It's officially official. We've finally come up with a name for our final exhibit that encompasses this year's CLUTCH ladies and their works: Alunsina. She was a goddess in pre-colonial Filipino mythology who yearned to create the world, against the wishes of her god-husband, Tungkung Langit (though there are variations of this myth story... we like this one better).
After five months (and still one more to go), one culminating night, Saturday, February 20 beginning at 7 pm, will showcase our creation — everything we've done in the program. Every artistic mentor we've worked with has pushed us to try something completely out of our comfort zone, some more in our element than others. Each new art form, from encaustic collage and photography to spraypainting and Filipino poetry, has tested our brain power and squeezed every bit of our creative juice, sometimes to the point of anxiety. But it will all be worth it. And we're just as excited as you are to see how everything will turn out.
Join the Facebook event page and check the blog for updates. Hope to see you there.
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture presents...
ALUNSINA: A Clutch Exhibit
Featuring works by: Kristina Guison / Daryl Anne Panganiban / Desiree Gamotin / Flerida Peña
OPENING RECEPTION Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture 167 Augusta Ave. Saturday, February 20, 7PM - 11PM Film Screening: 8PM
Six months. One night. Reflecting the creative spectrum of four young Filipina artists. Visual Art // Installation // Film // Photography // Music // Performance
GALLERY HOURS February 20 – March 6 Wed - Fri 1PM-8PM, Sat 1PM-6PM
"There was a time when there was still no world. No sun, no moon. No time. Let me create, the goddess cried." http://www.clutchwomen.blogspot.com
CLUTCH is a free six-month arts-based program for young Filipina women to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, explore their cultural heritage, and tell their stories on their terms. CLUTCH aims to provide hands-on artistic and leadership development, through the exploration of cultural identity as the foundation for empowerment.
KAPISANAN would like to acknowledge the generous support from The Ontario Arts Council of this project.