Friday, May 25, 2007

14th Pundaquit Festival at CASA San Miguel

My good friend Rene "Ren" Salovsa III gave me the lowdown regarding the 14th Pundquit Festival (which he got from another good friend, Bernie Gregorio) and requested i pass it on.

The 14th Pundaquit Festcval of the CASA San Miguel Foundation in San Antonio, Zambales takes place May 26. The festival will feature exhibits and concerts from grantees and scholars as part of its mission of nurturing artistic excellence in the rural community. The event is also in observance of the 2nd death anniversary of Ricardo K. Bolipata, A founding member and patron of CASA San Miguel.At 6pm of May 26, 16-year-old violinist Joseph Valdes takes center stage in a recital which will be held at the Ramon Corpus Hall with Ruth Quinones.
On May 27, CASA San Miguel will luanch an exhibit by grantees and resident artists at Siemens Hall. On exhibit are the latest artworks of Plet Bolipata, fresh from her residency grant at the Vermont Art Center, Carlo Gabuco, Jan Leeroy New, Zaniel Mariano, Brendale Tadeo and Don Salubayba.

The launch will be followed by a concert by the scholars and grantees of CASA San Miguel with the special participation of the Makiling Ensemble, a musical group from the Phil. High School for the Arts in Los Banos.The Pundaquit Festival begain in 1994 with the beleif that it promotes slef-esteem and positive attitude towards work, family and community.All events are free to the public, with the support of Siemens, the Citigroup Foudnation of New York and Wyeth Philippines.

Call 933-23-92 and 903-86-57 for details.