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One of T, The Imagine Table                                           

One of T is the design house of Tony Gonzales and his late wife Tes Pasola. One of T is indeed one of the best in Filipino design and craftsmanship when it comes to creating unique furniture pieces. With the use of wood and paper, the works of One of T have gained global recognition through decades. Featured in the photo above is The Imagine Table, a hardwood coffee table that contains all the lyrics to John Lennon's iconic song Imagine, which was meticulously hand-carved into the wood. For more works and designs from One of T, you can check out their Instagram and Facebook pages linked below.
One of T Instagram

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Ides Contemporary Art Launches Celebration 3

The old masters concern themselves with defining culture as a creative expression. The young have always occupied themselves to be veering on the radical and contemporary. Comprised of large-scale artworks, sculptures, and installations, Ides Contemporary presents Art: Our Common Playground, a selection of visual artists of varying ages, visual styles, and artistic approaches to art. Comprising Celebration 3, it expresses their self-taught metaphors reflecting their experimental yet distinct, confident yet sensitive brushstrokes and sculpting concepts.

Both seasoned and freshly-ushered into the art scene, these artists were mostly students of fine arts and other art-related disciplines, curator Norlie Miemban personally handpicked them for showing their bespoke and promising potential to create.

Exc. from Jay Bautista

Celebration 3 - curated by Norlie Meimban features the works of Hermes Alegre, Ela Andal, Russell Balajadia, Monnar Baldemor, Marko Bello, Arron Berte, Sam Bulaga, Richard Buxani, Wendel Candawan, Janddie Castillo, JC Castillo, Aka Chan, Melvin Culaba, Jeff T. Dizon, Augie Michael Domalaon, JJ Duque, Alvin Florentino, Joselito Jandayan, Binong Javier, Rico Lascano, Joji Limayo, Marloun Magbanua, Ram Mallari, Norlie Meimban, Felix Ely Meimban IV, Pepe Mendoza, Otto Neri, Niño Odosis, Milmar Onal, Anthony Palo, Sam Penaso, Gig De Pio, Maan Premacio, Jay Ragma, Jojo Ramirez, Rosscapili, Aner Sebastian, Gino Tioseco, Bryan Yabut, and Kevin Yrin on display from May 18-31, 2023

Binong Javier

JJ Duque

Janddie Castillo

Norlie Meimban

Celebration 3 ART: Our Common Playground is the third in a series of Five Celebrations to open the new gallery of Atty. Jing David at Festival Mall. This was done to give an opportunity for several artists to be featured. But instead of having one grand opening, Ides Contemporary Art sectioned it into 5 different celebrations with 5 different themes, featuring various artists per celebration.

Ides Contemporary Art is located at the UGF Expansion Wing of Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa.

You can follow them on their Instagram by clicking the link below.
Ides Contemporary Art 

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City partnered with South Arts Festival to celebrate Pride Month with The Color Parade art exhibit which featured artists from the LGBTQ+ community. The colorful works of artists Mick Barretto, Cheecho Cacho, Lex Dignos, Drake Pagulayan and Nathaniel San Pedro will be on display from June 2 until July 2, 2023 at the 8th Floor Lobby Gallery of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City.

Color Parade 2023 Gallery

Color Parade 2023 Online Catalog

L-R Chroma Hospitality Management's Carmela Bocanegra, artists Lex Dignos & Drake Pagulayan, gay rights activist Melo Esguerra, Crimson Hotel GM Arlene Tongco, South Arts Festival head JJ Duque, artists Nathan San Pedro and Mick Barretto.

L-R Ribbon cutters: South Arts Festival's JJ Duque, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City GM Arlene Tongco, gay rights activist Melo Esguerra, TV news anchor and journalist Karen Davila and Chroma Hospitality Management's Carmela Bocanegra.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City marked its 10th year anniversary with The Radiance Art exhibit which featured ten contemporary artists   to commemorate the ten years of the hotel. The exhibit, which runs until May 21 2023, features artworks created by Richard Buxani, JJ Duque, Frederick Epistola, Ivy Lim, Domiel Mercado-Campos, Annabelle Papas, Raeche Dacanay, Daisy Tempongko, Nikki Vasallo, and Bea Viado.

Radiance Art Exhibit

Radiance Art Exhibit Catalog