Paulina’s Art in Greece Exhibition

Paulina Constancia has shared with us the great news that today, the 23rd, until the 3oth of December, her art, alongside the works of a few selected fiber artists, will be exhibited at the Textile Arts Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The exhibition is called MESSING WITH YARN. The artists are presenting various themes but the unifying part is the use of knitting, crocheting and lace.

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Paulina used yarn for her work “Heartfelt”, and this is how it looks:

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About the Art:

HEARTFELT
Yarn stitching on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Art by Paulina Constancia
Singapore, 2016

“HEARTFELT shows heads, hearts and hands fused together because this symbolises the commitment that my husband and I have to love and nurture our child. I have often told him that I still cannot believe that I could ever love someone as much as I love our child. He would often respond..”I feel exactly the same way.” Most parents can relate to this love and would agree that it burns like the flaming red in this painting. It’s a love that warms and inspires and also keeps you centred and grounded on what matters most in life…” – P.Constancia

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“Heartfelt”– detail 1

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“Heartfelt”– detail 2

Here are the selected international artists participating in the “MESSING with YARN” exhibition at the Textile Arts Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece:

Ali Holloway

Αli Pate

Anahita Younesi

Anna Astapova

Anna Matejcek

Ayanna Proctor

Brooke Marks-Swanson

Canan Erdönmez

Ceyda (Jeyda) Oskay

Eero Tiittula

Heather Schulte

Jeannette von Itter

Laurin Guthrie

Leslie Robison

Lily Lee

Liz Ensz

Mujgan Emre Eroglu

Mustafa Kula

Nesem Ertan Ayata

Paulina Constancia

Pelin Demirtas Dikmen

Piotr Pandyra

Sam Lane

Tenee’ Hart

Trey Gehring

Wendy Kawabata

Exhibition Curator:  Vasiliki Asaroglou

 

Learn about the curious history of the gallery TEXTILE ARTS FACTORY

Project Baby Pink Turn-over

Sept 10th at the MoNA.

Paulina Constancia had the pleasure of turning over the Project Baby Pink collection to My Refuge House (MRH). Present at the simple turn-over ceremony were Rose Anne Obenque of MRH, American Psychologist Dr. Yvonne and husband Wig.

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The Project Baby Pink collection is seen here turned over to Rose Anne Obenque of My Refuge House and American Psychologist Dr. Yvonne.

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Paulina showing some of the PBP collection and title cards to Dr. Yvonne.

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“Very powerful images from a psychological perspective”, says Dr. Yvonne.

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Here’s a photo of the Project Baby Pink collection while on display at the lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

Learn more about Project Baby Pink (PBP), watch this video

Learn more about My Refuge House

 

Japanese Musical Connection

August 15 at the MoNA.

The family of Japanese cellist Harumi Takaishi came to the MoNA to have a private tour of the museum with artist Paulina Constancia who happened to be in town.

Harumi met Paulina’s nephew Mikko Pablo (also a cellist) at a peace concert for 1000 cellos in Hiroshima. Both Mikko and Harumi met as peace concert performers in Japan. Years later Hiromi’s family visits Mikko’s family in Cebu.

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At the entrance of the MoNA: (L-R) Hidehiro, Harumi, Miori (daughter), Kohtaroh (son) and artist Paulina Constancia

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Harumi was so happy to find many music-inspired work at the MoNA. She insisted on being photographed in front of this image of a cellist entitled “Hibiscus Melody” since she is a cellist herself. And she was happy to pose with her imaginary cello…

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Close up photo of PC’s painted quilt “Hibiscus Melody”, part of the collection Hue and I in a Secret Garden which was shown in The Netherlands in the year 2000

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Paulina’s art “Spider Finders” is a perfect backdrop for this loving Mother-son-daughter team. Here are Harumi, Kohtaroh and Miori mimicking the action in Paulina’s painting.

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Close up photo of PC’s  painted quilt “Spider Finders”, part of the collection Hue and I in a Secret Garden which was shown in the Netherlands in the year 2000

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Final pose with this musical and adventure-loving Japanese family. (L-R) Artist Paulina Constancia, Hidehiro (High School teacher and sax player), Kohtaroh (motorbike dealer and guitar player), Miori (fashion design student), Harumi (cellist).

