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Dis/Grasya Workshop with Alma Quinto (June 22) and Artist Talk with Goldie Poblador and Alma Quinto (June 29)

Dis/Grasya: Transforming narratives of pain and struggle into power
(Workshop for NGO workers, volunteers, artists, students and advocates)
June 22, 9 AM – 4.30 PM
Fee: Free
Grounded exhibit artist talk: Alma Quinto and Goldie Poblador
June 29, 2 – 4 PM
Fee: Php 120.00 (students Php 100.00)
‘Dis/Grasya’ transforms pain into power
One of the Grounded exhibit’s invited contemporary artists, Alma Quinto, will be conducting the workshop Dis/Grasya: Transforming narratives of pain and struggle into power at the Lopez Museum and Library on 22 June 2013 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM. Her workshop will be geared more for NGO workers, volunteers, artists, students and adovocates.
Alma Quinto has also conducted numerous workshops and trainings for Sendong survivors (Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro City), incarcerated women drug couriers (Quezon City), young women survivors of abuse (Quezon City), residents of Bantay Bata Children’s Home (Bulacan), and women involved in conflicts (Australia). She received her BA in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines and a Certificate in Teaching from the Philippine Normal University.
                
Admission is free. For more information and registration, please call Tina Modrigo at 6312417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

Artist Talk on June 29: Quinto and Poblador
Lopez Museum and Library welcomes contemporary artists Alma Quinto and Goldie Poblador as they discuss their respective works featured in the current exhibition “Grounded” on June 29 (Saturday) from 2-4 pm.
Quinto and Poblador will discuss their processes, choice of materials, subject matter and the challenges and possibilities of art as engagement.
As educator, activist and artist, Alma Quinto has served as representative for the Philippines in various international exhibitions such as Postcards from Cuba – A Selection from the 8th Havana Biennial 2004 in Norway. Most recently, Quinto was part of House of Comfort Art Project in the Women-in-Between:  Asian Women Artists 1984 – 2012, a travelling exhibition in Japan. The discharge of her experiences as an artist working in local marginalized communities translated into her installation featured in the museum entitled Jutay (meaning “small’ in Ilonggo). Visitors are open to participate in the installation space and to be part of her unstructured artwork.
 A graduate of Fine Arts at UP Diliman, Goldie Poblador has had various course trainings abroad to study glass-blown art and flameworking. Poblador now stands as one of the country’s talented young scholars –exhibiting in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia in 2012. Most recently, Poblador exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Manila as part of Riverscapes in Flux, a traveling exhibition. Poblador will discuss her featured artwork, Ang Simula ng Pagsibol, as well as her other works.
Registration fee for the lecture is Php 120.00 (students Php 100.00) and includes admission to the exhibition.
The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For information and registration, call Fanny at 631-2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

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