(May 14th) Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS”

Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS,” the new group exhibit of five Bicolano artists opening on May 14, 2016. Sinco Bicolanos marks their maiden exhibition at Galeria de las Islas, third floor, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

Participating artists are Dr. Elden Lumaniog, Hermel Alejandro, Jun Tivi, Richard La Torre Perez and Roderick “Akong” Imperio. Opening cocktails reception will be at 4:00pm and will run from May 14 to May 30, 2016. 

This group of Filipino artists hails from different parts of the Bicol region. Their painting has made their lives like a masterpiece inspired by the magnificence of life’s color and genres of depiction of everyday living and even drama of the past.

B U R S T I N G with great excitement into their undamaged time-warp carrying load of bountiful thoughts of arts in their canvases is going to showcase an art must see. They tell the story of the Bicolano arts and heritage is the time-trend capsule that thrives in the hearts of these artists and per se another cultural melting pot to enrich knowledge of the local cultural “The Uragon” identity. 

“SINCO BICOLANOS” will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from May 14th; interested journalists, please contact Dr. Elden Lumaniog at eldenlumaniog2016@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist in Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artists Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

About the Artists

Dr. Elden Lumaniog

Dr. Elden Lumaniog specializes not only in the art of medicine, but also has a firm hand in the arena of real artistic talents. In Dr. Lumaniog’s artistic expression, it is intrinsically a process of sharing emotions to enchant the viewer. His art advocates discovery, study, documentation & preservation of our rich cultural heritage. (READ: Dr. Elden Lumaniog: The Colors of His Life)

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork SINNER or SAINT, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre

Hermel Alejandre is a Bicolano self-taught artist who took up B.S. in Industrial Technology at Bicol College of Arts and Trades in Naga City. The influence of Picasso is still strongly felt in Hermz (his nickname) style of art which gives him an idea on how to conceptualize his own works.

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Jun Tivi

Jun Tivi who hails from Daraga, Albay is a largely self-taught artist who encountered art early on earning himself recognition from his impressed teachers.  But the pragmatic need to earn a living would be sidetrack him from college and land him a career in commercial arts in a corporate setting. There he would hone his technical skills the old-school way for the next 25 years, his natural talent laid aside, percolating. Then, in 2007, a chance encounter with opportunity. He participated in his first group painting show in Galeria De Las Islas. Then, his pursuit of arts never stopped till today. (Source: Filipino Artist Magazine)

Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (3) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (6) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (5) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (4)

Richard La Torre Perez

Richard La Torre Perez, is from San Jose,Pili Camarines Sur  was born on October 28 1975. He studied Special Fine Arts (Decorative Painting) at NMYC Pili,Camarines Sur.  He is the current Visual Art Instructor at SouthBridges Learning Center in Mayon Ave in Naga City. Has won several awards here in Bicol, Manila and one in Dhaka,Bangladesh. Participated in 25 group exhibitions in Bicol and 10 group exhibitions in Manila.

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Roderick Akong Imperio

Roderick Akong Imperio is a Bicolano artist who took up Fine Arts in De Ocampo Memorial Collage, Aquinas University of Legaspi. Roderick is a gallery owner of Imperio Art Gallery in Libod 1, Libmanan Camarines Sur. And a businessman and proprietor of Kongzki General Merchandise. He is also an active member of Salingoy Art Group in Naga City, Art Association of the Philippines and Lakbay Kulay in Manila.

Beauty in the eyes of the artist…

I define beauty as rather a measure of affect. It is a measure of emotion. In art, beauty is the device of successful communication between participants. The transmission of a concept between the artist and the perceives; beautiful art is successful in portraying the artist’s most profound intended emotions. But neither the artist nor the observer can be certain of successful communication in the end. So beauty in art is eternally subjective. What might be beautiful to me, might not be to other. As the saying goes, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

P-Noise 2015: Darrel Dan D. Lagasca—Filipino Visual Artist

Darrel Dan D. Lagasca’s paintings feature a multifarious layering of images and styles, symbolic of the multidimensional identity of our Filipino heritage. Darrel’s work exemplifies this intricacy through the connection between the East and West, the highs and lows of cultural perception, the old and young, the past and present.

Diverse and eclectic, his art challenges the viewer to consider current ideas and rethink the familiar. He gives voice to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identity, values, and beliefs of what is old and new. He explores ideas, concepts, questions, and practices that examine the past, describe the present, and imagine the future.

Darrel Dan D. Lagasca, Darrel Lagasca, P-Noise 2015, P-Noise, P-Noise Festival 2015, P-Noise Festival, #PNOISE15, P-Noise Movement, Filipino Artist, Art, Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipino Visual Artist, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Exhibit, Group Show, Philippines, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark

Click the Image link to the P-Noise Website – “SAVE THE DATE 25-30 AUGUST, COPENHAGEN.”

