Tag Archive | "Davao artists"


Davao Museum art exhibit

Ten artists from Cebu, Davao, Manila and France will converge this 28th of March in CULTURAL CONFLUENCE II, an art exhibit that aims to cross boundaries in terms of artistic expression and cultures. First ran in Cebu City last year at the SM Art Center, the Davao Museum of History and Ethnography takes the challenge […]

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Davao band bags national title

Davao-based college band Eevee bagged the grand prize in this year’s NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool. The competition capped off its fifth successful year with a full concert featuring the lucky 13 NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool finalists, as well as some of the country’s best musical acts at the Ninoy Aquino Sports Stadium. Eevee, composed of Enzo Miguel […]

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Mindanaoan Artist Visual Irony in Lexicon of Surrealism

(This is a contributed article by Phillip Somozo.) This Davao-born visual artist frequently stepped upstage during his college years for consistently winning painting competitions. His stuttering childlike speech, incompatible with his towering 6-foot height, sometimes made people laugh. Today, Bienvenido Banez, Jr., towers all the more for achievements uncommon among Filipino artists. Diagnosed with mild […]

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Dabawenyos help out

Fellow Dabawenyos! Let’s all support the efforts of a group of Davao artists & musicians in their selfless move to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. This Sunday, 4 October 2009, there will be a free concert, “Tabang Dabaw”, to be held at TABOAN, Matina Town Square, from 6:00 PM. Some of the artists who will […]

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Blind man achieves immortality – Part 3

Metanarrative in Metamorphosis (Conclusion of a three-part series by Phillip Somozo. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Eve’s biting the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was not original sin but the first disobedience. It is today something for her descendants not to be repentant of, but one worth celebrating. So spoke […]

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Blind man achieves immortality – Part 2

(This is a contributed article by Phillip Somozo, the 2nd of a 3-part series. Click here for Part 1.) Davao Surreal Artist features in New York Exhibit celebrating John Milton and Paradise Lost Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo* were the first Filipino visual artists to achieve international recognition by virtue of their winning gold […]

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Blind man achieves immortality

(This is a contributed article by Phillip Somozo, the first of a three-part series.) When British Renaissance poet John Milton wrote what is considered as the greatest poem in the English language, he was a frustrated political/religious writer and financially distraught. Worse, he had become blind. He retreated to a silent life and dictated Paradise […]

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