The CURVE Project

Celebrate Women’s Month with us, come see The CURVE Project – March 8-31 at the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

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CURVE: An exhibition about the essence of a WOMAN as interpreted by women from different sectors

March 8-31, 2016
The Lobby, West Gorordo Hotel
Gorordo Avenue
Cebu City, Philippines

About The CURVE Project

You can tell a woman’s silhouette from that of a man’s by her curve.

Using the female form as a canvas, women from different sectors, led by artist Paulina Constancia of the Museum of Naive Art, have interpreted the essence of a woman. Each participant has also made an acrostic poem using the letters C.U.R.V.E. to accompany her piece.

Happy Women’s Month to all of you! May you treasure and learn from the female presence in your lives.

Check out this event and other Women’s Day events on the international women’s day website:
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/6154/CURVE

Project Baby Pink

Celebrate Women’s Month with us, come see Project Baby Pink – March 1-31 at the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

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Project Baby Pink

Baby Pink – a color expectant parents of baby girls know intimately as they prepare the baby room, the clothes and accessories with much excitement for their coming bundle of joy. Unfortunately, not all baby girls are warmly welcomed or treated kindly. Such is the case of the group of girls in difficult situations that artist Paulina Constancia mentors through Expressive Arts workshops.

Project Baby Pink is an opportunity for these young girls to revive and reconnect with the innocence inside them –  the spontaneous, creative, playful self before their world was shattered…

They were betrayed and robbed of their innocence and dignity by the very people they trusted most, literally the hand that rocked their cradles.  Thanks to the many agencies working together to curb violence against women and children, these girls have been given the chance to be kids again – to learn, laugh and play; to feel safe and to dream again…

The girls were given the liberty to play with an assortment of materials such as paint, paper, fabric, threads, beads, stickers and other add-ons to help them create a freestyle self-portrait.

Welcoming Project Baby Pink will help these girls put their mistreatment firmly in the past. With your support, there is hope for their future to be sweet and bright!

-From Your Friends at the
Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art

Check out this event and other Women’s Day events on the international women’s day website
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/6153/Project-Baby-Pink

PANYONG PUTI:The White Handkerchief Project

A group of 14 university students and 1 professor from Kindai University, Osaka, Japan were in Cebu from February 9 to 16, 2016  for a Sustainability Tour organized by the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes. Paulina Constancia facilitated a Welcome PEACE Workshop called “PANYONG PUTI:The White Handkerchief Projectpanyong puti-intro

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PC with her wonderful young Japanese participants

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Miyuki says that when Japanese people take a picture they do the PEACE pose, which make them happy even if they are sad. So she thinks the Peace Pose makes a good symbol of  PEACE.

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Professor Andrew Atkins says of his work:”This picture symbolises the Philippines and Japan sailing from a stormy sea to a peaceful sea with me from the UK in the middle.” (since he was the one who brought the group to Cebu, Philippines)

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“These flowers express Japanese and Filipino. So this bouquet shows they live together forever. This is my hope!” – Risa

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Here are the PEACE OFFERINGS from the 15 workshop participants from Kindai University.

The Kindai University Students
Shunsuke Abe
Risa Hirose
Chie Inaoka
Yuki Ishizawa
Hitomi Kitano
Taihei Mori
Miyuki Morino
Airi Nishimura
Akari Okushima
Arisa Sadano
Tomomi Sakano
Yuya Takagi
Minori Tanigawa
Kaito Niijima

Their Professor
Andrew Atkins

Thank you very much.  

Daghang Salamat.

Domo arigato どうもありがとう