Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

The rain couldn’t stop the Pacific Originals store launch even if it tried.  With a bleak weather forecast and a steady drizzle early in the day, the show did go on. Pacific Originals by Deadways is finally open to the public. Support came from all fronts. From the Cebu fixed gear community to the indie clothing supporters, everyone was there to celebrate a new chapter in Cebu. The store not only carries Deadways products but also a curated selection from powerhouse Daily Grind (Manila), upstart Revere (Davao), and grooming brand Eight Wolves.

A first look at the store and there is no mistaking it for any other than a Deadways store. The aesthetics and layout of the store are consistent with the brand’s overall branding and identity. Owner and creative director Franz Villanueva is a man who knows what he wants and never settles for less, nor is he swayed by trends. It took him a few years to put up a store, but his patience has truly been a virtue as Pacific Originals has exceeded expectations.

Check out some photos we took at the store launch below. Visit them at 271-A Rahmann Extension, Gorordo Avenue
Cebu City.
 
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Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

 

Photos: Matt Blanes

Around the City Pilot Episode | Go Skateboarding Day Cebu 2017

 

Around the City is a web series where we feature artists, musicians, clothing brands, and everything in between. We believe that there’s a big part of Cebu that needs to be showcased, and that’s the aim of the show.

In this very first episode, we tagged along Cebu’s skateboarding enthusiasts in their celebration of Go Skateboarding Day last June 21st and spoke with skater/filmer Cliff Rigor and McKinley Jakosalem about the current state of skateboarding in the city.

Check it out! Feel free to like, tag, and share.

[arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w82BGvyXcNI” description=”Around The City Pilot Episode” /]

Hosted by: Bryan (Bmac) Ermac

Filmed and Edited by:
Matt Blanes
RJ Galgo

Produced by:
Lucas Jizmundo

Music
Intro: Chill by Icebergg (Large Professor Bootleg)
Chuki Beats
(We do not own the rights to this music. No copyright infringement intended)

Special Thanks to:
Cliff Rigor
McKinley Jakosalem
Turtles Nest

 

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

As Cebu grows into a burgeoning metropolis, our art scene and creative culture should grow along with it. Last July 15, eight murals were unveiled on the exterior walls of Crossroads Cebu to explore the evolution of Cebu inspired by the growth and development in the city. Headed by Create Cebu, the CEVOLUTIÓN Public Art Exhibit was a step in the right direction in terms of cultivating the growth of our rich creative talent and providing a venue for artists and enthusiast in the city.  Featuring the work of contemporary Cebuano artists KIDLAT, DAOT, Lean Reboja, Golda King, Ronyel Compra, and Ivan Zaldarriaga, CEVOLUTIÓN highlighted the diversity of imagination, skill, and talent of local artists as well as increase access to and awareness of Cebuano art.

Despite the rich creative and artistic talent that we have in Cebu, we have never been thought of as a destination for creative culture and arts. We are more known for Sinulog, white-sand beaches, and Lechon than we are for our artistry and creative talent, and while we are very proud to be known for all those mentioned, we should also start motivating, cultivating, and elevating our creative identity. We believe opportunities afforded by events such as CEVOLUTIÓN is a great way to show the Cebuanos that yes, art should be part of a growing economy and should coexist with technology and even commerce.  Public art installations should also demonstrate that beyond recognition and a “pat on the back”, artists also deserve proper monetary compensation for their work. After all, just like any professional, they’ve studied and worked hard on their craft for years, and spends hours, days, even weeks creating murals and artwork for the enjoyment of everyone.

Will Cebu ever be known as an art and culture capital or destination? With the talent that we have, it’s not impossible. With the right attitude towards art, and through proper support from both public and private sector, our creative community should continue to thrive in the years to come.

The event also featured a Pop-up Print & Sticker Sale by A SPACE Cebu, a Gallery-Store Flash Sale by Holicow PH, and a Mini Music Fest presented by 22 Tango Records  featuring THINKING CHAIR, THE CRISIS, THREE-LEGGED MEN, LOOP, GROOVEMATICS, SILINGAN NI FELICITY, and BETHANY. Though the rain was pouring heavily that day, it didn’t stop the festivities at all. CEVOLUTIÓN had the perfect mix of art and music and was one of the most organized events we’ve been to in Cebu. This bodes well for the future and had set the bar high for events to come.

Check out some photos that Matt Blanes and RJ Galgo took at the event below and stay tuned for the video recap by the CEVOLUTIÓN documentation crew by following Create Cebu’s Facebook page.

 

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

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Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

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Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

 

Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit Launch

Brought to you by
Crossroads Cebu, Create Cebu, Qube Gallery

Sponsored by
Island Premium Paints, A SPACE Cebu, PRIMERITZ Construction & Development Corporation, 22 Tango Records

Trattoria da Gianni, Tajimaya Yakiniku Restaurant, 168 Ramen House, HoliCOW Gallery-Store, Meddah Spa, Expose Hair Cebu, K1 Family KTV, Abaca Baking Company, Phat Pho, Maya Mexican Restaurant, D+B Wine Shop, The Printery, Chameleon Concepts

HOME: A Solo Exhibit By Wyndelle Remonde

What is home? For many of us, it’s family, friends, and loved ones. When asked, we can easily dig up stories of past experiences when we were kids, both good and bad, and always with nostalgia. Cebuano artist Wyndelle Remonde captures exactly that in his artworks shown at his solo exhibit in the Contempo Art Gallery at Bamboo Bay. A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from UP Cebu, Wyndelle has been in the art scene for close to a decade now and has been involved with apparel/clothing design, murals, and graphic design, aside from drawing and painting.

