Saturday, December 31, 2011


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Sunday, December 18, 2011

have the heart to make art

do you know what happens when a person who has lived in a shell dares to come out?  when a student who has believed she was biding her time to live life for real begins to discover the life in today?  when one writes her thoughts?  when one hums her tunes?  when a believer finally believes?
i know what happens.
art comes out.
most of the time, i am a scared, frightened, terrified creature.  troubled, apprehensive, and worried to risk, to fail, to disappoint.  and do not realize that this burden of insecurity is preventing me from uncovering the imprint of His image on me -  His creative, artistic image.
i have always been heard to say i want to change the world.  not the whole seven continent of it, at least my own, small world, my immediate world.  sometimes, i even use influence, not change, in my attempt to effect it.

but on days like the saturday of 10 dec 2011, i realize that my efforts to change my world are not meaningless, not wasted.  they are not too small.  i only had to have the heart to make art.
usad is a group exhibit by the burikbutikan baao, a local arts collective and i take pride in being "usad ka ngamin".  the show runs the whole merry month of december.  

and my art is on display!  yehey!  bwahahaha!  thank you for the colours!

Monday, December 12, 2011


pbrobosa, OsacnaB, bidibidi, julius, tobmeb (not in the picture)
"usad" - an arts exhibit by the burikbutikan baao, opened last saturday, 10 dec 2011, at the cafe des artes, villa esperanza, san nicolas, baao, cs.

paulix robosa, a member of the group, was initially slated to hold a solo exhibit, however, due to time constraints and personal concerns, decided to invite the other members (OsacnaB, bidibidi, tobmeb and julius) to hold a group exhibit instead.

pbrobosa, OsacnaB, bidibidi, julius
the group chose to use "usad", a local word, as the title of this exhibit.  usad, means one, as the burikbutikan group celebrates its one year anniversary this month.  it also connotes the unity the group has shown throughout their first year of existence as an assemblage.  paulix mentioned about the word signifying our homage to The One, as we celebrate his birth on christmas day.
pbrobosa talks about the title of the exhibit
usad, in the pilipino language, means to move forward.  in this context, OsacnaB mentioned that his parable abstractions represent the moving forward as a result of the lessons learned from the parables.
OsacnaB relates his parable abstrations to the title of the exhibit

ron david, honoured the event by flying in from manila, also to meet and discuss with the burikbutikan group members, the details of  the grand activity that is being planned to celebrate arts month in february next year.
the butikbutikan baao with ron david
other honoured guests who graced the occasion are fellow artists from the pioneering art group 'muknang bikolnon' raul alcomendaz, alfonso oliva and award-winning writer frank penones.  
muknang bikolnon artists:  frank penones, raul alcomendaz, al oliva

 juanito penera, jof botor, raul alcomendaz, OsacnaB,
with Ron David - discussing plans for feb 2012

raul alcomendaz
al oliva and raul alcomendaz - art and friendship thru the years

frank penones talks about the purpose of the feb 2012 activity
salingoy group members who also attended the event were artist couple harold and cris gomez, and juanito penera.
salingoy artists:  juanito penera, cris gomez, harold gomez with julius
harold and cris gomez with pbrobosa

the event would not have been a success, without the presence of fave baao art supporters jofrey botor, rosalie mendez-cheng and ritzie robosa with niece elin tatad.
OsacnaB with frank penones and julius
the burikbutikan baao aims to maintain the vibrance of the arts and culture of baao, our town, and the rinconada area.  this prompts them to invite artists from the neighbouring towns like nabua and buhi and of course iriga city, to take an active part and be involved in the movement and the emergence of a new and dynamic arts group.  it also aspires to make baao, the arts hub in the rinconada area.
standing L to R:  ron david, harold gomez, juanito penera, pbrobosa, frank penones, julius bicaldo, bidibidi, cris gomez, raul alcomendaz; front:  al oliva and OsacnaB
together with my fellow burikbutikan members, i thank everyone for showing their support to and appreciation of our art.  usad is just the first, 
and you all can expect and look forward to start counting. . .bwahahaha!    
julius bicaldo

Friday, December 9, 2011

a rant

My Life is My Art My Art is My Life: a rant: if you think this post is about my diego, then you are wrong. (believe me, my diego is my fave subject to write about. but i got to rant, ...

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Life is My Art My Art is My Life: herak man

My Life is My Art My Art is My Life: herak man: kanigoan na alboroto. siya, iyo man palan. naman. kanigoan na kaanggotan. gibo-gibo niya man palan. naman. hale sa burakburakan. ...