Feed the Right Wolf

As  my personal interpretation of the Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves entitled ” A Heart’s Choice” hangs at the Window Gallery of the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, I would like to invite us all to reflect on the enlightening words of PEMA CHÖDRÖN.

Feed the Right Wolf
by PEMA CHÖDRÖN

…A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world and how it comes about. He said it was as if two wolves were fighting in his heart. One wolf was vengeful and angry, and the other wolf was understanding and kind. The young man asked his grandfather which wolf would win the fight in his heart. And the grandfather answered, “The one that wins will be the one I choose to feed.”

So this is our challenge, the challenge for our spiritual practice and the challenge for the world—how can we train right now, not later, in feeding the right wolf? How can we call on our innate intelligence to see what helps and what hurts, what escalates aggression and what uncovers our good-heartedness? With the global economy in chaos and the environment of the planet at risk, with war raging and suffering escalating, it is time for each of us in our own lives to take the leap and do whatever we can to help turn things around. Even the slightest gesture toward feeding the right wolf will help. Now more than ever, we are all in this together.

Taking the leap involves making a commitment to ourselves and to the earth itself-making a commitment to let go of old grudges, to not avoid people and situations and emotions that make us feel uneasy, to not cling to our fears, our closed-mindedness, our hardheartedness, our hesitation. Now is the time to develop trust in our basic goodness and the basic goodness of our sisters and brothers on this earth; a time to develop confidence in our ability to drop our old ways of staying stuck and to choose wisely. We could do that right here and right now.

In our everyday encounters, we can live in a way that will help us learn to do this. When we talk to someone we don’t like and don’t agree with — maybe a family member or a person at work — we tend to spend a great amount of energy sending anger their way. Yet our resentments and self-centeredness, as familiar as they are, are not our basic nature. We all have the natural ability to interrupt old habits. All of us know how healing it is to be kind, how transformative it is to love, what a relief it is to have old grudges drop away. With just a slight shift in perspective, we can realize that people strike out and say mean things for the same reasons we do. With a sense of humor we can see that our sisters and brothers, our partners, our children, our coworkers are driving us crazy the same way we drive other people crazy.

The first step in this learning process is to be honest with ourselves. Most of us have gotten so good at empowering our negativity and insisting on our rightness that the angry wolf gets shinier and shinier, and the other wolf is just there with its pleading eyes. But we’re not stuck with this way of being. When we’re feeling resentment or any strong emotion, we can recognize that we are getting worked up, and realize that right now we can consciously make the choice to be aggressive or to cool off. It comes down to choosing which wolf we want to feed.

Of course, if we intend to test out this approach, we need some pointers. We need ways to train in this path of choosing wisely. This path entails uncovering three qualities of being human, three basic qualities that have always been with us but perhaps have gotten buried and been almost forgotten. These qualities are natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness. When I say that the potential for goodness exists in all beings, that is acknowledging that everyone, everywhere, all over the globe, has these qualities and can call on them to help themselves and others.

Natural intelligence is always accessible to us. When we’re not caught in the trap of hope and fear, we intuitively know what’s the right thing to do. If we’re not obscuring our intelligence with anger, self-pity, or craving, we know what will help and what will make things worse. Our well-perfected emotional reactions cause us to do and say a lot of crazy things. We desire to be happy and at peace, but when our emotions are aroused, somehow the methods we use to achieve this happiness only make us more miserable. Our wishes and our actions are, all too frequently, not in synch. Nevertheless, we all have access to a fundamental intelligence that can help to solve our problems rather than making them worse.

Natural warmth is our shared capacity to love, to have empathy, to have a sense of humor. It is also our capacity to feel gratitude and appreciation and tenderness. It’s the whole gamut of what often are called the heart qualities, qualities that are a natural part of being human. Natural warmth has the power to heal all relationships — -the relationship with ourselves as well as with people, animals, and all that we encounter every day of our lives.

The third quality of basic goodness is natural openness, the spaciousness of our sky-like minds. Fundamentally, our minds are expansive, flexible, and curious; they are pre-prejudice, so to speak. This is the condition of mind before we narrow down into a fear-based view where everyone is either an enemy or a friend, a threat or an ally, someone to like, dislike, or ignore. Fundamentally, this mind that we have, that you and I each have, is open.

We can connect with that openness at any time. For instance, right now, for three seconds, just stop reading and pause.

If you were able to stop briefly like that, perhaps you experienced a thought-free moment.

