Video by Acid House Post. See you guys on August 13, 2009 at the Alliance Francais in Makati.

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The Ateneo Art Gallery remembers ALFREDO “AL” MANRIQUE (1949-2006) through the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards Contemporary Art Lecture: Remembering Al Manrique on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 at 430 pm.

Alfredo “Al “Manrique was an artist, activist, digital pioneer and founding member of e@rt Philippines. He was an original member of the 70s Social Realists. Having trained as an architect at the University of Santo Tomas, he became an outstanding photographer, printmaker and became one of the earliest Filipino visual artists, in 1982, to explore digital media and cyberspace. He was also an activist who gave his skills and time to various cause-oriented NGOs and was a founding member of e@philippines inc, a community of digital art practitioners.

He is represented in the Ateneo Art Gallery by several works: the iconic “Bunong Balikat,” 1978, oil on canvas; “Pagpanaw ni Ama,” 1982, etching and aquatint; “Harvest”, 1983, oil on canvas; and a series of 32 laser prints, 1983, which were the first works rendered via computer media to be included in the permanent collection of a major Philippine museum.

Malou Lauzon Manrique, the artist’s wife will give an introduction to the life of Al while Al’s friend and artist Jose Tence Ruiz will speak about Manrique’s pioneering work in digital art. On this occasion other artist-friends will share Al’s inspiring life’s lessons.

For more information, please call Ian Jaucian at 4266488 or email him at ijaucian@ateneo. edu.

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Dennis Eusebio and the wonderful people of Thought & Theory just recently launched the website of the Kanye West Foundation. The mission of the Kanye West Foundation, is to help combat the severe dropout problem in schools across the United States by partnering with community organizations to provide under-served youth access to music production programs that will enable them to unleash their creative ability and reach their full potential.

Last year, I had one of my illustrations published at the Revista Colectiva Alerta Planeta edition. I got my copies today from the Post and I decided to have the other one raffled here at Plus63 as a thank you gift for supporting the site. Raffle is open to Filipino residents only. The unboxing video is enough… but if you want to see more pics, you may view them on my blog. Just enter your name at the Contest Machine widget below and you’ll be informed if you win. Good Luck!

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“Disconnection and Wellwishes”
by Anthony Palo

MANILART O9, the first Philippine International Art Fair, invites you to experience 40 booths of art work from various local, regional and international art galleries. MANILART 09 opens at the NBC Tent at the Fort from July 16-19
For more information call 531-6231 or visit the official website.