In his latest solo exhibit, Wyndelle Remonde shows his vulnerable side, giving the audience a glimpse of what, for him, is home. Evident in his artworks are his past and present, as well as hopes and dreams, frustrations and fears, and most of all his passion. And that passion is something that he hopes will inspire others. I believe that an artist’s greatest strength lies in his vulnerability for in that moment, he can truly communicate a shared human experience.

We had the pleasure to visit and talk to the man behind the HOME exhibit. Check out our interview below.

What is HOME all about?

Home is a collection of new and past works, from previous shows outside Cebu that I have brought home in the hopes of sharing my art to fellow Cebuanos.

What was your inspiration for this exhibit?

It’s been a  while since my last exhibition in Cebu. Ang ako-a lang jd is ganahan ko i share ako’ng  works sa mga taga dri sa ato sa Cebu. Hoping to inspire some.

What do you think of the Cebu Art Scene?

I’m so happy on what’s going on sa scene. Everyone’s doing their very best para I saka ang scene sa ciudad. We are slowly but surely getting there. Nindot kaayo.


Any upcoming shows around the country?

Naay mga upcoming group shows in Bacolod this year, Pop up show dri sa Cebu, then hopefully ma okay ang solo show sa Manila sometime next year. I’m still working on it right now.

Artist Statement:

“Like you, my story begins at home. I have been making art since I was a kid and yet my career as an artist only began from the moment I graduated and earned my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Major in Studio Arts. Through the years, I have been juggling my career as a professional artist by day, and a struggling artist by night. From illustrations to animation, acrylic paint to textile paint, silk screen to digital, group shows to solos, uncertainties to possibilities. The list is endless. And I’m not just talking about my unpaid bills. 

Last year, I was given the opportunity to have my second solo exhibit at House of Frida in Bacolod and a couple more of group shows at Gallery Orange in Bacolod as well. It has been a surreal experience—pop surreal, to be exact! Displayed here are a mix of new and past works from previous shows that I have brought home in the hopes of sharing my art to fellow Cebuanos. That my story is just a thread woven into this bigger canvas that we share. I hope to inspire the young local artist in you to not only create but also grow. May you uncover the path that leads to your own story, your soul, and ultimately, your art.” 

Bait Nicart (L), Wyndelle Remonde (M)

 

Catch Wyndelle Remonde’s solo exhibit HOME until June 30, 2017 at Contempo Art Gallery located at Gallery One, Lobby Level of Tower One, Bamboo Bay Community in Hernan Cortes, Subangdaku, Mandaue City. Viewing times is from 9am to 6pm daily.

 

Photos: Bait Nicart

Recap | Strap Summer Collection 2017 Release Party

Last Friday, local skate imprint Strap threw a party to remember for their Summer ’17 Collection release at Camden2F. Featuring music from Cebuano emcees IceBergg, Jcoy of Groovematics, and Roadkill, accompanied by the scratch kings of Cebu, DJ DYHA and DJ Short. The city’s skate community as well as those in the lifestyle scene came and supported one of the most promising independent apparel brands in Cebu. Strap has been known for the awesome parties they throw where everyone is welcome to join and have fun. If their recent shindigs are any indication, then we can’t wait to see what they have in store for their upcoming anniversary party.

Check out some of the photos of the release party below taken by Matt Blanes, and Renz Urbano.

 

Recap | Aerosoul Cebu Graffiti Battle Leg 2

Recap: Aerosoul Leg 2

Last Saturday’s Aerosoul Graffiti Battle proved that with the right platform and support, graffiti can thrive in Cebu.  It was a treat to everyone in attendance as graffiti artists battled against each other. Ultimately, it was Chinokoy 420 (1647 Crew) who teamed up with Anino (Trap Crew) who won, but in reality, it was a win for the scene and everyone who supports it.

Mad props to the contestants PAYTER, Sam Pipebomb (UBEC Crew), Chinokoy 420 (1647 Crew), and Anino (Trap Crew) for showing your best! Mad love to the guest artists and judges from Manila, Oder of SDFK and Slacsatu of ZNC Singapore for showcasing their talents at Aerosoul. And thank you to all those who came and watched the battle.

We would also like to acknowledge all who made the event a success. To the Ang and Yap family at Escario street for letting Aerosoul use the wall for the event, Belle, DC Graphic Studio & Print House, Create Cebu, Mabuhigh, Do It Paints, Strap, Draven Asia Pacific, Big Eats, Carrot Bombing, Outlines Trading, Island Vibes, HyveCreative, Passion on Ink, Sick In Tattoo, 1647,  and Stroke.

Check out some photos we took at the battle below.

Recap: Aerosoul Leg 2

Recap: Aerosoul Leg 2

 

Photos by: Matt Blanes and Bait Nicart