Angono in the Art & Music scene

Events when & where you will see Angono



Tall Galleries, February 26 - May 2, 2009

See the religious paintings and sculptures made by 19th century Angono master Juan Senson and understand the circumstances that led to his creative and reclusive life. Most of the featured artworks will be seen in public for the first time.
Curated by Prof. James Owen Saguinsin.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Manila


Rizal Arts Festival

SM City Taytay - Activity Center

February - March 2009

An art exhibit featuring the best artists from the province of Rizal.

Organized by Nemiranda Arthouse and Gallery and Rizal First Lady Andrea Bautista-Ynares


The Angono Ateliers Association, an association founded in 1975 with the hope of honing the skills of young and emerging visual artists from Angono, is holding a fund-rising exhibit entitled “HANDOG SA MAESTRO” at the 2nd floor hallway, Philippine Senate Building, Roxas blvd., Pasay City from 10-19 DECEMBER 2008


This is for the benefit of the on-going restoration of the Studio Museum of one of Angono’ s distinguished sons, National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco. It was in this studio along Doña Aurora Street in Angono, Rizal where Botong painted his magnificent landmark murals such as “Fiesta”, “Bayanihan”, “Kasaysayan ng Medisina”, etc, which adorned the walls of Malacañang Palace, Manila City Hall, Philippine General Hospital and other edifices.

The Francisco family initially planned to start the restoration of Botong’s studio five years ago but budgetary constraints stalled this undertaking. It was only in November 2008 that the restoration finally gained ground in time for the commemoration of his 96th birth anniversary, and is now midway into its completion.

The family is likewise honored to exhibit some of Botong’s sketches and painting to highlight his contribution to Filipino culture and the national art community.


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Neo-Angono Artists Collective

5th Public Art Festival  

November 20-22, 2008

November 11, Tuesday
Japanese contemporary dance-artist Jun Nishio arrives in Angono, Rizal as part of Neo- Angono’s Residency Program with the support from Japan Foundation-Manila.

November 11-14, Tuesday - Friday1:00 – 5:00 PM
Neo-Angono artists and Jun Nishio provide free workshops on crafts making, painting, sculpture, dance, theater acting and poetry writing to 100 elementary students. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

November 19, Wednesday – 6:00 PM
SILENT WITNESS: Keiye Miranda-Tuazon opens her exhibit featuring her recent works. The show runs until December 9. Venue: Finale Art File, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, Chino Roces Ave. Gate 1, Makati City.

1st Day, 20 November, Thursday 9:00 AM
TRIBUTE TO NATIONAL ARTISTS CARLOS “BOTONG” FRANCISCO AND MAESTRO LUCIO SAN PEDRO: As in the past, Neo-Angono artists gather around the tombs of Angono’s two National Artists, pay homage, and symbolically ask for their guidance as the group opens the festival. Venue: Angono Public Cemetery.

PAMPHLET DISTRIBUTION: Neliza de Leon launches her essay titled “Art Public or Art Audience? Challenging Neo-Angono’s 5th Public Art.” Venue: Angono Town Proper.

TULANSANGAN: Members of “Tres-Syete Poetry Group” distribute poems printed on stickers and placed on packages of consumer goods sold to the public. Venue: Angono Town Proper.

SUBMERSION, IMMERSION, SUBVERSION: Students of Malt Academy produce a site-specific installation which experiments on bamboo as medium and the flowing Angono River as mutual tool to challenge visual and auditory senses of the viewing public. Venue: Angono River , Barangay Poblacion. Itaas.

10:00 AM
PRESS CONFERENCE: Neo-Angono artists and Japanese contemporary dance-artist Jun Nishio holddialogue with local and national media. Venue: Tatay Mesio’s Binalot (formerly Nemiranda Art Café,Manila East Road, Hi-way, Barangay San Roque).

LOOPED VIDEO PLAYBACK playback of “Florante at Laura” by Anino Shadow Play Collective and a documentary on the Philadelphia , USA Mural Arts Program. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

HIGANTENG PATALASTAS: Using Angono’s cultural symbol called “Higante,” Ramon “Chitoy” Zapata unveils his giant tarpaulin exhorting people and the public to become “higante” (noble and successful) in their respective fields. Venue: Angono River , Barangay San Isidro and San Roque.

RESET-A: Wire Tuazon’s site-specific installation against the background of an altered semi-rural landscape of Angono. Venue: Maysha Hotel Rooftop, Barangay Sto. Niño.

