM

Artist Ginny Guanco unveils her latest exhibition, "Her World," showcasing a stunning portrayal of feminine strength and beauty through vibrant colors and bold strokes. The exhibition, her third solo show, captures the essence of womanhood with captivating allure.

Guanco's artistic journey began at the young age of 8, driven by a fascination with the female form. Her early sketches of women in fashionable attire laid the groundwork for her formal education in Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas. Additional studies in the United States expanded her repertoire, while mentorship under Salvacion Lim Higgins, renowned designer and co-founder of Slim’s Fashion & Art School, refined her skills.

Despite years of dabbling in art while pursuing careers in media and PR, it wasn't until 2016 that Guanco fully embraced her passion as an artist. Transitioning from her PR career, she embarked on a personal journey, leading to her inaugural solo exhibition, "Boho Chic," a fusion of fashion illustration and human anatomy. This was followed by her second exhibit, "Festival," created in response to the emotional weight of the pandemic.

In 2024, Guanco makes a triumphant return with "Her World," a collection described as "aggressive and bolder." Comprising 26 paintings, the exhibition marks her liberation from creative constraints. "Here, I’m no longer held back and afraid to go out of the box," Guanco expresses, reflecting on her artistic evolution.

One can still see the distinct touch and personaty of Guanco through her works - bright, joyful colors, intricate designs, and thoughtful details. All these signature elements persist in her experimental use of oil pastel. watercolor, acrylic, brush pens and Sharpie pens. However, one can more deeply appreciate the evolution of her style, which now boasts a newfound confidence, freedom, and power – certainly the rewards of her courageous introspection over the years.

“In her day-to-day life, a woman wears many hats – a mother, a homemaker, a housewife, an executive, a creative, etc. But despite all these labels, she is not defined by them. She is more than all these roles. Women have greater depth and mystery, which I find truly fascinating,” Ginny shares.


Her World will be unveiled at Gateway Gallery Studio in Araneta City on March 16, 2024, coinciding with Women’s month. “Women empowerment has always been a recurring theme in my exhibits. When you express power, people often confuse this with being dominant and domineering. However, women are able to convey this power, while also retaining their femininity and inner strength. She knows what she wants and she knows what she’s capable of doing,” says Ginny.

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For commissioned portraits and bespoke hand-painted pouches and bags, you may send inquiries to her art pages in FB- Art by Ginny or @artbyginnyg in Instagram.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Joy of Creativity with Project Hulmahan Exhibit at The Manila Hotel

6:34:00 PM


One of my favorite places to visit when I'm not in the mood or I lack inspiration is the gallery. There are lots of places in the metro where you can experience the joy of being inspired by the creation of others. 

So, here's one place that you'd definitely enjoy. From May 8 to 20, Project Hulmahan is setting foot at The Manila Hotel’s Grand Lobby and Art Gallery. The art exhibit features a diverse range of artworks such as sculptures, paintings, and mixed media pieces—all using shoe molds—created by both established and emerging artists who share a passion for helping others through their art.

“We looked for volunteer artists by posting publicly on Facebook who were willing to paint or make any kind of art out of hulmahan [shoe molds] that are no longer being used because the pandemic hit the struggling shoe industry in Marikina, the Shoe Capital of the Philippines,” relates Bernardo. The call for volunteers had a positive response that hundreds of artists all over the Philippines expressed interest. The Manila Hotel’s creative consultant Rachy Cuna, National Artists Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Kidlat Tahimik, sculptors Pete Jimenez, Jonathan Dangue, Julie Lluch-Dalena, and thespian Dolly De Leon are some of the participating artists whose works are featured in Project Hulmahan.

Project Hulmahan is a brainchild of Zena Bernardo, one of the members of Ladies Who Launch (LWL) and one of the co-founders of Bayanihang Marikenyo at Marikenya. Ms. Bernardo met with shut down shoe manufacturers in her hometown, Marikina, and their group purchased almost 500 pairs of shoe molds with the intention of transforming them into artworks to earn funds for community- based activities.

