Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Bathalad-Mindanao holds 23rd annual convention: A gathering of wordsmiths

By Raul G. Moldez ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 November) – Stormy weather and heavy pouring of rains did not deter the Binisaya writers coming...

Arnel Villegas’ “Forest Images 5” exhibit opens Oct 23

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 October) – “Forest Images 5,” pen-and-ink artist Arnel Villegas’ 15th solo exhibit, opens at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October...

UP Mindanao’s Koro Kantahanay performs at MusiKapayapaan

Koro Kantahanay, the resident choir group of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, was one of 52 choirs -- and the only one...

Brewing Art, Brewing Culture

Artist Rameer A. Tawasil welcomes guests at the opening on Sunday, October 6, of a group exhibit titled “Brewing Art, Brewing Culture” at the...

MindaArt (10 of 10): FLUJOS (Flows) by the Gallery of the Peninsula and the...

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (9 of 10): COLORS OF THE EARTH by Talaandig Soil Painters

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (8 of 10): COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS by Likha-Karaga

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (7 of 10). RECENT CRESCENT by Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (6 of 10). LEAVING & LIVING by Tabula Rasa

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (5 of 10): THE SILENT WITNESS by Piguras Davao

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (4 of 10): CONVERGENCE by Gallery Down South

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt in photos

MindanaoArt: a momentous event for Mindanawon Artists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 October) -- Waters.  What would Mindanao be without its waters especially the sea that surrounds the main island and...

MindanaoArt (3 of 10): Datu Bago Gallery Cafe (DCNHS Senior High Lab)

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (2 of 10): THE TWINNING OF CREATION AND DESTRUCTION by Bintana Art Gallery

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (1 of 10). MEANDER by Art Portal Gallery for Contemporary Art

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

Where is Mindanao in the Philippine art scene? Visit the 1st Mindanao Art Fair...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 October) – “Where is Mindanao in the Philippine art scene? Is there such a thing as Mindanao art?” Visit Davao...

ART TALK: Traversing the River of Creative Generations

(Curatorial notes for the 1st Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit, and Conference) Headwaters emanate from above, higher than where many of us are. These trickle down...

Renowned art personalities to share expertise in MindanaoArt

The first ever Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit, and Conference (MindanaoArt 2019) slated this October 4-6, 2019 gathers not just Mindanao artists at the Gaisano...

Kusina Ni Waway

Dabawenya is first Philippine-based artist featured by Etsy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) – A Dabawenya has become the first Philippine-based artist featured by Etsy, “a global marketplace for unique and...

PERSONAL ACCOUNT: A mere mention or photo of my work in one of the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) -- So thrilled that I finally get to share this secret with you: Etsy published a feature on...

French Film Festival starts July 17 at the Cinematheque Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will stage the three-day 24th French Film Festival at...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: FILM REVIEWS: The Nanny/Yaya Story

Many Filipinos who enjoy watching films that do not insult their intelligence are sighing with relief now that the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)...

Mindanawon filmmakers urged to use films as tools for peacebuilding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Dec)  -- Mindanawon filmmakers must produce more films that promote peacebuilding to correct the negative stereotypes about Mindanao due...

CURATOR’S NOTES: Handuraw Marawi: Bearing witness to war

By Leonardo Rey Cariño CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – The modern age is accustomed to graphic images of war. From Francisco...

REVIEW: IPAG mounts Gervacio’s Datu Mankalasi: Explorations of folklore versus reality

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Nov) – The plight of the Lumad, in particular, the Agusanon Manobo, took center stage when the Mindanao State...

KURI-KURI: Lanao Art Makes A Splash in The Big Apple

I follow the night Can't stand the light When will I begin My life again? (“One Day I’ll Fly Away”) It is perhaps providential that an art exhibit that...

Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 July) – “Daughters of Three Tailed Banner,” the first part of multi-awarded Bangsamoro filmmaker Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan’s film, “Moro2mrw, “...

Identifying heritage in canvas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) -- What makes art Filipino? That's an inquiry posed by art critic and curator Virgilio Cuizon during a one day workshop...

Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- A Mindanawon performing group will be flying to Uzbekistan to represent the country in one of Central Asia's biggest...

A glimpse of the world’s folklore

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) -- How did a small city in Mindanao get to be host to an event that brings in over...

Butuan’s out of the box art gallery

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- It's absolutely far-out, both in terms of concept and exhibition. Count in its location and isolation. But painter Jon...

Is dance still a relevant medium? UP Mindanao dancers answer and show their best...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 May) -- Besides entertainment, the purpose that dance has long served included conveying ideas, emotions, and messages that no other medium...

Maguindanao bags Tugtog ng Aliwan top prize

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – The Sagayan Festival contingent from Maguindanao bagged the first prize of the Tugtog ng Aliwan Festival Music Competition in...

Finding common ground: Five Davaoeño artists share one vision for an art exhibit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) -- Staging an art exhibit with well refined oeuvres in different media may seem confusing and disorienting to the curious...

Bonney Read gives back

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) -- Australian rock band Bonney Read had a very simple objective for their first gig in the Philippines: as musicians,...

Going beyond museums

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 March) -- Gone are the days when art was strictly confined in museums or meant to be enjoyed by the more...

Preserving Davao’s culinary traditions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 March) -- One of the 62nd foundation year celebration highlights of the Philippine Women's College of Davao (PWC Davao) was the...

Junia: Music makes geniuses: Musikgarten opens first Mindanao branch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 March) -- As she formally opened her school's first branch in Mindanao, singer and music educator Nikki Junia brought to the...

Storytelling through songs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) -- When words are not enough to tell a story, music and melody come into play to bring life to...

Art for communities

The Davao chapter of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Pinas spread the art love last weekend as they held their...

UnbeLEAFable: A green version of the Mona Lisa

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) -- Mishael Pueblas has something what he calls an “artvocacy.” In 2009, he started working on a masterpiece using greener art...

INTERVIEW: Luczon on Cine Totoo: filming Mindanao throwbacks

An upcoming documentary film festival presented by GMA News TV will be featuring works of two Mindanawon filmmakers. Nef Luczon is one of them. The...

INTERVIEW: Gohetia on Cine Totoo: capturing stories that withstand time

An upcoming documentary film festival presented by GMA News TV will be featuring works of two Mindanawon filmmakers. Filmmaker, editor, and writer Charliebebs Gohetia is...

Filipino film on Palawan tribe inspires Lao cinema

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/21 March) --- An independent film that depicts the indigenous tradition and beliefs of the Palawan tribe in the Philippines opened a...

3 Mindanawons fellows to 53rd SU National Writers Workshop

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- Three Mindanawon writers are among the 12 fellows for this year’s Silliman University National Writers Workshop, the Edilberto and...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Is reading a book these days - which I have always thought was a rare precious gift...

Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Watch out for the “punto de vista” (point of view) and “omissions, silences.” This was the challenge posed by Dr....

An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Award-winning poet, writer, artist and professor Ricardo de Ungria was among a number of Mindanawon poets who...

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