GSK 2016 at the MoNA, Part 12

Thank you so much to all of you who came to join us in celebrating our culture and heritage at the MoNA during Gabii sa Kabilin last May 27. We are glad that we joined forces with other heritage sites in Cebu to bring you a memorable heritage night adventure.

GSK at MoNA summary

1- Flying Hearts Photo Booth
2- Viewing MoNA Intro Video
3- Paulina Constancia Studio Tour
4- Museum Scavenger Hunt
5- With Wings, Will Travel Photo Booth
6- JEEPity Do! – Color Your Own Paper Jeepney Workshop
7-Pine Art Print: Pineapple-Themed Monoprinting Workshop
8-Free Tasting: Local Gelato & Flavoured Milk (Gelato Eliseo)
9- Storytelling with Cathy Miro-Adalim
10- Ukulele Workshop with Regie & Venus of TURTULELE
11- Linusak Making and Free Tasting with Journeys Cafe

Special thanks goes to Junnale Castro and other GSK organizers at RAFI. We also wish to thank all our partners, staff and volunteers for helping us realise this year’s GSK program at MoNA:

  • West Gorordo Hotel (An Essence & Permaculture Inspired Hotel) Management and Staff
  • Journeys Cafe Staff
  • Elicon House (Ecological Living Conservation House)
  • The Mayflower Inn (A Heritage & Permaculture-inspired Hotel)
  • Joel Lee & the Eliseo Artisan Gelato/JME Food Products Corp.staff
  • Regie & Venus Bernaldez of TURTULELE
  • Cathy Miro-Adalim
  • Edna Lee
  • Mishka Watin
  • Michael Wortman
  • Noel Ting of Office Maxx Printing & Finishing Solutions

Here are some photos of the Meet & Greet with international naïve artist Paulina Constancia during GSK 2016.
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GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 11

Last stop for GSK visitors to MoNA was the LINUSAK Making and Free Tasting with Delia of Journeys Cafe. It’s a very simple recipe but requires a lot of muscle power. Some visitors were brave (and strong enough!) to try their hand at preparing this classic Cebuano snack. Others were just happy to watch and taste.

10-LINUSAK Making

Yum Yum Yum in the Tum, Tum, Tum!  Thank you Delia and Journeys Cafe for teaching us how to make LINUSAK. We hope to practice making this at home.

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 10

As you can see in the photos, The GSK young visitors to MoNA often followed their gelato stop with a visit to the storytelling room. And there they were quite entertained with a most animated storyteller-educator Cathy Miro-Adalim.9-Sorytelling with Cathy
Cathy used a photo storybook created by Paulina Constancia, interpreting the Philippine legend of how the sea became salty.

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 9

Ninth stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was the Tasting station of Eliseo Artisan Gelato with free servings of gelato and flavoured milk.

Joel Lee, the CEO of Eliseo Artisan Gelato/JME Food Products Corp was present to answer questions about his new line of fresh milk products.

8-Free Tasting Gelato & Flavored MilkLocal favorites —Tsokolate, Mango, Ube, Macapuno, and Italian classics – Stracciatella Pistachio, Fragola— there was an abundance of delicious gelato flavours to choose from.

Thank you Joel Lee and Eliseo Artisan Gelato/JME Food Products Corp. for generously sharing with us your delicious gelato and flavoured milk products!

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Address: 1204 Clavano St., Cebu City
Tel. No. 254 0000

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 8

Eighth stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was the ukulele workshop with Regie and Venus Bernaldez of TURTULELE.

“Lightweight, music heavy”, the catchy slogan of the TURTULELE line of ukuleles is also the nature of a music workshop with this very kind and talented husband and wife duo. Lightweight – they make learning music fun, easy and appealing. Music heavy – you are guaranteed to be heavier when you come out of their workshop as you will have added a feather in your cap – yes, you can play the ukulele! And that’s within 20 to 30 minutes of learning with Regie and Venus.

5- Ukulele Workshop

Four strings, big smiles and a big 4 word hurrah – “I can play ukulele!” Check out the joy on the faces of these GSK visitors at the MoNA… A big, big THANK YOU to Regie and Venus  for sharing your talents and turtuleles with us!!!

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GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 7

Seventh stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was Pine Art Print, a pineapple-themed  monoprinting workshop.

It was fun seeing how different each print turned out even if they all came from the same linocuts.  Everybody had their own favourite colors and design sensibilities. Below are some photos of the workshop with participants proudly signing and posing with their creations.
6-Pine Art Print Workshop

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 6

Sixth stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was JEEPity Do! a paint-your own-paper jeepney workshop. It was great to learn about the word origin, history and future of jeepneys. Young and old were so focused in creating their own unique jeepney design.  JEEPity Do participants got to color and laminate as many paper jeepneys as they wanted.  The best part was they got to take them home for GSK show and tell.

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GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 5

Fifth stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was the photo booth “With Wings, Will Travel”.1-b With Wings Will Travel Photo Booth

Below is the clay bas relief “With Wings, Will Travel” which inspired this photo booth. It was created by Paulina Constancia while on a creative self-exile in Mexico in 1999.

