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I remember a time and space When we all would raise, raise, raise Our voices ’til we’ve made A change, a change -Great Escapes, Rizza Cabrera

A mob of artists raised their voices in front of the UP Vargas Museum last November 16, 2014. Instead of shouting they made themselves heard [and seen] through their art. The Sangviaje artist collective (John Paul Antido, Daniel Aligaen, Jaypee Samson, Edrick Daniel, Guerrero Habulan, Dennis Fortozo, Joven Mansit, Reynaldo Samson Jr.) shared their thoughts on the environment through mural painting, while singer-song writer Rizza Cabrera performed her original songs.

This event was presented CANVAS, Project Bakawan and the UP Vargas Museum. This activity is part of the build-up activities for the Project Bakawan Art Festival set on February 2015 in the UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City.

This public art project was made possible in part by generous support from the Panta Rhea Foundation.

Project Bakawan and the UP Vargas Museum staged another mob mural activity last November 30, 2014. This time, two artist groups created two murals, each one presenting their views on issues on the environment. The first group of artists are composed of two young artist collectives: Studio 1616 (Keb Cerda, Dale Erispe, John Marin, Roy Rosatase) + The Working Animals (TWA) (Emard Canedo, Ronson Culibrina). They painted a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Filipino practice of “Bayanihan”.

The second group of artists included Jonathan Joven, Dennis Campos, Aze Ong, Buds Convocar, Buddy Ching, Norlie Meimban, Joseph Ablay, Rommel Toledo and Simkin De Pio. This mixed group of figurative and abstract painters, air brush artist and [soft] sculptress combined their different media and techniques in creating a mural on education and the environment.

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