DULUHAN (Backyard Studio Exhibition): Aga Francisco opens his 3nd One-Man Show Exhibit featuring his latest “kinutkot” paintings. Venue: Neo-Angono Artists Studio, Doña Aurora Street , Barangay San Roque.

MARKET SIGN INTERVENTION: Michael de Guzman and PUBLIKBOX artists perform on the rooftop of the municipal market, turning the giant ANGONO PUBLIC MARKET into ANGONO PUBLIC ART. Venue: Angono Town Proper.

DISKARIL: Kyo Zapanta and Richard Gappi exhibit their poems. Zapanta delves on the psychological terrain of sanity as well as the perturbed personality while Gappi focuses on the flouting Filipino social, economic and political fabric. Venue: 3rd Way Restaurant, Manila East Road , Barangay San Roque.

SELECTIONS: Exhibition of paintings by Neo-Angono Artists Collective members. Venue: Maysha Hotel Lobby, Barangay Sto. Niño.

1:00 PM
ART SYMPOSIUM: Professor Alice Guillermo, a renowned art critic, shares her insights on “The Basics of Art Appreciation and Criticism,” National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Visual Arts Committee head Eghai Fernandez explains how to “bring art to public sphere” and Mike Muñoz of Manlilikha Artisans’ Support Network discusses “Public Art as a Personal Experience.” Venue: University of Rizal System-Angono Campus.

TALKING WALLS: The St. Clement Symphonic Band of Angono, Rizal opens the art exhibit of Neo-Angono artists and University of Rizal System-Angono Fine Arts students with performance by Oro Art Guild and Red Lambago Collective from Cagayan de Oro. Venue: SM Taytay premises.

3:00 PM
ROSARYO NG MGA PANGARAP: Michael Ian Lomongo collects 50 short poems from various people and age groups and installs these along roads encircling Angono Catholic church, thus producing the image of rosary when viewed from above. Venue: Vicinity of St. Clement Parish Church , Barangay Poblacion Ibaba and Barangay Bagumbayan.

SALITANG KANTO: Poet Tata Raul Funilas walks on the streets of Angono, collects words from the public using paper cloth, and stitches these together to form a complete poem to be exhibited during the Poetry and Acoustic Night. Venue: Angono Town Proper.

Graduation of workshop participants from the “Discovering Art Program Series” and public viewing and exhibition of work output/product. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

4:00 PM
AMBISYOSONG LANGAW: Tanghalang Angono stages a children’s play tackling moral values such as pride and humility, industry and resourcefulness. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

6:00 PM
(RE)CONSTRUCTION SITE: A four-person exhibit of Carlos “Totong” Francisco, Allan Alcantara, Aaron Bautista and Isidro “Jon” Santos showing their latest abstract, mixed media and non-figurative works that “reflect forms of unconventional realities.” The exhibit happens amid the renovation and reconstruction of the studio of National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco. Venue: The Second Gallery, Doña Aurora Street , Barangay Poblacion Itaas.

8:00 PM
TAGAYAN NG DIWA, ESPIRITU AT KALOOBAN: Acoustic and poetry night featuring poets from Tres-Syete Poetry Group, LIRA, Kilometer 64, Malate Literary Group, URS-Angono Petroglyphs writers, Bobby Balingit of The Wuds, Sequel, Prof. Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin, Vim Nadera, Tata Raul Funilas, Alexander Remollino, Paul Zialcita, Richard Gappi and others celebrate the creative world of spoken word. Venue: KINAMAT, Col. Guido Extension, Barangay San Roque.

2nd Day, November 21, Friday 10:00 AM
BREEDING SPACE (THE HIVE): Members of artist group KAKTUS and selected art students of Isidro Santos construct and present a 6 x 8-ft room-art installation where audience can interact and explore. Venue: Angono Town Proper.

S-TRIKE: Shadow tricycle performance by Anino Shadow Play Collective. Venue: Angono town proper.

3:00 PM
Y-PLASTIK: Performance, graffiti and moving installation by Oro Art Guild and Red Lambago Artists Collective from Cagayan de Oro. Venue: Lambak Park and Angono Town Proper.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WORMS: Urban Fashion Show by Clint Catalan. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

4:00 PM
WHITE TRAP: Installation and performance by artist Nick Aca of Cagayan de Oro. Venue: Angono Municipal Park .

