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An Insider’s Guide to Mounting Exhibitions and On-Going Exhibition: BLUR

The Lopez Memorial Museum and the Ortigas Foundation Inc will hold a one-day training seminar called An Insider’s Guide to Mounting Exhibitions on November 23, Friday, 9am-5pm. The seminar will focus on the elements of creating small and temporary exhibitions. In today’s highly visual world, promoting and creating more interest in Philippine history, arts and culture would be helped by exhibitions. Using available resources and research, the conceptualization and organization of such exhibitions can be appealing to one’s target audience. Fee of Php700.00 includes food and seminar kit.

Speakers for the said seminar are Ambeth Ocampo, Chairman of the National Historical Institute; John Silva, consultant of the National Museum, and Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, curatorial consultant of the Lopez Memorial Museum. The morning session will be at the Ortigas Foundation, Inc and afternoon session will be at the Lopez Memorial Museum. A tour of Lopez Memorial Museum and Ortigas Foundation, Inc is part of seminar. For more information, call 6312417 or email or


Blur is part of Zero In 6: Hybridity, the annual consortium of the Ateneo Art Gallery, the Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, the Lopez Memorial Museum and Museo Pambata. The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except Sundays and holidays. For more information call 6312417.

Blur is an exhibition of works which show crossing over as an intrinsic option. The exhibit curated by husband and wife team Chit and Eileen Ramirez, features the works of National Artists Ang Kiukok, Cesar Legaspi and J Elizalde Navarro as well as Onib Olmedo, Santiago Bose and the works of featured artists Jose Tence Ruiz and Lyra Garcellano.

This crossing over or the production of something in a new field or style is possible because there are many elements which artists can choose to use or create. That artists choose and what their choices are may imply the artists’ development — movement or stasis.
There will be a special performance by singer/songwriter Cynthia Alexander whose music best exemplifies “hybridity’ through fusion of form and influences. She is revered by young musicians as the doyenne of alternative artists.

The exhibit opens to the public on October 27 and runs till April 5, 2008.

About the featured artists in Blur

Jose Tence Ruiz is a multimedia artist and curator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). Ruiz is a CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee and an Araw ng Maynila awardee. His work has been exhibited in such international venues as the Havana Biennale, the Asia-Pacific Triennale, and the Singapore Biennale. He and Lyra Garcellano are both members of the art collective, Tutok Perspektiba. 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. She is also a CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee and continues to produce the comic strip Atomo and Weboy which appears in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Her work has been shown in Indonesia , Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and various venues in the Philippines.

Cynthia Alexander’s first album Insomnia and Other Lullabyes (1997) made her the Best New Artist and Best Bass Player at the NU-107 Rock Awards and also received the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album in the 1998 Katha Music Awards. Her second album, Rippingyarns, produced the alternative radio hit Owner of the Sky in 2000 and made her NU 107’s Female Rock Icon in 2004. Her third album Comet’s Tail (April 2005), won her Producer and Guitarist of the Year at the NU 107 Rock Awards. For more info visit