Caballete Artist’s Gallery – The new home for Artist’s Creations

 

All my life, I’ve been a fan of art. It inspires me to be more creative in my own little way. The strokes, the lively aura, the smooth lines and sketches and the splash of colors in every canvas makes me think of so many things – ideas, passion, expressions and love.

And for this I got inspired to draw and to paint. I would’ve been an artist myself if not for my parent’s objection (much to my dismay). But I’m still doing art, and I’m using pastels and watercolor as my medium of choice while the boyfie is using oil paint. We’ve been in different malls and exhibitions where we can take a sneak peek on the offerings from known and promising artists who can deliver such beauty in every painting that they finished.

I was invited to be part of the media group to experience art at its finest at the Caballete Artist’s Gallery. Situated in Kamias, Quezon City, the location itself seems to be unlikely for an art gallery. But as I stepped inside the premises, it holds an intimate collection from known artists as well as the promising ones that offers a lot to everyone.

Caballete is a spanish term for easel. As the name suggests, it is to hold the artist’s canvas where they create and to hold their masterpieces in display to everyone.

Mr. Ramon Araullo, Art connosieur, collector, stockbroker, branch manager and owner of Caballete Artist’s Gallery.

The gallery itself is born out of his love for art. Mr. Ramon Araullo, the owner of the gallery, tells us that he was an aspiring artist himself, before decided that it is not meant for him. Instead, he collects paintings during the 80′s when he was still working in Makati as a stockholder and a branch manager of a certain company.

The center top photo is one stunning piece – it is an oil painting of a table top with crochet mantel, tea set and flowers. Everything is detailed, even the style of the crochet itself.
The center bottom painting is from H.R. Ocampo, the one who designed the backdrop of the Cultural Center of the Philippines main theater.

His collection expanded until he holds a lot of paintings on his collection, and most of them are from the national artists and now-recognized artists. He also has a collection of paintings from newbie artists that holds such promise to the industry. I’m amazed by such artistry and talent, i’m beyond amazed!

Nude charcoal sketch by the National Artist, Vicente Manansala. Notice the inticate yet delicate strokes that forms in this muse’s sketch, with its details being seen that forms this simplistic beauty of this piece. Note that this piece itself costs more than my life (I’m exaggerating, or maybe not!)
Stunning painting by Angel Cacnio, a well-known artist from Malabon who is who did designs for the Philippine Peso. This is my favorite painting so far in Mr. Araullo’s collection because of its striking colors and lively movements portrayed in this very painting.

I was told that most of his paintings are for sale. While I was really that close to buy one, the ones that I really liked are really pricey, taken the fact that they came from the national artists itself (with authentication and all) and they are noted for its striking beauty.

Art by Tony Mahilum

Mr. Araullo is open to have his gallery open for exhibitions for newbie artists, for the venue itself offers a tranquil and comfortable space for art enthusiasts. They also offers workshops for aspiring artists who wants to explore their creative side of them.

This bahay na bato from Batanes replica is for sale at the Caballete Artist’s Gallery,
Another replica of a house from spanish times can also be seen here and it’s also for sale.

The Caballete Artist’s Gallery is open for everyone. I’m planning to visit again soon, so tara let’s go!

*** While at the gallery, don’t forget to dine in at the Comida Chefs’s Gallery Cafe, located at the second floor! So don’t miss it!

Caballete Artist Gallery
111-A Kamias Road, Kamias, Brgy. Malaya 4, Quezon City. (across Shell Gasoline Station)
Opens Monday- Saturday at 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
Contact Nos.: (02) 945 25 73 | 0927 2600470
Email: caballete.artgallery@gmail.com
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caballete-Artists-Gallery/493132450816762?ref=br_tf

My “kakakilig” na valentines with the MADZ!

There’s this thing about love that makes me feel giddy, melancholic, hopeful, happy, sad, inspired and many more. Too much emotions I should say, but no words can express fully on how love can makes us feel, that all I know is that love is the most beautiful that ever happened to all of us.

Last valentines day, I had a chance to watch the world-renowned choral group serenading us on this very day at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Spending the day with the Philippine Madrigal Singers (also known as the MADZ) makes us feel Kakakilig all over, their lineup of songs really makes us feel in love in different ways.

They had sung contemporary songs like Comme d’ habetude and the song about the boy giving his loved one roses in the rain (idk the title). Both songs were given so much heart that is so beautiful and heartfelt.

There are also known songs from the Madz that is included in their lineup, like Timmy Cruz’s Boy (originally sung MADZ Alumni Enrico Lagasca) and the all-girl rendition of It Might Be You. Both songs are known for its whimsical intake and harmonious blending of the Sopranos and Altos. #Leboyf enjoyed the new MADZ bass’ solo rendition the the famed song (learned that he’s straight lols! Galing lang!) while the girl’s take on one of the known love songs is a sure hit for all.

The valentines concert is not complete with whimsical medleys that made us laugh, cry and amazed. Their first medley song “Dahil sa isang bulaklak” is a musically entertaining tale of courtship, marriage, betrayal and heartbreak. The whole choir’s performance is a great sight to see. Leboyf and I both liked the “Paano kung wala ka na/ako ang nagwagi” because of their powerhouse singers Bianca (soprano) and Ate Peart (alto). We all had a lot of laughs and we all liked them. :)

MADZ’s Kakakilig concert is not complete without their new lineup of songs, including their soulful rendition of John Legend’s All of me and Martin Nievera’s I’ll be there for you. The latter song is given justice by their male ensemble, and MADZ tenor JC (who sang the solo part for the song) sang it beautifully. It was pure love.

