05/20/15

Art, Anime, and History at Ayala Museum

If you happen to pass by Ayala Museum recently, you may have chanced upon a massive art installation located just outside it. And if you are one of those who grew up during the Martial Law era and loved the Japanese robot animes of the 1970s, especially that certain anime called Voltes V, this artpiece should grab your attention even more.

Even if you are neither of those but is someone who is at least familiar with the story of Voltes V in the Philippines, this work by Toym Imao should be of interest.

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02/23/15

Checked Out: 2015’s Pasinaya and Travel Tour Expo

It was such a busy weekend recently and it was not just because of the Valentine season. Two major events were happening that the Urban Roamer decided to check out in one day which was last February 15. So you can imagine how tiring it was, but it was worth it seeing so much and enjoying the sights along the way. Read on to check my full report. Continue reading

02/9/15

Art Fair Philippines 2015

As February has been designated as National Arts Month, it is that time of year again for art events galore to grace the metropolis’ events scene. One of those events would be a recent art month favorite, the Art Fair Philippines which is now on its 3rd year.

Held from February 5 to 8, the event transformed the upper levels of The Link Carpark Building into two leveled art fair cum art gallery as various artists and art galleries from around the metro made their presence with some new artwork this year.

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10/23/14

Greenfield Weekend Market: A Weekend Market in the Greens

Weekend markets in the eastern side of the metropolis have been growing in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to such events first organized at Ortigas Center by Banchetto, which has since then transferred to the area near Forum Robinsons in southeastern Mandaluyong. Since then, there have been a number of other weekend market venues there in the east, though few has yet to match the legacy of the former. Perhaps, the closest that would have rivalled Banchetto would be the weekend market set up by Mercato Centrale in the area of Greenfield District (right around the corner of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard) called Manda Centrale.

Unfortunately, despite the Mercato name, Manda Centrale fizzled out after a few months like a number of Mercato locations outside Bonifacio Global City. Which was a shame since Greenfield District is itself a bustling commercial area that benefited from heavy foot traffic that goes all the way up to the busy Ortigas Center nearby. Nevertheless, the seeds of a weekend market venture have been planted; on March 2014, Greenfield District opened a weekend market of its own: the Greenfield Weekend Market.

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09/30/14

A One-of-a-Kind Trade Fair for the Arts

Trade fairs usually showcase commodities or services for public consumption or use. That being said, a trade fair that deals with art is something that few would even think about.

But the Department of Trade and Industry held such an event at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall called “Sikat Pinoy: National Art Fair,” the first of its kind to be held here. Continue reading