Revisiting Cebu’s Past with ‘Kabilin’

Here is a feature on the Cebu Daily News on May 19, 2014 about the 2nd Kabilin Fest organised by the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art and West Gorordo Hotel last May 17-18, to celebrate International Museum Day.  Article may be viewed on-line. Click herekabilin


M.O.M. Exhibition Kicks off 2nd Kabilin Fest

May 18 is International Museum Day.  On this special day last year, Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA] opened its doors to the public as well as held the 1st Kabilin Fest. As a proud member of the International Community of Museums, the MoNA endeavors to hold an annual KABILIN FEST (Kabilin is ‘heritage’ in Cebuano) on or around International Museum Day, May 18.  With this festival, the MoNA, in partnership with various creative practitioners in the community, gives the Cebuano public the opportunity to experience a myriad of interactive cultural heritage workshops under one roof.

The MoNA’s 2nd Kabilin Fest (May 17-18, 2014) kicks off with Moments of Motherhood {M.O.M.}, a traveling exhibition of mixed media art by Paulina Constancia.  It has been shown in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. From May 17 to June 17, the M.O.M. collection will be on display at the Screening Room of the MoNA, Level 1, West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu. Paulina integrates scrap fabric and other materials into her paintings to symbolize the shared moments between mother and child. She says, “It’s these little moments that matter, it’s these moments that we remember.”

Moments of Motherhood – Philippines

As part of the M.O.M. presentation, Paulina will also be facilitating art therapy sessions and arts & crafts classes throughout the week to MoNA’s partner organizations serving Cebu’s marginalized women and children.

Moments of Motherhood opens Saturday, May 17, 6 pm. Exhibition runs May 17 to June 17 at the Screening Room of the MoNA, Level 1, West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu City.

The MOM exhibition is only the start of a number of activities such as interactive workshops and talks lined up for the 2nd Kabilin Fest by the MoNA in partnership with various creative practitioners in Cebu. Join a morning bike tour with Tindak Sugbo, learn how to play the ukulele, make traditional toys, play traditional games, cook Pinoy vegetarian dishes, embroider your initials (borda), enjoy some Pinoy satire, get a henna tattoo and more… For the complete 2nd Kabilin Fest Schedule of Activities click on the link below

The Kabilin Fest is an International Museum Day and Heritage Celebration presented by MoNA & West Gorordo Hotel. Free Admission with Valid ID.