Activities Listing for GSK 2017 at the MoNA

We are happy to share with you what we have lined up for this year’s GABII SA KABILIN CELEBRATION at the Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] .

CIRCLES
“Mga Alidong” (Ceb.)
GSK 2017 at the MoNA
West Gorordo Hotel

The circle “alidong” (Ceb.)-a simple closed shape with unlimited possibilities is the focus of our GSK celebration this year. For a fun-filled GSK stop with us, please follow these steps:

  1. Buy GSK ticket
  2. Register
  3. Get the activity sheet for the MoNA TRIVIA BUZZ
  4. “Let’s Dance” Concentric Art Photo Booth
  5. Learn KENDAMA – a traditional cup and ball skill toy
  6. Browse and shop at the Indian Bazaar (Winnia Products International)
  7. Color a Rangoli Design
  8. The Dot – Storytelling, Movement and Artmaking  (Facilitated by St. Michael’s Play Garden, Steiner Waldorf education in Cebu)
  9. TULDOK: Ukulele Sing-along with Venus Seno-Bernaldez of TURTULELE
  10. Watch brief introductory video of the Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA]
  11. Visit the MoNA and complete the TRIVIA BUZZ for a chance to win exciting prizes
  12. Visit MoNA Studio Gallery
  13. Meet and Greet with MoNA’s featured artist Paulina Constancia
  14. Learn about the CEBU- INDIA Cultural Connection     
  15. View the art of our visiting Indian artist Yasha Dabas
  16. View the RANGOLI Art created by Yasha and her workshop participants
  17. Meet and greet with visiting artist Yasha Dabas
  18. Enjoy some FREE LINGIN-LINGIN snacks
  19. Get your TRIVIA BUZZ Activity Sheet checked and claim your surprise gift
  20. Visit our other permaculture-inspired museums:
    Museum of Heritage and Folk Art (MoHFA) at The Mayflower Inn
    Capitol Site, Cebu City
    Museum of Bicycling (MoB) at the Elicon House
    Cor. P. Del Rosario and Junquera Streets

 

Music, Art and Friends!

In February, we had a very special visit from two of Paulina’s closest Japanese friends – Mizue Kikuchi- Hoshi and Masatomo “Tomo” Toyoda.

They all met in the 90’s in Battig (ancestral home of the Sala Family and headquarters of both the Salvador and Pilar Sala Foundation and the Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra/CYSO). Paulina was a pioneering member of the orchestra playing the flute while Mizue and Tomo were Japanese volunteers teaching and playing the violin and cello respectively.

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At the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel – Mizue, Tomo, Pau and Lucas

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At the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel – Tomo, Mizue, Pau and Lucas

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At WGH’s Journeys Cafe – Mizue enjoying some fried bananas, her favourite snack while a volunteer here in Cebu in the 90’s

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Pau and Tomo in front of cello-themed art at MoNA

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“I found it! This art belongs to me…I’ve been wondering all these years who stole it from me!” Tomo jokingly said to Paulina since this piece was hanging in his apartment the whole time he was a volunteer here in Cebu. Paulina had loaned it to him so his walls would not be so bare.

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Three friends brought together by music and now reunited with art in the background..

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Mizue, Pau and Tomo at the MoNA

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You two are going to be angels, ok?! Pau said to Mizue and Tomo.

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Paulina with Mizue and Tomo, the flying heart birds

So why were Tomo and Mizue in town? To participate in the reunion concert of the CYSO with our beloved mentor/founder concert pianist Madame Ingrid Sala-Santamaria. Check out concert poster below..

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Poster of Ingrid: Grand Finale Concert

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During rehearsals: Quick photo with Madame Ingrid L-R: Dennis Sugarol, Tomo, Paulina and Lucas, Madame Ingrid and Mizue

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Photo with another CYSO pioneer Hannah Magdadaro and her daughters

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Rehearsals at USP Lahug

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Ingrid: Grand Finale Afternoon concert.

Thank you Mizue and Tomo for dropping by the MoNA! Keep playing music and stay in touch with us- your friends in Cebu! See you again!

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…

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!!!