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Victorio Edades at CCP

MANILA, Philippines - The Edades Projects — with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Office of Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino, the Philippine STAR, and Universal Harvester Inc. — presents “Edades: From Freedom to Fruition,” an exhibit on the life and works of National Artist Victorio Edades as painter, architect and educator, which opens on Dec. 2 at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The show runs until Jan. 7, 2012.

The show features some 40 works (sourced from government and private collections from Manila to Davao and Pangasinan) made by Edades between 1926 to 1981. It also includes the works of Edades’ former students in UST such as National Artists Ang Kiukok and Jerry Elizalde Navarro; Antonio Austria, Manuel Baldemor, Norma Belleza, Charito Bitanga, Danny Dalena, Angelito Antonio, Jaime de Guzman, Veronica Lim, Ramon Orlina, Leon Pacunayen, and Rhoda Recto.

“Edades: From Freedom to Fruition” is part of a series of events and activities called Edades Projects in honor of the country Father of Modern Art, which was launched last July 29.

For inquiries, call 912-4319, 439-3962 or 964-3496 or e-mail

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“Mind Camouflaged” by Marvin Quizon

Group show at Mendez Big and Small Gallery

Black Jack Group members Lawrence Cervantes, Joel Chavez, Ronson Culibrina, Marvin Quizon, and Papi Umali mount a group show on view at Mendez Big and Small Gallery, fourth floor, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

Dr. Joel Mendez curated the exhibit.

For information, call 527-3128 or e-mail

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Lino Acasio and Antonio Bandalan at Galerie Y

“Bagong Ani” by Lino Acasio

Lino Acasio and Antonio Bandalan transform landscapes into a riotous display of color through liberal applications of bright pinks, purples and yellows to the usual greens and browns in “Back to Back,” which is on view until Dec. 6 at Galerie Y, fourth floor, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

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Lydia Velasco at Galerie Artes

Lydia Velasco explores the Mother and Child theme in “Immaculate,” which is on view until Jan. 10, 2012 at Galerie Artes, ground floor, Nueve Uno Bldg., 91 Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights, QC.

For details, call 216-1423, e-mail or

“Pasyal” by Lydia Velasco

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Nunelucio Alvarado at Galerie Anna

Nunelucio Alvarado showcases a new set of mural-sized works that focuses on peasants of the earth or what he refers to as the new “angel people” in “Minoro: Recent Works by Nunelucio Alvarado,” which is on view at Galerie Anna, fourth floor, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City.

“Libod Saging” by Nunelucio Alvarado

Minoro” is a Hiligaynon term that refers to a group of people living together; a community of the rural, rustic type found amid the sugar haciendas that dot the landscape of his hometown Negros.

For inquiries, call 470-2511.

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Rodolfo Samonte at GalerieOne Workshop

Rodolfo Samonte showcases his new exploits of color layerings, this time in a grander scale in “Samonte: New Works,” which opens on Dec. 7 at GalerieOne Workshop, LRI Design Plaza, Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II, Makati City. The show runs until Dec. 31.

For inquiries, call 836-8799 or e-mail

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