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The Rodallie S. Mosende Story: A Photography Exhibit by Rick Rocamora

Exhibition duration: April 28 to May 11 | Free Admission
2F Ayala Museum, Makati City

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

“Dito po sa amin sa Quiapo, halos lahat ng kabataan dito, mga naliligaw ng landas. Ayaw ko po matulad sa kanila, gusto ko po maiba. Na-appreciate ko po na napakahirap ng dinaranas namin, kaya gusto ko po makatapos ng pag-aaral.” (In our community here in Quiapo, nearly all young people have lost their way. I don’t want to be like them. I want to be different. I know that we have a hard life, which is why my goal is to get an education.)
– Rodallie S. Mosende

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Secret Lives of Books: Karl Castro, Book Designer -- A Panoramic View

Did you miss the recent exhibit on book design at the Ayala Museum presented by Filipinas Heritage Library? There's nothing like reading the insights and browsing the library books in the actual exhibit, but in the meantime, you can check out this 360-degree view of the main exhibit area, brought to you by Mr Erwin Gabia. So cool!

 

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Karl Castro Unveils Secret Lives of Books at Ayala Museum


Karl Castro (Photo by Jar Concengco)

Three-time National Book Award winner Karl Castro first designed a book when he was a freshman at University of the Philippines Diliman. The book was a marvelous collection of poetry by Marie La Viña, Karl’s schoolmate at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños, where he had been given an Artistic Excellence gold medal for Visual Arts upon graduating the previous year.

Twelve years and many books later, Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is presenting Secret Lives of Books, Karl’s first solo exhibition of book designs, this May at Ayala Museum. For what better way to kickstart FHL’s Printed Word education program for 2016, when the library also turns 20, than turning to books and finding out how they begin and remain—if they do stand the test of time? Since its inauguration in 1996, FHL has ventured into the digitization of its collection, as well as the development of online databases and exhibits. Like a large part of the world, it has been treading the digital path.

“Books exercise a huge influence on my art,” says Karl, who has designed books by stellar authors such as Ricky Lee, Rolando Tolentino, and Floy Quintos. “I never aspired to be a book designer, but looking back, it was a natural progression. I love reading, I love art and design; it’s not surprising that I found myself in a job that requires me to wrangle with words, images, and meaning.” As a Film major in UP, he had also served as Layout Artist, Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Collegian.

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FHL shares digitization practices at conference for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs)

The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) participated in the 5th Advancing Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ALAM) seminar-workshop with the theme “Honoring the Past, Honing the Future,” organized by the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UP LSAA). This year’s ALAM was held last April 13-15, 2016 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila.

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PETA Holds Summer Program

The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) School of People’s Theater, known for its fun-filled theater arts workshops, brings back the “PETA Summer Program.” PETA’s unique workshop curriculum combines the different disciplines of theater, such as creative writing, sound and music, dance and movement, and visual arts. This Integrated Theater Arts Approach is PETA’s brand of multiple intelligence education that has been around since the 1960s and has allowed our students to discover and appreciate their diverse talents.

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