In an effort to provide learning opportunities to schoolchildren in public schools, the Lopez Memorial Museum teams up with the art collective Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP), Knowledge Channel Foundation and Boysen Paints for Gawa/Laro, a toy making workshop to be held on February 12, 2011, Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon.
The workshop participants will use a variety of taka, a traditional art form of Paete, Laguna using paper mache to create toys. Some of the toys made will be sold in Art in the Park on February 19, 2011. The proceeds will go to Knowledge Channel’s programs for Filipino schoolchildren.
PSP’s toy making workshop complements the current exhibition Extensions which also features multimedia work by the collectives Plataporma, Rock Ed Philippines including contemporary artist Maya Muñoz. In the exhibit, PSP rendered a Philippine map on one of the gallery walls; the wall serves as the ground where the street artists marked various landmarks, tagged with stickers, stenciled and sprayed images which have made PSP literally present in these sites. Surrounding and opposite the wall are various small-sized works: light boxes, paintings and painted vinyl toys which serve as further documentation of PSP’s broadened art practice.
Extensions is a multisensory evocation of the way Lopez Museum commits to keeping itself dynamic, broadening its engagement with contemporary artists and a variety of publics in as wide a spectrum of languages as possible. The exhibition caps the yearlong commemoration of the Lopez Museum’s jubilee.
Workshop fee of Php 1,000 covers materials. Slot limited, To reserve a slot, call Fanny at 631-2417.