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ARTIST TALK on November 24, 2007: In Conversation: Jose Tence Ruiz and Lyra Garcellano

Creative practices may be intuitive, culturally-constructed or personal impulses. A diverse range of concepts, materials, and methods for thinking and working creatively to come up with inventive visual responses may require ability to be multidisciplinary. Choices and contexts heighten the challenge.

To discuss their creative practices are two of the Lopez Memorial Museum’s featured artists in the ongoing exhibit “Blur”: Jose Tence Ruiz and Lyra Garcellano. The talk which is made possible by the support of First Gen Corporation and First Gas Holdings Corporation is scheduled on November 24 (Saturday) from 2-4 pm. Lecture fee is P120.

Tence Ruiz has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). He is into graphic design and illustration in addition to being a curator. Garcellano has an AB Interdisciplinary Studies degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a BFA from the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman. An illustrator, her Atomo and Weboy comic strip appears in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Both artists have exhibited here and abroad.

The talk complements the exhibition Blur which is the Lopez Memorial Museum’s contribution to Zero In 6: Hybridity. Now on its sixth year, Zero In is an annual project of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Memorial Museum and Museo Pambata museums.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except Sundays and holidays. For more information call 631-2417 or visit http://www.lopezmuseum.org.ph/