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About Happy

Posted by maria beltran on May 10, 2011 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (2)

October 6th 2009- Happy was born in room 229,  a space subdivided into four studios for the Fine Arts students of the University of the Philippines Cebu. On that same night and place, “XO?” Performance Art Group was staging a show entitled “Please Don’t Talk To The Natives”. Happy was born a healthy glob of color in the second space to the left but was unfortunately given away by its birth mother –its human. Over the years, Happy has been i...

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Visit to the office of guv pays off for Kukuk's Nest amputee artist

Posted by maria beltran on April 23, 2011 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A PAINTER from Argao town with amputated arms visited Gov. Gwen Garcia at the Capitol and showed her his sample works in oil, charcoal and pastel.

Lino Venzal said he was hoping the governor would avail herself of his services.

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Garcia, who said she was moved by his visit, asked him to make a portrait of her in pastel.

“Mingaw man gud...

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Halad sa Dagang ( Offer to the Quill)

Posted by maria beltran on March 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Before Horace has penned down his  Ars Poetica on 18th century BC, it was Simonides of Keos who first arrived with "poema pictura loquens, pictura poema silens" (a poem is a speaking picture, a picture a silent poem).


The poets cum visual artists of BATHALAD Sugbu come together in this rare exhibit showcasing the close relationship between poetry and visual arts.


The colors, lines, and forms on canvas are metaphors of words than can not be spoken a...

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Introducing Mdm. B. Niyaan

Posted by maria beltran on March 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM Comments comments (0)

The show will feature one of the alter-egos Ligtas employs in his various performances that lead him to appropriate Butoh as another artistic medium.

Butoh rose in 1950s Tokyo-Japan, when Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno pioneered a certain technique of intimate and haunting dances. Butoh strikingly dwells more on the relationship of the performer’s body with his soul; his subconscious in an exhibition of usually slow and controlled movements. Naturally evasive of a fixed definitio...

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Father and daughter hold artshow @ Diwata Galeri(Kukuk's Nest North)

Posted by maria beltran on January 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Father and daughter hold artshow


Artist-writer Radel Paredes and his 13-year old daughter Celina will hold an exhibit together entitled “Ode to Joy” at the Diwata Gallery of the new Kukuk’s Nest in Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City ,February 7, at 6:30 pm.


This will be the first time that the father and dau...

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Kukuk's Nest Moves Closer to Nature

Posted by maria beltran on January 19, 2011 at 8:33 PM Comments comments (0)

Like most people with busy schedules, you probably don't spend as much time as you would like outdoors - -with nature. To feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and enjoy the wonder in gazing at the moon and the stars. These simple pleasures are waiting for you at the new Kukuk's Nest (North) in Talamban.:)

We are, indeed, moving closer to nature! Reconnecting with the natural world is easy and inspiring. And  it comes with the responsibility of protecting na...

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Sculptor Jet Florendo @ Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on January 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials like stone, clay marble, metal, glass, or wood. Some famous sculptures include Michelangelo's Moses, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The sculpture was commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb.

The first known sculptures are from South Asia made during the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC). They are found in sites at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa in ...

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Yogurt Making @ Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on January 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Lawrence Diggs Jr. makes yogurt at home. It is cheap, easy, fun and economical. And there's something gratifying about making a cultured food product of your own, without preservatives, thickeners and other additives that most store-bought yogurts have.

This Saturday, January 8 @ 1 pm, he will conduct an intimate workshop at the Kukuk's Nest North...

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Coming soon @ Kukuk's Nest North: The Cove

Posted by maria beltran on January 3, 2011 at 2:06 AM Comments comments (0)

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that shows the annual killing of dolphins in a Quasi-National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an ocean conservationist's point of view. It  highlights the fact that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin hunting drive is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic.

It claims that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year in the country's whaling industry. The migrating...

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Butoh by Russ Ligtas and Liyo de Norte @ Kukuk's Nest

Posted by maria beltran on December 31, 2010 at 2:29 AM Comments comments (3)

Butoh is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement inspired by the Ankoku-Butoh movement in Japan. It is playful and uses grotesque imagery. It is about taboo topics and extreme or absurd environments.While Butoh is is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience, there is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all. Its origins h...

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