12th Tam-awan arts festival kicks off

WORKSHOP. Mark Tanduyog demonstrates mono-print design making to kick off the 12th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival at the village in Pinsao Wednesday. Artists from all over the Philippines join the five day arts festivity with Hapit Aammod (Tuwali for voice of the ancestors) with “wisdom in shapes, colors and words”

Artists from Tam-awan Village their 12th Tam-awan International Arts Festival at the village along the Long-long Road in Pinsao here.

Local artists are joined by fellow creatives from all over the country in the festivity that will run until October 9.

The event “is open to the public,” said Tam-awan Foundation president Gretta Apolinar as they also welcomed representatives from the Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines who talked on the artists’ resale rights on their work.

Dubbed Hapit di Aammod, a Tuwali, Ifugao indigenous people, phrase that means voice of the ancestors, the 12th staging of what is now the biggest festivity of arts in the city focuses on the “wisdom in shapes, colors and words.”

The festivity kicked off with the registration today, followed by a mono-print workshop by Mark Tanduyog and jewelry-making workshop by Apolinar.

It was followed by the two hour workshop of the BCRR that focused on resale rights by lawyers Exequiel Valerio and Jeremy Boyores and orientation on copyright registration by atty. Fernan Dizon.

The first day was concluded by the acrylic painting and sand art workshops by Herwin Buccat and Art Nebula and Edwin Macadaeg, respectively.

Day two will have the coffee painting workshop of Jen Lorenzo, followed by the festival’s kapihan or press conference and followed by the formal opening of the festival.

The afternoon activities include lectures on Oicir Designs of Southern Luzon by Janet Braza, digital workshop by Jesus Genociva and stone art lecture by Lily Villanueva. The day concludes with Tam-awan artists performances.

Eden Cawang starts day three with a tapuey making demonstration, followed by Dr. Oliver Rabara’s talk via zoom on the Philosophy of Art Making Sense of Shapes.

The morning events will be concluded by performances of the village artists.

Atty. Valerio returns to talk on copyrighting artificial intelligence generated artworks to be followed by Ike Picpican’s aslk on Cordillera rituals. The day closes with another performance by the home artists.

Saturday will be full of events that will start with the statue-making workshop of Paulo Guerero, a lecture on globalization of creativity in the city by Dr. Raymundo Rovillos.

PAEA will conduct a photography on documentation of cultural practices that starts at 1PM until 5PM, while Boebet Reynoso will talk on the indigenous knowledge on dance movements.

Orly Abon and Regie Pascual will also have their talks and will be concluded with another performance form the village artists.

The last day will be dedicated on unveiling of murals and art collaborations and will be concluded with the closing ceremony and ritual, giving of certificates to the participants and send-off. Pigeon Lobien



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