by SAMANTHA ARGONZA FOR THE nine-year of their annual contemporary art showcase, Art Fair Philippines brought an online edition of the event. Alongside digital art displays, the fair introduced the significance of unique online files called Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in owning crypto artworks. Founders Trickie Lopa, Lisa Periquet, and Dindin Araneta assured that the growing Filipino audience has continued to learn from the fair’s workshops. This was an opportunity to introduce them to the development of crypto art in digital media. The virtual fair can be accessed for free from May 6 to 15 through their website, Art Fair Philippines. Under the ArtFairPH/Projects section is the NFT 101 showcase titled “Welcome to the Metaverse.” It is an alternate reality created wit
by THEA ANDREA C. MAGUERIANO EVERY Holy Week, Christians commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Devouts also spend these holy times reflecting on His life, sacrifices, and miracles. During this season, passion is often shown through creative ways such as passion plays or senakulo. To interpret faith through displays and artworks, Art Show Philippines made preparations for artists to show their perception of Christ in an online exhibit titled "HESUKRISTO: Filipino Artists' Interpretation of Jesus Christ". Last March 26, Art Show Philippines displayed a series of artworks through Facebook, creating a platform to show and sell them. In time for Holy Week, 128 artists showcased non-conventional images of the Lord, from the perspective of the youth today.
by MARIE CLAIRE “BLANCHE” S. LAGRISOLA contest poster grabbed from the official Twitter account of EARTH-UST (@earthust) ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES Reaching Towards Humanity (EARTH)-UST, the prime university-wide environmental organization of UST, is currently anchoring an open-to-all online competition dubbed “Sinelaysay: Kabatiran sa Balangkas ng Kapaligiran,” where aspiring student-filmmakers can use their craft to educate viewers about environmentalism. In partnership with the Artlets Student Council (ABSC), together with other organizations from various universities, EARTH-UST hopes to bring out the best films that will leave an impact big enough to compel its viewers to act toward solving environmental issues. In an interview, Ernest Vincent Guillarte, the project ad
by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA A SINGLE page from a book holds a thousand thoughts that inspire readers to find their true selves and to overcome the battles they are facing. But stories can only serve that purpose if writers are brave enough to share them. In this year’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, ABS-CBN Books prepared “Why the World Needs to Hear Your Story,” an online panel discussion by young authors to help pluck out the seeds of self-doubt from budding writers and push them to wield their pens and write. Writers Binibining Mia, Zarah Louise, Marianne Mencias, and Mica Meñez gathered to give an hour-long talk encouraging up-and-coming writers to unlock stories out of their minds and let the world hear their thoughts. Overcom