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Did you know: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Today, Feb. 21, is the 161st birth anniversary of the late painter Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Born in Binondo in 1853, he won a scholarship to a school in Spain and an award in Madrid’s National Exposition of Fine Arts for his work “Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace.” He died on March 13, 1913. A street in Quiapo, Manila, was named after him that same year.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Art shows in Makati, Manila for ‘Yolanda’ victims

A group of prominent art collectors is auctioning off treasured pieces to raise money for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas. The fund-raising project dubbed “Art is Hope” is organized by volunteers from Finale Art File and YamangKatutubo.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘A visual feast of the personal and the political’


Like a compelling snapshot perfectly timed and framed is what best describes this spontaneous but daring project—a photography book—by young publisher Rocel Ann Junio.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palawan mural celebrates Tubbataha, haven of dolphins in PH

VOLUNTEERS paint a wall in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, in collaboration with artist AG Saño, to commemmorate the 25th anniversary of Tubbataha Reefs, the Philippines’ largest marine protected area.  Redempto Anda/Inquirer Southern Luzon

Renowned artist AG Saño and about 50 local volunteers collaborated on Sunday on a mural on the outside wall of a three-story building at the center of the city to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tubbataha Reefs, the country’s largest marine protected area and a UN-inscribed World Heritage Site.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Porn star’s calligraphy sparks art debate in China

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Calligraphy by Japanese porn star Sola Aoi has sparked a culture war in China, where she has a huge fan base, with purists dismissing the work as “unskilled” after it was reportedly auctioned for $95,000.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Puppets to piano: Weekend of art transforms Makati street

A Makati City street beckons to art lovers this weekend. The city government is closing a lane of Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly known as Reposo) for an art fair dubbed “Sining Kalikasan sa Reposo,” which will run this Saturday and Sunday as part of the celebrations for Makati’s 343rd foundation anniversary.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Half of Nicanor Garcia closed on weekend for Makati anniversary


To make way for a weekend art fair called “Sining Kalikasan sa Reposo,” which is part of the celebration of the 343rd Foundation Day of Makati, the city government will close one lane of Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street) from May 18 to 19.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

National Artist for Theater Daisy Avellana dies; 96

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Daisy Avellana, a pioneering actress, director and writer whose career spanned the emergence and flowering of modern Philippine theater, and whose seminal contributions to the field led to her being declared a National Artist for Theater in 1999, died Sunday morning. She was 96.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Activist finds origami a creative way to campaign in elections

BAYANI Cambronero use the origami to promote the candidacy of senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño. Photo by MARICAR CINCO

When activist Bayani Cambronero fell in love with origami almost 20 years ago, he never imagined that it would one day become a medium to carry the message for an independent senatorial candidate he avidly supports—Teddy Casiño.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Art Con


It was in one of those plenary sessions where some international big shot “creative” in the advertising industry was speaking that my student and I decided to sneak out of the auditorium to join local artists mount outdoor installations at a public park in what was rather a hastily organized Art Congress that had for its theme the question: “Art ba o ad?”

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Depicting Cagsawa through body art

THE CAGSAWA Ruins have become Albay’s most famous tourist destination. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

For Albay artist Albert Romero, using the human body as a canvas to depict the origin of the Cagsawa Ruins brought him well-deserved recognition.   Romero, 23, became the grand prize winner of the Pintura Cagsawa contest held in Daraga town in Albay on Feb. 13. He and nine other artists were given five hours [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Sena students show artworks at Eastwood

The Fernando B. Sena Art Workshop in cooperation with Eastwood City presents “Iba’t Ibang Kamay, Sari-Saring Kulay,” an ongoing group painting exhibit by Sena’s workshop participants, which started on February 17 and will run till the 23rd at the cinema lobby, 4th Floor, Citywalk 2, Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City. The participants include Richelle [...]

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Celebrate Arts Month with Binisaya films

THE Bisdak Pride Inc. and Binisaya Movement have organized Binisaya Film Festival 2012, a project of National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Sub-Committee on Film.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  3. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  4. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  7. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  8. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  9. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  10. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
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  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
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  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
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