Artletics goes to Antipolo


Artist and cultural workers gathered in Antipolo City, Rizal on December 13-14, 2016 for Artletics 2016 -- the annual sports and wellness event promoting the well-being of the art community.

With theme “Tayo na sa Antipolo,” the seventh Artletics took place in the primary locations of Rizal’s provincial capital: the Ynares Stadium, Cloud 9 Resort and the contemporary art space Pinto Art Museum. Antipolo City is recognized as one of Southern Tagalog region’s major art hubs, being home to numerous local artists and the Pinto Art Museum.

The resource speaker of the seventh Artletics is none other than the owner of the Pinto Art Museum, Dr. Joven Cuanang. He gave an inspirational talk and narrated how he how became involved in the art scene. Dr. Cuanang is a neurologist, teacher, and a former dean of the College of Medicine of the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC). In his talk, he stated that having art in his life has kept him “sane.”

After the discussions, he gave a tour of his collections in the Pinto Museum.

Of course, there are sports activities too. Artists engaged in various sporting events. They had competitive matches in ball games and ping-pong inside the Ynares Sports Center, a 50,000-square meter indoor sporting area. The artists also played a friendly match against the staff of the Pinto Art Museum.

Artletics, Inc. organized Artletics 2016 with Antipolo-based artists Othoniel Neri and Jonathan Joven who chaired the event. It is co-sponsored by the Antipolo City Government and the City Tourism Office and supported by Art Cube, Art Verite, Cloud 9 Resort, Pinto Art Museum, and Rain or Shine.