5:00 PM
ELIJAH OF THE APOCALYPSE: Street performance by Noel Soler Cuizon and Crisanto de Leon. Venue: Angono streets and town proper.

6:00 PM
GRA-PIK-TI: Photo exhibit of Ces Eugenio. Venue: Tatay Mesio’s Binalot (formerly Nemiranda Art Café), Manila East Road , Hi-way, Barangay San Roque.

6:30 PM
AMBISYOSONG LANGAW:Tanghalang Angono stages “a children’s play tackling moral values such as pride and humility, industry and resourcefulness. Venue: Metrobank Parking Space.

8:00 PM
SINE-SILIP ANG SINAGTALA: Right where Angono’s movie house, the Star theater, used to occupy, theater performances, film showing, projections, and dance mark the evening featuring Japanese contemporary dance-artist Jun Nishio, Transutopia, Anino Shadow Play Collective, visual and sound artist Lirio Salvador, and films by John Torres (“Salat”), Khavn dela Cruz (“Blackworms” and “The muzzled horse of an engineer in search of mechanical saddles”), Lav Diaz (“Purgatoryo”) , among others. Venue: Metrobank Parking Space

3rd Day, 22 November, Saturday 10:00 AM
The 1st SM Young Art Makers Open Art Competition for elementary, high school and college students. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

11:00 AM
Story telling by Soliman Cruz and Actors’ Playground. Venue: SM Activity Center .

LET US SPRAY, AMEN! : Graffiti Art by Pilipinas Street Plan. Venue: Melford Wall along Quezon Ave., Brgy. San Isidro .

3:00 pm
DIS(this) LOKASYON: Street Performance by Ugatlahi. Reminiscent of the game – Patintero, the performance is a statement on the plight of Metro Manila’s homeless denizens. Venue: Angono Town Proper.

4:00 PM
Story telling by Soliman Cruz and Actors’ Playground. Venue: Lambak ,Barangay San Roque

Awarding of prizes to winners of SM Open Art Competition. Venue: SM-Taytay Activity Center .

8:00 PM
SOUNDTRAP SUMMIT: Closing Night of the Festival featuring various bands Radioactive Sago Project, Coffee Break Island, Bobby Balingit of The Wuds, Dreadknot Used, Go Signals, G2 and the Bundocks, Circus Crone, Elemento, Talahib, Rubadub, Gurion and Ambot sa Emo.

Neo-Angono Artists would also like to thank the following for making the 5th Neo-Angono Public Art Festival possible: Hon. Rep. Michael John “Jack” Duavit, Hon. Mayor Aurora A. Villamayor, Hon. Vice-Mayor Junvic Saguinsin and Sangguniang Bayan of Angono, Maysha Hotel, Lafarge (Batong Angono Aggregates Corporation) , Mr. Ben Suzuki of Japan Foundation-Manila, Metrobank Foundation, the Association of Barangay Captains of Angono, Hon. Brgy. Captain Jhun Macabuhay of Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal and Hon. Councilor Sharon de Leon, Angono Police Chief Col. Arthur O. Masungsong, Civil Security Unit head (Ret.) Col. Romy Reyes, Mr. Eghai Fernandez of Visual Arts Committee of the NCCA, Executive Director of NCCA Ms. Cecile Guidote Alvarez, Prof. Alice Guillermo, TUTOK Karapatan, Mr. Rollie Estabillo, Recelmir Loreto, Rjay of 3rd Way Restaurant, Maan dela Cruz of SM City Taytay, Architect Raymond R. Gappi, KINAMAT and Banana Hemp Boys, Tatay Mesio’s, Melford Motors, Naks Chicken, St. Clement Band, Zipress Publishing, The Second Gallery, Oro Art Guild Inc., Sibay Art Space, Museo de Oro, Red Lambago Collective, Regional Pilot School for the Arts, Angono National High School, Angono Private High School, University of Rizal System-Angono, Tanghalang Pilipino, Green Papaya, Angono Council for Culture and the Arts; the artists, performers, writers, musicians, film makers, and all the participants; our supporters who chose to remain anonymous; our tolerant parents, relatives, friends and even critics who continue to understand our eccentricities and support our creative cause; the people of Angono, the haven of artists; and most of all, to our greatest Artist and Creator. Viva Art! Viva Neo-Angono! Viva San Clemente !

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