Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dolls for a cause by Philippine contemporary artists

Dolls for a cause by Philippine contemporary artists
Manikako doll fair and auction on February 16-23 at the Podium

We invite you to be a part of Manikako, Future Ko! A Fund-Raising
Doll Fair at The Podium Activity Center along 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas
Center, Mandaluyong City., February 16 to 23, 2008. The proceeds of
the event will fund free doll-making workshops for underprivileged
kids conducted by the House of Comfort Art Network (ARTHOC).

The week-long fair will open with a "loud auction" conducted by
artist/critic Cid Reyes on February 16, 6pm with TV personality Tintin
Bersola Babao as program host.

Doll-making workshops will be held daily at the fair, led by a wide
variety of groups such as : ManikaManila, avid collectors of
ball-jointed dolls; Mistula, concept doll band; Pilipinas Street
talented grafitti artists; Sewing Circle, needlepoint craft
enthusiasts; Creatives from Y & R Philippines; Superficial Girls; and,
INK or Illustrador ng Kabataan whose works breathe life into Filipino
children's literature. (Do it yourself) doll manikako kits and other
manikako products will be available for sale during the event.

Capping the week is Salamat sa'yo, Manikako!, a thanksgiving
celebration featuring musicians like Moonstar88, Joey Ayala, Susan
Fernandez Magno, Ciudad and the multiawarded performance poet, Vim
Nadera, among others.

Almost a hundred dolls created by noted visual artists, singers,
composers, dancers, photographers and cultural workers, including
those by National Artist Abdulmari Imao and senior artist Mauro Malang
Santos will be exhibited and auctioned off throughout the fair.
Participating artists include Leo Abaya, Mike Achevido, Cynthia
Alexander, Willie Alicdan, Yasmin Almonte, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa,
Edda Amonoy, John Paul Antido, Marcel Antonio, Ral Arrogante, Pandy
Aviado, Joey Ayala, Pablo Baensantos, Mara Bernaldo, Joan Bitangcol,
Plet Bolipata, Remy Boquiren, Elmer Borlongan, Alan Cabalfin, Benjie
Cabangis, Noel Cabangon, Angel Cacnio, Michael Cacnio, Imelda
Cajipe-Endaya, Bong Callao, Bea Camacho, Susan Canoy, Rafael del
Casal, Rey Paz Contreras, Tala Contreras, Daniel Coquilla, Chie Cruz,
Noel Cuison, Aba Dalena, June Dalisay, Ginny Dandan, Nadya Melina
David, Antipas Delotavo, Romina Diaz, Neil Doloricon, Noell El Farol,
Gigi Escalante, Bob Feleo, Egai Fernandez, Karen Flores, Nonoy
Froilan, Esther Garcia, Gian Gianan, Gino Gonzales, Guerrero Habulan,
Sid Hildawa, Grace Imao, Juan Sajid Imao, Toym Imao, Ferdie Jingco,
Lett Jingco, Tiffany Jingco, Katwo, Prudencio Lammaroza, Lilia Lao,
Glo Tenza-Lava, Lao Lianben, Bing Libatique, Lenore Lim, Margarita
Lim, Tita Lim, Alfredo Liongoren, Julie Lluch, Jojo Lofranco, Athena
Lopez, Noli Manalang, Baidy Mendoza, Ferdie Montemayor, Peter Mutuc,
Teresita Narciso, Wawi Navarroza, Romulo Olazo, Jim Orencio, Gabie
Osorio, Vincent Padilla, Gapas, Mario Parial, Mikel Parial, Mervy
Pueblo, Alma Quinto, Ton Raymundo, Jucar Raquepo, Roberto Ma. Robles,
Riza Romero, Jose Tence Ruiz, Rovi Salegumba, Jaypee Samson, Julio
Samson, Soler Santos, Ching Abad Santos, Mia Singson, Sharon See,
Sherwin Tan, Kitty Taniguchi, Lia Torralba, Cez Nunez-Uhing,
Clairelynn Uy, Rosel Valenzuela, Brian Vallesteros, Anna Varona, Lydia
Velasco, Edna Vida, Kris Villanueva, Liv Vinluan, and Nestor Vinluan.

Manikako, Future Ko! is a collaboration of ARTHOC, a non-stock,
non-profit organization that believes in the power of art to comfort
the needy and the afflicted and its fund-raising arm MANIKAKO,
Liongoren Gallery, The Podium, Y & R Philippines and Britania Art

ARTHOC and Manikako have been conducting doll workshops with
out-of-school youth in Naga city, typhoon Reming survivors in Albay,
among the wards of SOS village in Ayala Alabang, and among children
from slum communities in Cubao, Project 2, and Payatas in Quezon City.

Other projects by ARTHOC include workshops such as the "House of
Comfort Art Project" and "Malaya Ka Ba? Freedom Quilt" which yielded
handcrafted textile pieces created by participants from various
communities throughout the Philippines. For inquiries, please call
9124319 or log on to and


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