It’s A Small World for Ray Halili
by GALá by Ana P. Labrador - July 22, 2002 - 12:00am
The back of the woman’s head is rendered finely with the strands of her black hair swept up in a bun. Repeated on the sleeves of her traditional dress is the motif of orchids like those found on her hair. With...
Amando Paras' : House of Stone
by GALá by Ana P. Labrador - July 20, 2002 - 12:00am
Upon entering Amando Paras’ home, I felt immediately transported to another place and time. His home is located above his hair salon, which I have always found to be a space to relax and be pampered. In Paras’...
Will this Maytime arts fest revive Antipolo?
by GALá By Ana P. Labrador - June 3, 2002 - 12:00am
In Antipolo, the appearance of pilgrims who make the journey on foot to reach the church and fulfill spiritual or religious vows marks the onset of the month of May. There was a time not too long ago when the month’s...
In their own way: Artists interpret the Via Crucis
by GALá By Ana P. Labrador - April 29, 2002 - 12:00am
I’m doing a sculpture," announced Francisco Verano after I asked him what he was up to. It was in one of those interminable exhibit openings, where I was only meant to show face, and was just too glad to...
The Rain Men
by GALá by Ana P. Labrador - March 18, 2002 - 12:00am
Writing about art exhibitions, spaces for art, as well as artists’ homes, I am perpetually on the move. I flit about from one place to the next, trying to educate myself about contemporary art and life. This...
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