Another way to appreciate natural openness is to think of a time when you were angry, when someone said or did something that you didn’t like, a time when you wanted to get even or you wanted to vent. Now, what if you had been able to stop, breathe deeply, and slow the process down? Right on the spot you could connect with natural openness. You could stop, give space, and empower the wolf of patience and courage instead of the wolf of aggression and violence. In that moment when we pause, our natural intelligence often comes to our rescue. We have time to reflect: why do we want to make that nasty phone call, say that mean word, or for that matter, drink the drink, or smoke the substance or whatever it might be?

…To honestly face the pain in our lives and the problems in the world, let’s start by looking compassionately and honestly at our own minds. We can become intimate with the mind of hatred, the mind that polarizes, the mind that makes somebody “other” and bad and wrong. We come to know, unflinchingly, and with great kindness, the angry, unforgiving, hostile wolf. Over time, that part of ourselves becomes very familiar, but we no longer feed it. Instead, we can make the choice to nurture openness, intelligence, and warmth. This choice, and the attitudes and actions that follow from it, are like a medicine that has the potential to cure all suffering.

Excerpted  from Taking the Leap by Pema Chödrön © 2009 by Pema Chödrön.  Published by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO. www.shambhala.com

Read the complete  “Feed the Right Wolf” chapter online on lions roar 

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PC’s Art in Year of the Dog Feature Presentation in Canada

We at the MoNA are happy to share with you the news that Paulina Constancia’s artwork called “A Heart’s Choice” will be featured from March 1 to April 30 at the Window Gallery of the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

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This is just a cropped image of the diptych (two part artwork)

Poster below gives more  information about Paulina’s  “A Heart’s Choice”  and its symbolisms.

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The original study of this work, a 14” x 16” acrylic on canvas,  is hanging at the Museum of Bicycling (MoB) in the Philippines to help shed  light on the mobility and transport choices we make.

 

Slovenian Film about International Meeting of Naïve Artists in Trebnje

We are happy to share the message from Trebnje Gallery of Naïve Artists in Slovenia:

“Last year our Gallery celebrated a jubilee, half a century of International Meetings of Naive Artists. For this occasion we planned a film and asked all of you for your help in preparing it.

Slovenian television broadcasted the film in December 2017 and now the film is publicly available on our website:

We hope you will enjoy it, even though it is in Slovenian only.”

Message from: Andrejka Nose, kustosinja
(Curator, Trebnje Gallery of Naïve Artists)

Slovenian Film about International Meeting of Naive Artists

The film captures half a century of history of International Meetings and of the Gallery of Naive Artists Trebnje.

The film was presented to the public on 15 June 2017 during the 50th International Meeting of Naive Artists and Slovenian television broadcasted it on 29 December 2017.

We are delighted to share with you that our very own Paulina Constancia is featured in this film alongside fellow artists at the 49th International Meeting of Naive Artists in 2016. It also shows film clips from past meetings and a nice review of the extensive collection of the gallery.

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Screenshots of some of Paulina’s appearance in the Slovenian Film

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Farewell Lunch with Slovenian film crew on the last day of filming the International Meeting of Naïve Artists in Trebnje, 2016.  Igor Pediček is the film director (2nd on the left), Paulina is 4th on the left with fellow artists and the curator, director and board members of the gallery

Watch the film “Samorastniške kronike” on the website of  Trebnje Gallery of Naïve Artists

 

One more week in Poland

The Naïf Art Festiwal in which Paulina Constancia’s art is  featured alongside the works of other naif artists from around the world will come to a close on August 18th.

If anyone of you happens to be in Poland, this is the Festiwal’s last week so please do check out this incredible exhibition.

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Here are Paulina’s works that are featured in the festival.

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Here are the works of Paulina Constancia featured in the 10th Art Naif Festiwal in Poland.

The 10th Art Naif Festiwal
Galeria Szyb Wilson
ul. Oswobodzenia 1
40-403 Katowice
Poland

Special thanks to the organizers and supporters of the festival especially to the Director Monika Paca and Katarzyna “Kasia” Kraus for all the love and hard work they put into realizing this wonderful event.

Click here to view photos from festival.

Watch video about the X(10th) Edition of the Art Naif Festiwal

Paulina Constancia in Art Naif Festiwal-Poland

We are happy to share the news that Paulina Constancia is one of the artists selected to participate in this year’s naif art festival in Poland.

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This is the 10th of this annual festival which happens in Katowice, which is located in Upper Silesia. (the southeastern part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia, located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic.  Read more )
Below is some information about Upper Silesia from the gallery’s website:

Upper Silesia is traditionally perceived as an industrial region. From the beginning of the XIX century it developed as an important region of mines and steel works. Still, not deprived of art. Colorful world of so-called “naive” artists appeared in the heart of industrial Silesia in the 1930s, when a group of amateur painters, miners working in Giesche mine, was created under the leadership of Teofil Ociepka, strongly inspired by occultism. Their art was full of color, mystical images, drawings influenced by both mythology and classical painting motives, presenting often surreal embedded in Upper Silesian landscape. The group called then „Grupa Janowska” is still active today.