His vigor to create exceptional works which combines traditional roots and contemporary art caught the eye of P-Noise organizers in Dansehallerne, Copenhagen. For one day on August 29, he will take part as one of the visual artist at the Gallery Visual Arts Program. P-Noise Festival 2015 is an arts & culture festival that promotes the innovative artists and creative scene coming from the Philippines.

Darrel Lagasca is a versatile artist who hails from Sto. Nino Meycauayan Bulacan, Philippines. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising at the University of the East Caloocan. And too pursue his passion in music, he also received another Bachelor’s degree in Music major in violin at the University of the Philippines in Diliman last 2010.

In 2008, his documentary “Beneath the Howling Cold White Stone“, a documentary was given the Gawad CCP for film and video award.

Among his selected group shows are:

  • Brussels Belgium (2005)
  • Korea Philippines (2006)
  • 2nd. Backdoor Ventures Music and Art Festival (2006)
  • Seoul Korea International Art Festival Exhibit (2007) 
  • Philadelphia – The International Faerie Convention (2008)
  • Art at Congress an Exhibit of Masters and Contemporary Masters (2011)
  • Singapore Affordable Artfair (2012)
  • Benefit Art Auction,  P-Noise Copenhagen Denmark (2014)
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show Hongkong (2015)
  • P-Noise Festival (2015)

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: The truth behind your fantasies
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
2015

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: Perfect Yearn in the Open Air
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 4ft x 3ft
2014

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: Inherited Emotions
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvass
SIZE: 4ft x 4ft (Shaped Canvass)
2013

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Artist: DARREL LAGASCA
TITLE: DanseMacabre
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvass
SIZE: 3ft x 3ft ; 1.5ft x 1.5ft
2013

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Image Courtesy by the Artist: Darrel Dan D. Lagasca

Artist Jensen Moreno: “Thirty-One” 2nd Solo International Painting Exhibition

Jensen Moreno’s 2nd solo international painting exhibition is something special especially when it started from a small idea of celebrating her 31st birthday.  It was in November 2014 when she met the manager of La Plantation Gallery, Mr. Philippe who then introduced her to Mr. Ma, the co-owner of the Easy Wok restaurant. This artistic restaurant is where she had her AHA moment for this exhibit as it has the best of both worlds can offer—good food and a heaping helping of locally sourced art on the walls which captivated her in the beginning.

From a simple idea of celebrating her birthday became bigger and better; thus, “Thirty-One” painting exhibition was born and will be exhibited in three different countries including Taiwan (April 18-30) and Cambodia (July 2). (See blog post: Artist Jensen Moreno: “Her world is the art class, her class is the art world, and her art is world class.”)

From the words “matter” and “realism,” Matterealism is a new style where she introduces the merging of Realism and the use of the actual matter or materials you see from your reference photo or models stick on the canvas as seen in her self-portrait entitled “Sublime.” Instead of painting the objects, she sticks them on the canvas and combined with a realistic figure.

“The seven elements of art and principles of design combined with the traditional and contemporary process is also represented in this movement. This movement immortalizes the sentimental value of our meaningful possessions.”

Her concept focuses on two things—beauty and women empowerment. Her art aims to empower women through beauty, brains, and talent to inspire the world.

As commented by my blogs follower, Lance Weiser of  Weisser Watercolours Jensen Moreno is: “Far from reclusively staying within the confines of her studio, here is an artist whose studio is the world. She contributes to youth, the less fortunate, a variety of art forms, and immerses herself in the communities of the countries she involves herself in. This is the enterprising, yet kind, yet individually-unique, yet socially-connected energy known worldwide as the spirit of the Philippines.”

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UP NEXT: “THIRTY-ONE” The Jensen Moreno 2nd Solo Painting Exhibition at Artista Perfetto Taipei, TAIWAN, 04/18/15.

Her latest models include Ms. Philippines 1990, Mutya Laxa Buensuceso and Ms. World 1973-1st Runner-up, Evangeline Pascual whom she met in the Philippines. See the art behind the models:

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SOPHISTICATED
“In a world where classiness is not all it takes”
Portrait of Ms. Philippines 1990, Ms. Mutya Laxa Buensuceso
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  She met Ms. Mutya Laxa Buensuceso through a dear friend who is now her husband, Jinggoy Buensuceso—way back in 2008 when she was teaching Summer Art Workshops in her hometown Bataan.

Their paths crossed when she met Jinggoy at ARTECO Garden where they both used to buy rare plants.  Jinggoy who is a sculptor and a furniture designer whom she collaborated with the owner of the plant store who also became their common friend. After seven years and two beauty queens she has met and painted, she has now painted Jinggoy’s wife; a beauty queen, Ms. Philippines 1990 Mutya Laxa Buensuceso.”

