J. Honoridez aka Joan of Art

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June 2009 - ArtSlant's Juried Winner, Rosalia Bermudez, discusses the inspiration and process behind her work. Joan Honoridez-Mocorro: Your work, The Weight of Things got me. It seems to evoke a feeling of lightness, like floating on air. What were you thinking when you conceptualized it? Rosalia Bermudez: The work is an installation, consisting of 200+ individual pieces of "paper" that are suspended from the ceiling by thin fishing line, that is hardly detectable from a distance - so... [more]
Kwatro Kantos mean Four Corners. Originally the expression is used to describe the four corners of a square bottle of a popular local gin, this unique art exhibit showcases four artists who just happened to be sitting on a square table and agreed on joining forces in a free schedule of Namit-Namit Pagkaon kag Taliambong Restogallery, loosely translated, Very Delicious Food and Art. Thus, this is the first time that the four of them have exhibited as a group. The show opened on June 16... [more]
Blood made them brothers. Art in their blood made them brothers in art. The show, aptly titled Brothers in Art, opened at 6:00 p.m. on June 26, 2009 at the Negros Museum, Bacolod City, with flavorful live performances featuring native Philippine musical strings and percussions as well as on-the-spot large canvas painting. For Bogie Alvarado, the elder sibling in the two-man show featuring the sons of nationally acclaimed Filipino modern contemporary artist Nunelucio Alvarado,... [more]
Dave Palanca is an artist to watch. Now 47, he has come to be identified with his pen-and-ink works depicting the or sugarcane plantation workers of his native province, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Having finished pre-law and Nursing, Dave is able to separate his distinct courses from his art, as he insists that his precise anatomical drawings in school are totally different from his sacada artworks of people who are often depicted with enveloping arms and contorted face and... [more]
A two-man art show opened on May 23, 2009 at Namit-Namit Pagkaon Kag Taliambong (Very Delicious Food and Art) Restogallery, at Artekalye Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines, featuring works in pen-and-ink. Aptly titled "Black and White", the artworks depict local colors in black and white, particularly the aetas that dominate Bert Berondo's characters, and the sugarcane plantation workers that are a favorite subject of artist Dave Palanca. Let's first talk about Bert... [more]
Bea Mocorro: My First One-Girl Exhibit  
Bea Mocorro at The Negros Museum May 20th, 2009 - June 20th, 2009
Posted 5/21/09
Bea Ivanica H. Mocorro opened her very first solo art exibit at the Negros Museum, Bacolod City, Philippines, on May 20, at 4:00 p.m. Guests of honor Alfredo "Amay" Monfort expressed great appreciation of the artworks of Bea and urged everyone to be an encourager for this promising artist, while Bacolod Dance Academy directress Marichit Hofilena, Bea's ballet mentor revealed that it's the spirit in her that makes her stand out in her art, be it in painting or in dance. The exhibit entitled... [more]
Bacolod City, Philippines. A small strip of unnamed street was turned into an avenue where local artists can express themselves creatively. ArteKalye, which literally means "art" + "street", is envisioned to be the hub of contemporary art not only locally but also in the national and hopefully, international art scene. A band of committed members of the Art Association of Bacolod headed by its president, one of the most famous Filipino contemporary artists, Mr. Nunelucio Alvarado,... [more]