Post-GSK Rangoli Workshop with MRH

On Saturday, May 27th, the day after Gabii sa Kabilin, MoNA’s visiting Indian artist conducted a special rangoli workshop for a group of young participants from My Refuge House.

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The girls checking out the fabulous display of rangoli from the pre-GSK community workshop facilitated by Yasha Dabas

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Yasha talking about the rangoli tradition and giving instructions for the afternoon’s collaborative art making

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The girls busy with their intricate rangoli designs

There were 7 rangolis created plus an extra one made by Paulina’s son who asked to join the workshop. Below are photos showing the process of creating the individual rangoli:

Rangoli # 1- “The Love of Nature”
Materials: beads, stones, flowers, leaves
Created by: Mandy and Loren

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Rangoli  # 2 – “Art of Peace”
Materials: shells, flowers, beads and pebbles
Created by: Stephanie and Alexandra

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Rangoli # 3- “On The Wings of Love”
Materials: flowers, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder, beads
Created by: Jacky and Cindy

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Rangoli # 4- “Nature Garden”
Materials: beads, stones, flowers,  rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Chloe and Nicole

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Rangoli # 5 – “Beauty of the Flower”
Materials: flowers, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Faith and Jessica

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Rangoli # 6 –  The Sun and the Seashore
Materials: plastic beads, petals, shells, pebbles, stones, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Kim and Gaga

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Rangoli # 7- “The Beauty of Life” 
Materials: flowers, beads, shells, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Shane and Ashley

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Rangoli # 8- “The Flower on the Beads”
Materials: cowrie shells, leaves, pebbles,  rangoli coloured powder
Created by:  Paulina’s son -Lucas, 7 years old

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show and tell with yasha

Show and Tell. The girls said that when they saw the display from the workshop yesterday they wondered if they could possibly make something so beautiful. And they did! Their works were just beautiful!

3-Hearts with yasha n the girls

Love and gratitude to MoNA’s visiting artist YASHA DABAS for sharing her time and talents with the girls. ..the time together was memorable and the work- -simply amazing!

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23 Rangolis in 1 Room! The mini rangolis of the MRH girls displayed alongside the bigger rangoli art created from the previous day’s community workshop, also facilitated by MoNA visiting artist Yasha Dabas

Read about the facilitator YASHA DABAS
Read about the  program at My Refuge House

Pre-GSK Rangoli Art Community Workshop – 3 of 3

We continue with the feature on the rangoli-making process, photos taken during the pre-heritage night community workshop facilitated by MoNA’s visiting artist Yasha Dabas.

Rangoli # 10- “Flying Dream”, created by Eric, Erde John, Angelique of CTU Moalboal Campus
materials: sand, beads, rangoli powder

Rangoli #11- “Birds in Paradise”, created by Robbieana and Reymart of CTU-Moalboal Campus
materials: wooden birds, leaves, sand, beads

Rangoli # 12- “Beautiful Me”, created by Charity Escoton and Lolet Aliño of Women’s Law, Centre)
Materials: sand, flowers, beads

Rangoli# 13 – “Grainbow”, created by Joy and Kets (UP Psychology Students)
Materials: earth stuff

Rangoli #14- Embracing Diversity”, created by Anne (40 yrs old), Bjorn, (10 yrs old) and Joy (30 yrs old)
materials: mixed

Rangoli # 15- “4 Pips, 1 Work”, created by Psalm, Ann, Jay and Lezel
materials: mixed

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Yasha and Paulina with US Peace Corps Robbieana Leung and her students from CTU-Moalboal Campus

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Yasha and Paulina with workshop participants from UP Cebu Psychology Program. Far right -another participant- Aggie Tomayao.

It was a lovely afternoon making friends and trying out a new art form. Thanks again Miss Yasha Dabas for sharing your time and talent with us. We are eternally grateful!

Pre-GSK Rangoli Art Community Workshop – 2 of 3

Here are photos showing the process of creating rangoli art during the community workshop facilitated by MoNA’s visiting Indian artist Yasha Dabas.