Ms. Mutya is a Business Leader at Luxasia Philippines, a company that distributes and markets the world’s leading premium beauty brands. On occasion, she dabbles as Founder and Chief Designer to Spinkie, a line of handmade baby essentials, toys and fashion for babies to toddlers.  Ms. Mutya is also a mother of two adorable kids, Mayumi (4) and Malaya (3).

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STELLAR
“In a world where performance is not all it takes”
Portrait of Ms. World 1973, 1st Runner-up, Ms. Evangeline Pascual
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:   “In the summer of 2012, I flew back to the Philippines where I joined the “Figuras 5” Painting Exhibition organized by Big&Small Art Gallery in Manila. Some celebrities attended the opening day including Ms. Evangeline Pascual. We had a little talk and exchange of contact information. I knew when I met her that she is going to be one of my models for my painting. She is originally from my hometown, Bataan. At the moment, Ms. Pascual is busy with her radio show called Echoes of the Heart.”

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SMART
“In a world where intelligence is not all it takes”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “In life, the best and worst things come on unexpected times. Trials can make or break you but learning how to find solutions to each of them makes anyone smart and wise. To stand above all these obstacles is the way towards success.”

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SOCIAL
“In a world where friendliness is not enough”
Portrait of Jenny
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART: “For 11 years now, I have seen her transformation and she is becoming the person who loves people as well. Jenny and I have been living out of our home country for almost 5 years now. We both enjoy meeting interesting people from around the world and building friendship with them.”

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STRONG
“In a world where strength is not enough”
Portrait of Ellen, Michelle and Rowena
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART: “Ellen and I met casually at Blue Bridge office in Lidu managed by Mr. John O. Smith, her partner. Ellen manifests the strength of a young woman who is willing to put herself out there. She is busy preparing for her MA thesis proposal while also managing and writing for a contemporary art blog called opengroundblog.com. She is also currently working on a piece for LEAP Magazine and will be part of the Second Annual Global Exchange Program for Art Specialists in China, US and Europe.

Michelle, Rowena and I are colleagues at BIBA. We met in the beginning of the school year 2014-2015. They are great friends whom happen to have done extraordinary things for me and very selfless people whom I treasure very dearly.”

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SEQUENCE
“In a world where connection is not enough”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “The continuous change brought by the amazing connections of life is nothing but brilliant.”

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STAR
“In a world where light is not enough”
Mixed-Media on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “The continuous change brought by the amazing connections of life is nothing but brilliant.”

Special thanks to: 

Beijing International Bilingual Academy, Blue Bridge International Education (Mr. John O. Smith), Easy Wok Restaurant, and family & friends of Jensen MorenImages provided by the artist.

Artist Jensen Moreno: “Her world is the art class, her class is the art world, and her art is world class.”

Born on January 21, 1984 in Orion Bataan, Jensen Moreno’s art voyage began in the Philippines. She was excellent and honor student from the beginning who was destined to succeed in art locally and internationally. “Her world is the art class, her class is the art world, and her art is world class,” as quoted by Jonathan Bar-On—an Author and Teacher at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Her tertiary and post graduate studies began in University of Sto. Thomas (UST) where she took Bachelor in Fine Arts majoring in Painting and proceeded with Master of Fine Arts. She worked as a freelance visual artist, designer, and art tutor who did commissioned work and even managed her own boutique and art studios. She was an art instructor and facilitator in elementary and high schools who also conducted special programs and workshops for all levels of students. Her last stint as a professor was in Mapua Institute of Technology teaching monochromatic freehand drawing, illustration and so on. Her former mentor and art collector, Dr. Mendez in fact believed in her talent so much that he bought most of her works while still residing in Manila whom she met last 2009.

It is in 2011, she spread her wings further and left for Vietnam. Her Vietnam art journey began when Jensen joined the Vin Space, Trung Khuyen Nhac, and Saigon South International School as a part-time art teacher to kids and adults.

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Browsing from her iPhoto…this was taken few years ago. This is when she got really emotional. Looking back at those defining moments that lead her to where she is now and saying, what if? Will her journey still be the same if she didn’t take that chance?.. – caption via Facebook.

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Jensen’s first international art-solo-show in Vietnam titled “Twenty-Seven.”

Her successes and activities all bulleted as there are too many—a global Pinay success story.  God knows where she will be a few years from now. Truly a multi-gifted artist, designer, and organizer of art.