I had to say, we enjoyed the concert a lot! Definitely one for the books!

“You were just a dream when I found you…” <3 taken after the concert!

Of course, no MADZ Concert is complete without having pictures with them!

Idol Soprano 1 April Glory! <3
Idol Soprano 1 Bianca!
Bianca with My crazy (evil) partner in crime na nag-enjoy sa concert! :)
With MADZ’s powerhouse Alto Mama Pearl!
Me and MADZ Alumnus, Ms. Liaa of Music Mommies! Thank you po sa tickets! :) Follow their new blog Music Mommies! www.MusicMommies.com!
Itsura ng isang gutom :P (pagbigyan nyo na kami sa pichoor na ito, rawr!)

Looking forward to watch their future concerts soon!

Be sure to watch out for their future concerts and performances, follow Madz on Facebook for announcements! :)

 

Fusion: The First Philippine Music Festival

As a chorister, I admire Filipino musicians and artists who are proud to showcase their originality and to showcase their love for music. I admire Filipinos who made it big, expanding their audience and to share the music globally.

at this time, Filipinos are patronizing foreign music. Sad as it seems, there are less people who are not patronizing OPM, maybe because of the growing jeje community, that if only OPM music today can be as good as OPM music way back…

Music is a vital part of our culture. It may define who we are as Filipino people and this is why it is very important for us to preserve Original Pinoy Music (OPM).

Hapee and Fusion

FUSION: The 1st Philippine Music Festival aims to promote and better appreciate OPM especially by the youth despite the entry of foreign influences. This event is considered to be the first ever gathering of top Filipino artists from different genres to celebrate Philippine music.

The said event will be held at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds on January 30, 2015, 3pm.

Headlining this exclusive Filipino line-up of music icons are Bamboo, Sarah Geronimo, Parokya ni Edgar, Yeng Constantino, Andrew E, Noel Cabangon, Kamikazee, Rico Blanco, Wolfgang, Gloc-9, The Dawn, Ebe Dancel, Joey Ayala, Tres Marias, Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis.

Hapee Toothpaste, the leading Filipino-brand toothpaste, is excited to support Carat Philippines in mounting Fusion. It highly recognizes Pinoy pride, thus, supports Filipino talents. Hapee is also known for its deep understanding of Filipino emotions.

Tickets are now available at all Ticketworld, Ticketnet and SM Tickets outlets nationwide and through online.

Want to get free tickets from Hapee Toothpaste? Visit www.facebook.com/HapeeToothpaste for details.

Follow the official social accounts!

Twitter: @hapeeofficial

Instagram: @hapeeofficial

#HapeeFoFussion

The beauty of Manila by night

I was invited to be part of Manila By night v3.0 last December 30, 2014 by the Powerhouse G5, and unlike last year’s event, we went on different places to capture Manila’s historic sceneries that are often neglected by everyone. This event is open for photographers, history buffs and those who want to explore Manila after the sun sets, as we explore Manila in a different setting.

We went on different places, starting from Casa Boix in Quiapo, Nakpil-Bautista house, Ocampo compound, Quiapo Church, Plaza Sta. Cruz, Escolta, Binondo, Manila City Hall and made our last stop in Luneta. It’s a different feeling actually, to explore the place that you’re familiar with while at night, to take pics and to learn on the structures that’s still standing and its connection with the country’s history.

I joined the second installment of Manila by night last 2013 but I wasn’t able to finish the event due to time constraints. But despite that, I enjoyed it overall.

I learned a lot from the seasoned photographers on how to take gorgeous pictures at night by adjusting the settings on my mobile phone (i’m using my Starmobile Diamond D1 anyway, and yes i’m into mobile photography) and to appreciate the beauty of Manila as the sun sets in.

And this is what Manila is all about. It’s unique beauty can be seen not only be seen in the morning, it can also be seen at night.

Being born and raised in Sta. Cruz, Manila, I admit that I still need a lot to learn, from the history of the structures to the significance of the landmarks, it makes me think that how I wish that the government took care of these historic landmarks, preserve it and make it known to the public on its significance to our history today.

Well anyway, here are some of the pics taken from my phone. Hope you’ll enjoy!

Capitol Theater in Escolta
Back of Philpost
Binondo
Bonifacio monument and Manila City Hall
The newly renovated Binondo Church
The Powerhouse team with Stephen and Ron

More pictures here in my fan page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.399524053550666.1073741868.163226770513730&type=3 For those interested in taking part of the Manila By Night, check out their fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/manilabynight

Sabado by Eraserheads!

Esquire magazine presents: Eraserheads! ^_^ (pic’s from coconuts.co)

I need to get that Esquire Mag, SERIOUSLY!

But for now, here’s their latest single from their new album, so enjoy!

***kailan ko kaya makakanta to ng masaya ako? :( #workingonsaturdayproblems

 

Eraserheads – Sabado (2014)

Buti na lang Sabado bukas
Pwede tayong lumabas
Humanap ng gagawin
Di na kailangang isipin

Buti na lang Sabado bukas
Pwede tayong magwala
Kung magsisi sa huli
Kesa naman walang nangyare

Buti na lang Sabado bukas
Pwede tayong magpuyat
Sulitin na hanggang Linggo
kahit saan, wag lamang dito

Ang pagpanaw ng araw
Ang paglalim ng dilim

Ang oras na lumipas
Di na natin maibabalik

Itapon ang kahapon
Yakapin ang darating

At kung kailangan mo ako
Lagi naman akong nandito

Buti na lang Sabado bukas
Buti na lang Sabado bukas

Hanapin man nila tayo
Sabihin mo lang wala tayo dito..