Rangoli #1- “Form in Flow”, created by Gail and Hanz Florentino
materials: petals, pebbles, wood chips, beads, leaves

Rangoli #2- “Kerala Flower Kolam Flowers”, created by Yasha Dabas
materials: all flowers

Rangoli # 3- Five Elements of Earth (Organic Indian Holi), created by Yasha Dabas
materials: rangoli colors, gravel

Rangoli # 4 – “Diwali Happiness Rangoli”,  created by Yasha Dabas
materials: coloured rice
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Rangoli #5- “The Call of Nature”,  created by Eric, Reymart, Erde John, Angelique of CTU- Moalboal Campus

Rangoli #6- “Hidden Paradise”, created by Aggie Tomayao and Maruchine (CTU-Moalboal Campus)
materials: petals, leaves, shells

Rangoli #7- “Detailed Paradise”, created by MJ and Danica
materials: flowers, shells, gravel, wooden birds

Rangoli #8- “Smiling Nature”, created by Retired UP Professor Thelma Lee-Mendoza and Teacher Grace Cabaero-Ferreros of St. Michael’s Play Garden, Steiner Waldorf Education in Cebu
materials: flowers, pebbles, wooden beads

Rangoli #9- “Yoga Shack”, created by Gigit Sulit and Jeanne Torrefranca, both yoga teachers
materials: flowers, beads, leaves, stones and sticks

More rangolis on the next post…

Waves of Hope Workshop in Moalboal- Part 3

We come to last feature of the Waves of Hope/Mga Balud sa Paglaum expressive arts workshop recently facilitated by Paulina Constancia on the beach in Moalboal for the Cebu Technological University World Literature students of Miss Robbie.

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The last activity was “STAR of HOPE”.  Paulina taught the group PAGLAUM, a song she composed en route to Moalboal, and it goes this way: (ukulele chords provided)

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Paglaum, paglaum sa atong kasingkasing
Isibya, isidlak ngadto sa uban
Kalipay, kadasig sa atong kahimtang  (sung as kahimta-ang)
Paglaum, paglaum sa kalibutan

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Lovingly translated for you, Miss Robbie…
Hope, hope in our hearts

Spread and shine onto others
Joy and cheer to our existence
Hope, hope onto the world.

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Now let’s form a star…

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A star in the making…

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Paulina’s brother Joel Lee accompanies the group singing of PAGLAUM

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The group forms a star and sings PAGLAUM

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Sunset at Club Serena Resort, Moalboal with Robbie’s World Literature Class (Cebu Technological University- Moalboal Campus)

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Paulina’s son Lucas joins in the group photo shoot…

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HOPE it all starts in our hearts…

A heartfelt gratitude to Robbie and her CTU students for the wonderful enthusiasm and cooperation. May your lives be your message of hope within your home, circle of friends and wherever your life journey takes you…

The Meeting in Trebnje-Day 6- Ljubljana Excursion

Day 6 (June 16) – The artists created a little bit in their studios in the morning then in the afternoon off they went to the capital city of Ljubljana.

First stop- The National Gallery

13517630_802446456524263_2404220170240847318_oLearn more about the National Gallery of Slovenia

13502724_802446416524267_3129024039452006126_oOur group entering the National Gallery from a back entrance. That’s IVANA from Serbia, a fellow participant in the meeting in Trebnje.

L-R-Igor checking out the Crucified Christ – incredible wood sculpture; Our guide- a prominent figure in Ljubljana arts and culture

13522951_802446469857595_7218980419446547403_oThe Judgment of Solomon as protrayed by a Slovenian artist . Learn more about The Judgment of Solomon

13490846_802446496524259_5998076151405777574_oThis is our group’s favorite….A Slovenian artist’s interpretation of Danse Macabre or the universality of death…

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Second stop- Metelkova
an abandoned barracks turned artist squatter colony
Read more about Europe’s most successful urban squat

Slovenian sculptor Rok Mohar, one of the participating artists in the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists at the Trebnje Gallery, is a resident artist of the Metelkova. He takes his artist-friends on a tour of the colony as well as his home studio.