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Paulina also wrote a poem with the same title to accompany the piece:

We age through our voyage.
Some forever grounded
with excess baggage.

But those who are bright
travel light.
They fly with courage.
Their wings get stronger.
Eventually,
They fly higher.

(With Wings, Will Travel – poem by Paulina Constancia, from her bilingual collection of poetry entitled Brazos Abiertos/Open Arms, Vancouver 2003 )

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 4

Fourth stop for GSK visitors was the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art (MoNA) where they were able to join in a museum scavenger hunt. Many said that it was a very unique way of exploring  and enjoying the museum collection. Winners brought home some pretty cool eco-friendly prizes, like recycled hotel linen shoe bags, recycled tarpaulin pouches, etc.

3- Scavenger Hunt at the MoNA

GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 3

Third stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was the studio of international naïve artist Paulina Constancia. Here they had the opportunity to view exhibition and travel mementos, photos, newspaper articles, exhibition posters , paintings in the artist’s personal collection, works in progress. Some even got to meet and greet with the artist who was present during the GSK celebrations at MoNA.

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GSK 2016 at the MoNA, part 1

First stop for GSK visitors at the MoNA was the Flying Hearts photo booth. MoNA guests were all smiles as they posed for this heavenly welcome photoshoot.

This wall/permanent photo booth is inspired by Paulina Constancia’s  painting “Setting A Heart Free”. With an echoing heart birdie cut-out and a pair of wings, GSK visitors at MoNA were able to immerse themselves in the world of Paulina’s flying hearts.

1-a Flying Hearts Photo Booth at the MoNA

Below is “Setting A Heart Free” – the painting that inspired the Flying Hearts photo booth. Now in the private collection of Olive Caday-Fillone. Paulina  created this mixed media piece in Toronto in 2001 for her show PULSO in Yorkville, Toronto.

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MoNA’s Storyline for GSK 2016

This is the first time that the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve art (MoNA) is joining the Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK) or Heritage Night.

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And the first assignment for participating heritage sites is to create an individual storyline  based on a given theme.  This year’s GSK theme is “Forging Peoples”

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And below is MoNA’s Individual storyline.

“Civilizations Flourish by Forging Ecological and Cultural Diversity”

Maíz- Mais, Cacao-Kakaw, Piña-Pinya,  Plátano-Saging, Mango- Manga, Hibiscus-Gumamela, Fiesta-Pista, Casamiento-Kasal, Procesión-Prosesyon, Virgen María –Birhen Maria, Cochero-Kutsero, Guitarra-Gitara, Chinelas-Tsinelas, Jeepney-Dyipni, , Salvavidas-Salbabida, Feria-Perya, Escuela- Eskwelahan, Tiangue- Tiangi

These are ecological and cultural imports from China, India, Mexico, Spain and the United States of America. They have been ingrained and assimilated in our environment  and way of life for centuries that they are now part of who we are, what we eat, what we do and how we live. During your visit to the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA] at West Gorordo Hotel, you will  have the chance to see the artworks of Paulina Constancia that depict these symbols, rituals, traditions and celebrations that were forged through ecological and cultural exchange with our colonizers and trading partners.

MONA-GSK magazine feature

Check out Gabii sa Kabilin 2016 Guide, MoNA is featured on page 35.

Come and join us as we celebrate our unique ecological and cultural heritage.  Start your GSK- Heritage Night Adventure at the MoNA and win cool prizes!!!

MoNA joins GSK 2016

MoNA joins GSK 2016
Friday, May 27, 6 pm to midnight

May is a special month at the Museum of Naive Art [MoNA]. We opened our doors to the public in May 2013. That same year we also initiated the Kabilin Fest.
In partnership with various creative practitioners in the community, MoNA endeavoured to give the Cebuano public the opportunity to experience a myriad of interactive cultural heritage workshops under one roof. For those of you who joined MoNA’s Kabilin Fest 1 (2013) & Kabilin Fest 2 (2014), thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us to celebrate our heritage. 

We are happy to inform you that this year MoNA will be joining the greater community of museums and heritage sites in Cebu in the 10th Gabii Sa Kabilin which happens on May 27, 6 pm to midnight.

Come start your GSK Heritage Adventure with MoNA and you will have the opportunity to:
1. Join a Scavenger Hunt
2. Listen to Storytelling of Myths and Legends
3. Make An Original Pineapple Monoprint at our Pine Art Print Workshop
4. Be Part of a Paulina Constancia Painting at our Photo Booth
5. Visit the Studio of Paulina Constancia
6. Participate in LINUSAK Making & Tasting
7. Learn to Play the Ukulele with Venus & Regie Bernaldez of TURTULELE
8. Paint your own Paper Jeepney
9. Taste Local Gelato and Flavoured Milk, courtesy of Eliseo Artisan Gelato/JME Food Products Corp.
10. Meet & Greet with international naïve artist Paulina Constancia

Come and join us as we celebrate our unique ecological and cultural heritage. Win cool prizes!!!

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