This is the most frequent content of my dreams in the past few weeks. Recently, it is my waking thought, my day’s final worry. This project is totally consuming me, and I am very very very excited to make it a reality! (And also rest afterwards, hahaha!)
Art Exchange actually came as a side-thought from organising a workshop in Cebu. We already booked a Cebu weekend for the Ink Scribbler artists so that we can teach and also have fun. While I was having coffee with Cris, one of our artists, the idea wandered into the conversation. Why not make it big? Why not make it bigger?
And so hello, ART EXCHANGE Cebu! That was last year in October 2016, back when I wasn’t “blogging” yet. There were a LOT of challenges, mainly because we are based in Manila. From coordinating with the venue, with the bazaar logistics (yay, Maker’s Market Cebu!), down to actually looking for workshop participants.
We conducted it in Henry Hotel Cebu (the place is lovely, the management is so easy to talk to). We also got Janot to have a gothic calligraphy workshop, and flew in Dr. Gail from Bacolod, to conduct a Copperplate calligraphy workshop.
That was a great run. It’s nice to be stretched. And, now that we’re taller, let’s do this ART EXCHANGE Manila!
The Manila edition is a product of another set of bigger dreams. An exhibit to feature more than 40 renditions of the world map, a leg of basic workshops, a bazaar with our favourite brands, talks and demos by people we look up to. It’s definitely an event that you shouldn’t miss!
Among the sponsors who will join us would be Sakura, Winsor & Newton, Canson, IFEX Fine Papers, Tombow! And as usual, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will bless us with food and drinks on our opening day! <3
In partnership with Greenbelt,
Art Exchange will be at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5
on April 19-25, 2017| 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
- Opening Day – April 19
- Bazaar and Exhibit – April 19-25 (whole week!)
- Workshops – April 22
- Talks and Demos – April 23
So, come join us for a week-long event of art and inspiration!
You can sign up for a workshop slot here: artexchange.thecraftcentral.com
Drop by and say hi!