In the midst of the epic pandemic lockdown has emerged a new showcase of the best of Philippine Art, unveiled in the pages of the recently launched maiden issue of ART & LIFESTYLE.
The Cover Story is on the business tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, better known as MVP, with a focus on his passion for Philippine art, a commitment to the work of Filipino masters, reflected not only in his personal collection, but in those of the MVP Group of Companies, such as PLDT, Smart, Meralco, and Metro Pacific, Inc.
Secretary of the Department of Tourism Berna Romulo-Puyat shares her views on how DOT aims to achieve a “Better Normal,” a state where tourism is resilient to the test of time.
Other interesting features highlight the culinary art of Margarita Fores, chosen Best Asian Female Chef, 2016, who has recently opened “Lusso” at Greenbelt 5 and “Loggia”, an outdoor restaurant at the Palacio de Memoria along Roxas Blvd.
From an insider’s point of view, Atty. Tonico Manahan, a consultant at the premier auction house, Leon Gallery, offers advice on collecting as an investment. Women empowerment is personified by advertising maven Merlee Jaime who has blazed trails in the advertising industry.
Philippine architecture mourns the loss of Architect Renato Heray, 27th president of the United Architects of the Philippine, who gave ART & LIFESTYLE his last interview. Lourel Develoment Corp. introduces innovative concept designs in landscape and outdoor spaces.
Featured artists are the internationally renowned glass sculptor Ramon Orlina, Migs Villanueva, Roel Obemio, Roger Rishab Tibon, Reynold de la Cruz, Julmard Vicente, Rico Lascano, Chito Ignacio, the couple Hermes and Helena Alegre, the artistic family of Lydia Velasco, Romulo Galicano, and Art Artologist’s “Quartet”, comprised of Dr. Ping Duran, Cid Reyes, Atty. Joy Rojas, and Boysie Villavicencio. Floral art blooms on the canvases of Mary Ann B. Reyes. Galerya Amalia Artists spotlights the next artists to watch.
Blogger and entrepreneur Vince Golangco gives precious advice to interested digital media venturers. Mr. “Our Awesome Planet” himself, Anton Diaz, shouts out to the world that the Philippines is awesome and waiting to be discovered.
The publishers of ART & LIFESTYLE are the couple Cid Reyes and Mary Ann Reyes, with Managing Partner and Editor-in-Chief April Villarta-Manuud. Art direction is by the award-winning, veteran book designer Dopy Doplon.
ART & LIFESTYLE’s maiden issue was launched last December 8, 2021 at the Artologist Gallery, Shangri-La Plaza. Organized by Team Happenings Event Management and hosted by Kay Ching, the event was a success as distinguished guests joined and celebrated the birth of a new print on Philippine Art and Lifestyle.
To get your digital copy, ART & LIFESTYLE is on Magzter! To get your print copy, simply go to ART & LIFESTYLE Facebook and Instagram pages.
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