Hunyo 29, 2011 ni theairprince
Last May 28, I joined with some School of Multimedia Arts of Asia Pacific College students/Bahay Bombilya (its org) under Sir Paolo Paredes (adviser) at Tuklas Sining sa Reposo event in Bel-Air, Makati City. The event was organized by the City of Makati Government as well as LRI Design Plaza (a very familiar for APC students kasi madalas dun ginaganap yung art exhibits), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and SM Development Corporation.
Tuklas Sining sa Reposo is an annual arts-music-culture festival formed by Grupo Reposo to showcase the flourishing Pinoy talent and creativity, making the Reposo/Nicanor Garcia Street as its venue.
Nakita ko yung invitation through Kai Siquian, one of the students. Nagpost siya sa Facebook na kung sino gusto sumali sa isang street wall painting. I was intrigued that I asked kung pwede ang alumni and fortunately pwede pala. The group had a meeting but I was unable to attend so I asked for the details. I just went to the location as soon as I learned the details. It so happened that I know the place because 1) alam ko yung LRI Plaza, 2) it’s near the office that I was going to apply for/where I am working right now. Nakarating ako mga around 11 AM and the weather was kinda bad so there were tents setup on the street. Kahit maulan, natuloy pa rin yung event.
Here are some of the photos during that day:
I caught a glimpse of talk-of the-town street wall painting across EDSA Magallanes/Mantrade. Too bad nasa wrong side ako kaya I wasn’t able to take a full photo. Plus, mabilis yung takbo ng aircon bus (at kelangan pa bang i-emphasize na aircon bus ang sinakyan ko? :D)
The main venue of Tuklas Sining sa Reposo; in front of LRI Plaza kung saan madalas mag-exhibit ang APC SoMA students, so I’m familiar with the place. The traffic alternate route was made behind LRI since the event occupied the street (see the red signs). At syempre… may media sponsors… kaya panay ngiti namin sa camera. Joke :D.
APC SoMA students/Bahay Bombilya started the graffiti with stenciling. Promise, medyo stressful kasi mahirap i-tantsa yung traces. Plus, a slight movement on the projection could kill the pattern entriely (which it really happened). Then after stenciling, we painted the patterns/spaces according to color coding. Para kaming nagkukulay ng malaking coloring book 🙂
The weapons of choice, sponsored by the event. Dahil sa dami ng gamit (paint, paint brushes, tapes, sprayers, etc), pwedeng iuwi haha! Naalala ko tuloy si Austin (yung isang student): napilitan siyang iuwi yung ibang natirang mga gamit after nung event. Tapos naglolokohan kung sino ang kumuha nung isang spray bottle kasi nawawala yung isa raw… nung naglalakad kami pauwi sa Buendia, accidentally napigtal yung plactic container na dala ni Austin. So he placed some of the items in the bag, and nakita namin yung isang spray bottle. Ayun, dinala namin siya sa presinto para magpaliwanag. Joke :D.
Hindi ko makakalimutan ito. I made my first stupid accident that day. As soon as I arrived, I volunteered to fix and move the things closer to our tent since it started to rain hard. Nagligpit ako ng mga kalat… then it turned out na nagkalat pa lalo ako haha! I accidentally knocked off a paint bucket. Grabe talaga as in nagpanic ako then napahiya :D. Pero the show must go on kaya niligpit ko naman. Good thing acrylic yung paint kundi baka mapilitan akong gawing newly painted basketball court yung isang part ng Reposo street 😀
Sir Pao with the heavy duty blow gun. Nope, not a hair blower substitute. Baka masunog pa ang buhok mo :D. Since we were having hard time how to speed up the painting pace because of the bad weather, our team used this to make the paint dry.
Some Bahay Bombilya peeps working on the topmost part of the wall. At nag special request pa kami ng scaffolding para ma-reach namin yung tuktok. Kulang na lang talaga kami ng construction worker attire at pwede na kami magtrabaho sa SMDC, tagapintura ng mga condo units hehe :D.
By around 7, nagpapanic na kami kasi we were not yet done eh malapit na matapos yung program nearby. The festival also had stageplays, dances, and music performances. May point na halos kinakanta eh old songs (mga 50 to 80s) kaya inaasar ako na kapanahunan ko raw yun. Excuse me, 90s ako, joke 😀 We also spotted Noel Cabangon who performed really great and Mr. John Santos who did a comic skit of Miss Armida Siguion Reyna.
Saktong natapos na yung event at nagliligpit na yung maintenance crew, natapos rin namin yung graffiti art by 9 PM :D. Pero as soon as we finished it, we couldn’t ourselves being marveled by the output. Kaw ba naman, walang tigil sa pagpipinta at mabasa ng ulan kahit may tent na, di ka pa rin ba masisiyahan? Napwi rin ang pagod at gutom nung nasilayan namin yung entire wall… pero syempre bumalik yung gutom at pagod namin nung paalis na kami :D.
Our Jazz-inspired art wall for SMDC. Done at 9 PM. Ganda no? Sorry, not for sale :).
You can check photos from Bridge Events here.
Thank you again to Bahay Bombilya officers and members, to Nino Reantaso (Bahay Bombilya President),and to Sir Pao Paredes. At least na-enjoy ko ang last weeks of summer vacation ko and kahit graduate na ako, I was still invited to join. I feel honored to be part of this promising and cool project. We deserve to have our potential be recognized outside school. Sana next time may mga susunod na ganitong mga events kasi super saya and I had chance to meet new people….. alanganing new animals, di ba? Kudos!