The time has changed and many of industrial plants have been closed, but the magic of art is still here!

And here’s a little about the Art Naif Festiwal from the gallery’s website:

First edition of the Festival took place in 2008. From that time we are honored and pleased to host hundreds of artists from all over the world, together with thousands of their admirers. Mostly we present paintings, but also sculptures and ceramics. We are proud to work with wonderful artists from many different countries, including: Australia, Burkina Faso, Argentina, Israel, United States, Brazil, Tanzania, Venezuela and many European countries.

Year 2017 promises to be exceptionally great! The 10th Art Naif Festival will be held from 9th June until 18th August 2017. As each year we are planning many additional events and, since it will be our jubilee, more surprises can be expected. The exhibition will be accompanied with several lesser exposures organized in the local museums as well as many workshops, film screenings, lectures.

This year there are around 350 artists and nearly 40 countries represented . It will be an exciting celebration of art and culture.

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Here are some photos of a roadside billboard in Katowice promoting the festival. The exhibition runs from June 9 to August 18.

 

Click here for videos of past editions of Art Naif Festiwal
Check out other festival photos and videos on Facebook

Kita-Kita ‘ta sa Gabii sa Kabilin on May 26

Gabii sa Kabilin~GSK (Heritage Night) is happening on Friday, May 26th. We are happy to inform you that we have prepared a very exciting program for this year’s GSK.

The circle “alidong” (Ceb.) -a simple closed shape with unlimited possibilities is the focus of this year’s GSK celebration at the MoNA. Highlighted this year are the concentric works in the museum collection. Workshops and other activities lined up give the GSK goers a chance to explore the world of circles, dots and rangoli. This year MONA also has a special featured artist- Indian naïve artist Yasha Dabas who will share rangoli and Indian arts with us.

We also have another happy news for GSK goers .  This year our sister permaculture-inspired  lodging establishments will be officially opening their in-house museums.

The Mayflower Inn (A Heritage and Permaculture Inspired Hotel ) will be opening the Museum of Heritage and Folk Art (MoHFA). It seeks to promote our diverse cultures and shared humanity. The Elicon House (An Ecological Living Conservation House), on the other hand, will be launching the Museum of Bicycling (MoB). It promotes the bio-psycho-social impacts of bicycling.

Check out the poster below for more info:

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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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M.O.M. Exhibition Kicks off 2nd Kabilin Fest

May 18 is International Museum Day.  On this special day last year, Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA] opened its doors to the public as well as held the 1st Kabilin Fest. As a proud member of the International Community of Museums, the MoNA endeavors to hold an annual KABILIN FEST (Kabilin is ‘heritage’ in Cebuano) on or around International Museum Day, May 18.  With this festival, the MoNA, in partnership with various creative practitioners in the community, gives the Cebuano public the opportunity to experience a myriad of interactive cultural heritage workshops under one roof.

The MoNA’s 2nd Kabilin Fest (May 17-18, 2014) kicks off with Moments of Motherhood {M.O.M.}, a traveling exhibition of mixed media art by Paulina Constancia.  It has been shown in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. From May 17 to June 17, the M.O.M. collection will be on display at the Screening Room of the MoNA, Level 1, West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu. Paulina integrates scrap fabric and other materials into her paintings to symbolize the shared moments between mother and child. She says, “It’s these little moments that matter, it’s these moments that we remember.”

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As part of the M.O.M. presentation, Paulina will also be facilitating art therapy sessions and arts & crafts classes throughout the week to MoNA’s partner organizations serving Cebu’s marginalized women and children.

Moments of Motherhood opens Saturday, May 17, 6 pm. Exhibition runs May 17 to June 17 at the Screening Room of the MoNA, Level 1, West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu City.

The MOM exhibition is only the start of a number of activities such as interactive workshops and talks lined up for the 2nd Kabilin Fest by the MoNA in partnership with various creative practitioners in Cebu. Join a morning bike tour with Tindak Sugbo, learn how to play the ukulele, make traditional toys, play traditional games, cook Pinoy vegetarian dishes, embroider your initials (borda), enjoy some Pinoy satire, get a henna tattoo and more… For the complete 2nd Kabilin Fest Schedule of Activities click on the link below

 https://mona-cebu.com/2nd-kabilin-fest-schedule-of-activities/

The Kabilin Fest is an International Museum Day and Heritage Celebration presented by MoNA & West Gorordo Hotel. Free Admission with Valid ID.