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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Silverlens Foundation 2008 Grantees Exhibition

Silverlens Foundation 2008 Grantees Exhibition
November 20 - December 20, 2008
Opening reception: November 20 (Thursday), 6pm

The 2008 Annual Silverlens Foundation Grantees Exhibition opens on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6pm. The show runs until Dec. 20. The photographs shown in this year’s Exhibition will be part of the Silverlens Foundation Collection. Founded in 2006, SLF has been accepting applications from photographers and artists working with photography relevant to the Philippines. The SLF IS the first permanent collection of photography in the Philippines. For more information, visit Silverlens

Completion Grantee 

Acquisition Grantees 
Lena Cobangbang - Overland
Conrado Velasco - Pixel Towers 

Asian Cultural Council-SLF Fellowship Grantee 

Gina Osterloh will be giving an Artist Talk on Nov. 22, Saturday, from 3-5pm.

Silverlens will also be hosting a Talk on Grants on November 29, Saturday, from 3-5pm with speakers from various local and international cultural institutions on hand to talk about available grants for artists.
Images (L-R): Gina Osterloh, Shooting Blanks, 2008; Lena Cobangbang, Overland, 2008; Conrado Velasco, Pixel Towers, 2007

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Coalescence – Science and Art: Photographs by Dr. Gil Jacinto

Coalescence – Science and Art
Photographs by Dr. Gil Jacinto
13 November 2008 – 16 January 2009
The Edge Gallery
G/F, UP Vargas Museum

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum will open Coalescence – Science and Art on 13 November 2008, Thursday, 6:00 PM at the Edge Gallery, a photo exhibition by Dr. Gil Jacinto, Professor of Marine Science at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

Coalescence, defined as a fusion that arises from the combination of distinct elements, is the term that Dr. Gil Jacinto associates himself. A chemical oceanographer and a photographer, the boundary between these two facets of his life disappears when he embarks on his work and travels. He takes and creates photographs as a hobby, a source of rejuvenation and inspiration, and as a venue for imagining and creating new perspectives of the world as he sees it.

This collection of photographs by Dr. Jacinto delves into the world of art through his use of prosumer digital cameras and an entry-level digital SLR. The images reflect not only science in art or art in science, but science and art – the disappearance of boundaries. The captivating colors of sunsets and sunrises, real and figurative reflections, the haunting face of an 88-year old woman camouflaged by the bark of a sampaloc tree, and the beauty of a backlit flower of a common bush all manifest the union of the scientific discipline and the aesthetics.

Coalescence will run until 16 January 2009. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more details, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (Direct line), 981-8500 local 4024 (UP Trunkline), 928-1925 (Fax) or (0929) 8567909 (Mobile). You can also send your inquiries via e-mail to
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