JENSEN’S ART JOURNEY IN VIETNAM:

  • She stunned the local Filipino and international community in Saigon by conducting her first international solo exhibit just a month after she arrived. Her exhibition “Twenty-Seven” was held at the Kinh Bac Restaurant and Gallery. The event was a success and was attended by more than a hundred people on opening night—unforeseen for an artist new to Vietnam.
  • When she joined The American School of Vietnam (TAS) as a faculty member in July of the same year, she showed more of her genius creativity as a designer who makes women’s accessories, clothes. She led two outstanding fashion shows and her Avant Garde Collection of wearable art pieces which is made of recyclable materials impressed the crowd all together.
  • The multi-faceted Jensen was also involved in theatre and school play productions who directed the set and props design team. As an art teacher, she also trained some of her young students for art competitions and because of her guided teachings: one of her 4th grade students won an over-all championship award out of more than 2000 entries.
  • Due to “La Vita e la morte” art exhibition of International Artists in Boomerang Bistro Saigon (last July 2012), she was introduced to more charitable work. This helped her fulfill her goals of reaching out to the less fortunate. She even donated some of her paintings for auction and taught art to disadvantage kids who are afflicted with HIV to benefit the SMILE Group Charity.
  • During that year, Jensen did not stop. She even helped promote Filipino art and culture internationally by organizing an art exhibition for emerging Filipino artists for the celebration of Philippine Independence. The exhibit entitled, “PinoyAko (I’m a Filipino)” was attended by 30 artists who flew to Vietnam last June of 2012 to showcase incomparable works of art done by our own Filipino talents. All art works were shown in different venues and local and international dignitaries attended the affair: Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, The Equatorial Hotel Saigon, and Intercontinental Hotel Saigon. The exhibition was featured in English Magazines and websites throughout Vietnam.
  • Summer of 2012, Jensen flew back to the Philippines for the “Figuras 5” painting exhibition where she painted Ms. Philippines World, Ms. Daisy Reyes, on a 6×8 foot canvas.” (The girl in the middle)
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Portrait of Councilor Daisy Reyes-Ms. Philippines World, 6×8 ft. oil on canvas. “In a world where beauty is not all it takes” FIGURAS 5 Art Exhibition,Mendez Big&Small Art Gallery – caption via Facebook.

  • Upon her return to Saigon, she had the privilege to work with Ms. Hoang My Vu, Ms. Vietnam World 2012. Her masterful portrait of the beauty queen was exhibited at the Philippines-Vietnam Music and Art Show for business and friendship at Hard Rock Café in Saigon. Once again, the art event was well attended by local and Filipino dignitaries including her subject, Ms. Vietnam World, Hoang My Vu.
  • Jensen Moreno finds fulfillment in teaching young minds all she knows about art and to encourage young people to fulfill their creative potential. She also finds equally satisfying producing her own artworks. Oil is her medium of choice and although she focuses on seascapes and abstract paintings but it is in portraiture, she found her niche.
  • During her second year at TAS, she taught elective art courses for the high school students and was the organizer in their very first art exhibition which was held in downtown Ho Chi Minh City—a painting auction and performance art was also held at the event.
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“THIRTY-ONE”, Jensen Moreno’s 2nd international solo show will reveal her newest collection of paintings in Beijing, China on March 21st, Taipei on April 1st, and lastly, Cambodia on July 1st 2015.

JENSEN’S ART JOURNEY IN CHINA

Her passion for teaching and creating art continues in China when she moved on 2013. Her interest in organizing art shows will never stop—as it is in her heart.

  • She continued were she taught PYP visual art teacher at the Guangdong Country Garden School.
  • And while in Foshan, Jensen got into film making. She did a little bit of acting and production designing. For the acting part, she learned how to drive a motorbike somewhat precariously. The first short film entitled, “Rumble in the Bronx” was shown as an entry to Swede Fest 2013 in Fresno, California. She then, participated with two more short films, both were Christmas themed.
  • Jensen also joined forces with the music and art teachers at the school for school music and art show entitled, “The Meeting.”
  • After her stint in Guangdong, Jensen moved to Beijing to become a visual art teacher for Upper elementary at the Beijing International Bilingual Academy.
  • Being in a new environment inspires and motivates her to be her best. She became more involved at her church and also recently organized a performance art event with students from different international schools in Beijing.
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Congratulations BIBA ARTISTS for winning one of the Honor Awards out of hundreds of entries!!! Way to go my dear students! – caption via Facebook.

  • After the success of her first one-woman show in Vietnam, “THIRTY-ONE”, Jensen Moreno’s 2nd international solo show will reveal her newest collection of paintings in Beijing, China on March 21st, Taipei on April 1st, and lastly, Cambodia on July 1st
  • At the moment, Jensen is enjoying her life as an art teacher. She enjoys creating artworks for art competitions, and exhibiting students’ artworks. She looks forward to spending wonderful years in China both in teaching and creating art.
  • “Her world is the art class, her class is the art world, and her art is world class.” INDEED!
Jensen Moreno, Artist, Painter, Art Teacher, Art Instructor, Designer, Art Organizer, Art Journey, Art Profile, Art Show, Filipina Artist, Global Pinay, Philippines

Life in Beijing is brilliant.

Article Source by Jonathan Bar-On, Author and Teacher at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

All images provided by the artist.