“It is fitting that The Manila Hotel collaborates with inspiring ladies, as the Grand Dame celebrates ladies, especially mothers, in the month of May”, says Marvin Kim Tan, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Manila Hotel. Ladies Who Launch is a four-woman team made up of Zena Bernardo (mother of Ana Patricia 'Patreng' of the famed Maginhawa community pantry), Dolly De Leon, internationally-acclaimed actress, Judith Albano, and Jasmine Ong. They were the founders of the community kitchen, which assisted many people during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The proceeds from the artworks will benefit the advocacy efforts of these three organizations: Bayanihang Marikenyo at Marikenya for community kitchen and livelihood programs, The Community Kitchen Project for nationwide disaster response, and a community-based art school for kids.

“Sa akin napaka-deep ng story ng [Project] Hulmahan. We want to give dignity back to the community; we consider them as partners in our community-based projects and not beggars. We may not be popular, but we want to be transparent and accountable. [Project] Hulmahan is about molding a person and molding a society. The success of this project will depend on working together and pooling resources so we can ensure that those in need have access to necessities during these challenging times,” says Bernardo.


Project Hulmahan is on display at The Manila Hotel’s Grand Lobby and Art Gallery until May 20, 2023. Admission is free.

To culminate the fundraising endeavor, a grand auction will be held at Centennial Hall of The Manila Hotel on May 21 from 6PM to 11PM. This is by invitation only.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Figures, Lines, and Shapes, Synthesis:An Exhibit on Architectural Photography

5:27:00 PM

Some of my interest that makes me stop and check out whenever there are exhibits to look at, admire and be inspired, architecture and photography. Let us just say that I'm one of those frustrated architect. And currently an aspiring and practicing photographer.

Currently there's this exhibit mounted at the lobby area of SM Aura Premier, the Synthesis:An Exhibit on Architectural Photography. A photography art exhibit by Architect Mark Go. Sharing his talent and his love of photography, of which I was abke to witness its opening.

The SM Executive, the Mentor of Arch Go, Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho together with their daughter Scarlet Snow Belo-Kho were present during the ribbon cutting of the exhibit.

The exhibit will run until March 8, 2018. If you love architecture and photography visit the exhibit.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ART MOD Fair 2017 Features Established and Upcoming Visual Artists

10:08:00 PM

For some of the art enthusiasts, it's another inspiring day to visit a gallery. This coming Independence Day weekend, the first ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 will be opening its doors for the public, most particularly to art enthusiasts and critics. Starting this Friday, June 9,  until June 11, 2017, from 10 AM - 7 PM doors are open at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao, Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura, Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban, Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art; Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together under one roof.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art. A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes.

Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the blogosphere.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students Exhibit, The Artists, The BrushStrokes and The Artworks

8:00:00 PM

Celebrating the Chinese New Year, the exhibit of the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students'  artworks continues as it mesmerize mall goers and art lovers. The art exhibit is on display at The Block Activity Center of SM North EDSA. It is composed of different artworks by different artists under the mentorship of the family patriarch, Jose Chan Lim of the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simply Ecological Earth Day at SM City North EDSA

5:07:00 PM

Create an eco-beautiful style with a demonstration on green living at the "Simply Ecological Earth Day Exhibit" from April 22-29.

In partnership with The Philippine School of Interior Design, the exhibit will feature an Eco-board on how to shop with sustainability in mind, and showcase 18 ec-inspired displays from Our Home, Muebles Asia, Modufit, Dos Pueblos, Lazy Boy, Muebles de Abubot, Urban Concepts, Dimensione, Contempo Design, Space and Style and Linden Teak.

More and more people around the world are finally realizing the importance of conserving our natural resources and protecting Mother Earth. We know that we can do our part by following thethree R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - but not a lot of people know that you can start right in your own home!

Come to Interior Zone at SM City North EDSA and find out how!

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