“So much art, so little time to look at all them up close!” – Paulina Constancia and friends visiting Metelkova

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Rok Mohar prepares coffee for all his visiting artist friends from the International Meeting of Naïve Artists

Rok Mohar’s creations in plaster 

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13482933_802449243190651_4787611370940324045_oNot a bare corner in this artists’ colony

13490658_802449349857307_1089468564043834788_oMarga, Ivana and Igor pose in front of mosaic art covered building  in Metelkova

13490772_802449283190647_5199513692739206181_oLGBT community preparing materials for Pride Day

13522869_802449296523979_717174845504282347_oOne of the many whimsical creations at Metelkova – perhaps we can call it “Mouse in Havaianas”, hahaha

The Meeting in Trebnje-Days 3 to 7 -Collaborative Art with Paulina

Days 3 to 7 (June 13 to June 17):  The participating artists at the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists at Trebnje Gallery  interacted with various groups of schoolchildren. Paulina Constancia thought of a little collaborative artwork she could start with the young visitors.

Paulina showed the children the possibilities of trace-cut-glue. So the piece “Show Your True Colors” was born!

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Here’s the  completed  želva/turtle collaborative art made in Trebnje entitled “Show Your True Colors”. (created by Paulina Constancia in collaboration with young visitors at the International Meeting of Naive Artists in Trebnje Gallery, Slovenia- June 11-18, 2016).

Trebnje Collaborative ArtUsing fabric and acrylic paint, many contributed to this piece. Translations of “Show Your True Colors” in many languages was made possible with the help of the other participating artists at the meeting.

Thank you for making the 1st Kabilin Fest a success

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Thank you to all those who have so generously shared their talents at the 1st Kabilin Fest (Heritage Festival organized by the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] on the occasion of its launching on International Museum Day) last Saturday, May 18. Here are some photos of the wonderful moments we shared as a community…

  1. Tindak Sugbo (Bike Tour of Heritage Public Spaces) led by Psychology Volunteers on Bikes
  2. Traditional Toys Workshop with PJ & Delfin of Mayflower Inn
  3. Traditional Musical Instruments Workshop with Filo d’Oro
  4. Traditional Puppetry Workshop led by Pierre Famador
  5. PUSO Weaving Workshop led by Allen of West Gorordo Hotel
  6. Sawsaw Workshop led by Ananda Marga Wellness Centre
  7. Tambol and Malong Dressing Ritual Dance led by the Sunrise Festival 2013 Maharlika Artists
  8. Dula, Mugna, Istorya -St. Michael’s Play Garden
  9. Sugbuanong Awit sing along with Guitarist Lemuel Inanoria
  10. Sugbuanong Awit and More with Sistemang Pilipino, Inc.
  11. Baybayin Workshop with Carlo Enad
  12. Visayan Folklore Readings, under the guidance of Professor Madrileña de la Cerna
  13. Access to Heritage as a Human Right with Atty. Yvonne Artiaga
  14. Parents as Transmitters of Culture with Grace Fereros
  15. International Craft Workshop: FUROSHIKI with Misa Imai from Japan
  16. Launch of the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA]

Below are the individual photos of these wonderful events/activities of MoNA’s Kabilin Fest 2013:

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Tindak Sugbo (Bike Tour of Heritage Public Spaces) led by Psychology Volunteers on Bikes

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Traditional Toys Workshop led by PJ and Delfín of The Mayflower Inn

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Traditional Musical Instruments Workshop led by Filo d’Oro

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Traditional Puppetry Workshop led by Pierre Famador

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PUSÓ (Hanging Rice) Weaving Workshop led by Allen of West Gorordo Hotel

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SAWSAW (Dips & Sauces) Workshop led by Ananda Marga Wellness Centre

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Tambol and Malong Dressing Ritual Dance Workshop led by Sunrise Festival 2013 Maharlika Artists

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Dula, Mugna, Istorya (Play, Creation and Stories) led by St. Michael’s Play Garden

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Sugbuanong Awit Sing-Along led by Guitarist Lemuel Inanoria

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Sugbuanong Awit and more led by Sistemang Pilipino,Inc.

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Baybayin  (Our island’s ancient system of writing)  Workshop led by Carlo Enad

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Visayan Folklore Readings under the guidance of Professor Madrileña de la Cerna

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Access to Heritage as a Human Right Lecture by Attorney Yvonne Arteaga

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Parents as Transmitters of Culture Interaction with educator Grace Fereros

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International Craft Workshop: FUROSHIKI (Traditional Japanese Art of Wrapping with Cloth), workshop led by visiting Japanese volunteer craftsperson- Misa Eguchi Imai

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Official Launching/Opening of the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA]

The MoNA is part of the cultural stewardship program of West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu, Philippines