Here’s To Art, Music, PEACE & Friendship!!!

July 30 Meet & Greet at MoNA

It was a great meet and greet event at the MoNA last Saturday, July 30 in Cebu. Nice to see regular and new museum supporters.

There were 4 main activities:

1st Activity: Watch video summary of the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists which Paulina recently attended in Slovenia


2nd Activity:
 View the Tindahan sa Dalan/Roadside Markets collection which Paulina completed and exhibited in Slovenia; meet & greet with artist


3rd Activity: Draw your own vendor at the Boardroom and  then hang your masterpiece at the MoNA Studio Gallery


4th Activity: Visit the MoNA (museum)


Followed of course by some simple yet delicious snacks prepared by West Gorordo Hotel’s Journey’s Cafe.

Thank you to all of you who joined us on Saturday.  If you want to see Paulina’s new collection “Tindahan sa Dalan/Roadside Markets”, please drop by Mon-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. For other inquiries please call West Gorordo Hotel at 2314347.

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

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

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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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The Meeting in Trebnje-Day 1-Opening Ceremony

The 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists in Trebnje formally started with an opening reception at 6 pm on June 11. In attendance were Patricija Pavlič, Director, Center for Education and Culture in Trebnje and Andrejka Nose, Trebnje Gallery curator. Also present were mayors of the different municipalities in Slovenia helping fund this annual meeting. Also present were friends and supporters of Trebnje Gallery.

Below is the invitation and program of the opening ceremony.

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The opening program started with introductions of the 8 participating naïve artists and special guests. Then there was lovely flute and piano music, meet and greet with the artists, light cocktails followed by dinner at the Hotel Opara. Here are a few photos from that very special night.

(L-R ) Patricija Pavlič, Director of the Center for Education and Culture in Trebnje, Mayor of one of the local municipalities supporting this annual event,  Trebnje Gallery curator Andrejka Nose

Introduction of the Participating artists:
Row 1- Paulina Constancia (Philippines/Canada),  Marga Fabbri (Argentina)
Row 2- Mia Bergqvist (Finland), Rok Mohair (Slovenia), Jelena Marković (Serbia/Germany)
Row 3- Igor Simonović (Serbia), Ivana Stanisavljević Negić (Serbia)

There was lots of flute and piano music between introductions…

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Photo of participating artists with the mayors of different Slovenian municipalities and Patricija Pavlič, Director of the Center for Education and Culture in Trebnje.

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Here are the 7 out of the 8 participating artists of the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists. The only artist absent was Denis Toth from Croatia.

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Meet and greet and light cocktails…

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A sumptuous dinner at Hotel Opara across the gallery  where all participating artists were also billeted.

A lovely night, the meeting is off to a great start indeed!!!

International Meeting of Naïve Artists in Slovenia

Good news for Cebu and the Philippines…our homegrown talent Paulina Constancia is one of 8 artists invited to participate in the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists which is happening from June 11-18 in Trebnje Gallery, Slovenia.

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The Participants of the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists:
Mia Bergqvist, Finland
Paulina Constancia,Philippines/Canada
Marga Fabbri, Argentina
Jelena Marković, Serbia/Germany
Rok Mohar, Slovenia
Igor Simonović, Serbia
Ivana Stanisavljević Negić, Serbia
Denis Toth, Croatia

Here is a collage of the artists’ photos as posted in Trebnje Gallery’s  website:

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About the International Meeting in Trebnje, Slovenia:
“The first art camp/Meeting of naïve artist was held in Trebnje in 1968 with 9 artists participating.  At the beginning the art camps and exhibitions were focused on Yugoslav naïve art. However, the annual meetings and exhibitions have soon grown to international scale with artists coming from all around the world to participate in the Meeting…” Read more

Here is a little introduction about artist Paulina Constancia in Slovenian on the gallery’s website. Read here about all participating artists.

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This is very exciting for Paulina Constancia and MoNA of course. We will be posting photos of the meeting in the coming weeks.

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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