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.


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!!!