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Tribung Kawayan 2011 painting

Kularts 2011 Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp
July 4-19, 2011
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
375 7th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

KULARTS' 2011 Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp, in partnership with FEC Galing Bata Summer Program, offered interdisciplinary classes in music, painting, and eco arts (environmental awareness) to incoming 3rd - 7th grade students.

Instructor Bios

Lenny San Jose, Music
Lenny is an educator and musician who teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, and voice. He performs with Ron Quesada, Kawayan Folk Arts, his own LPG—League of Pogi Gentlemen, The Bob and Lenny Show, and Ukulenny (www.ukulenny.com). A multi-instrumentalist, he was sound designer for Aimee Suzara’s History of the Body, musician and chorus member for Joi Barrios' Piketlayn Cantata, and performed with the Alleluia Panis Dance Theater in Ibig-Pulse of Desire, Hallidie Plaza, 2010 SF Parol Lantern Festival as well as several Bay Area musical productions.  Lenny received his B.A. in music with a theater minor from UC Berkeley in 2008, and will receive his California Teaching Credential for Music at the close of summer 2011.  He is currently a member of the vocal faculty at Oakland School For The Arts in Downtown Oakland, teaching middle school and high school choirs and music theory.

Angela Angel, Eco Arts
A multi-disciplinary storyteller, art maker, and community worker, Angela has spent the last ten years focused on documentary photography and writing.  Life itself has been her medium, manifesting in her work as a mixed-media visual artist, textile crafter, and mastery of the art/science of place-based gardening/farming or what is referred to as permaculture.  Angela has exhibited and performed across the country and belongs to local art-activists collectives.  Her most recent work, together with painter, Robin David of Bulan Adi Ko (My Sister Moon Collective) explores global issues through neo-realism within still art.  Angela also runs Nature As Muse, a craft business and design collective dedicated to using sustainable materials. She is currently studying Sustainable Design in Berkeley and is a trainer for Movement Generation-Justice & Ecology Project. 

Holly Calica, Painting
Holly is a third generation Pin@y who teaches art to children in the SFUSD. She studies and performs the music and dance of traditional Philippine, African, and African Diaspora dances of the Caribbean and Brazil. As a visual artist, she studies traditional and contemporary arts locally and abroad. She uses her artwork as a means to educate, to support tribal arts and culture from being disrupted by the global market, and to express her evolving spirituality. She has exhibited widely in the San Francisco Bay Area primarily as a painter and printmaker, but has also worked collaboratively on installations.  CALYX: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, CALYX’s Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas and “Maganda” Magazine published her art and poetry. She was a 2006 Fulbright-Hays fellow in the Philippines and 2008 Teachers Fund Fellow. She currently works with DIWA and J-Town Arts.


KULAYAN
A Kularts Visual Arts Program

May - Nov 2010
Filipino Community Center

4681 Mission St (@ Persia) SF CA 94112

Instructors:
James gaNyan Garcia
Christopher De Leon

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In partnership with the Filipino Commuity Center, the Kulayan visual arts program provided art workshops aimed at, but not limited to Pilipino and Pilipino-Americans. The curriculum explored issues of identity, the role of art in activism and community, and learning the skills to create successful art works individually, and in a group. Worksop sessions included a survey of Pilipino Art History and Contemporary Art, and also an in-depth exploration of Pilipino myths and legends. Participants' art work was displayed at the Filipino Community Center, at FCC's Monthly In Progress Open Mic Sessions at Cafe Mama on Mission St., and at the Bayanihan Community Center!

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Instructor Bios

James Garcia, also known as gaNyan in the art world, graduated in 2002 with a BA in Art from SFSU. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions all over the United States and the Philippines. Known primarily as a "character" artist, he blends narratives from his cultural, spiritual, sociopolitical beliefs, and observations to create a fantastical world of creatures and beings - juxtaposed in alternate realities and environments. Other than creating gallery works, James has been active in curating exhibitions locally in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Maryland, and recently the Philippines. A big advocate in promoting Filipino visual artists, James has been active in producing Filipino specific exhibitions to explore and celebrate Filipino identity and awareness.

Christopher de Leon, was called to be an artist the first day he picked up a crayon at the young tender age of three. He has since studied at Cal Arts, Art Institute of San Francisco and the Academy Art University. He is armed with a wide variety and knowledge of traditional and non-traditional fine art mediums such as oil, gouache, acrylics and charcoal. He also is well versed in sculpture, character design, storyboarding and graphic design. His love for "street" or urban art has brought him into the urban contemporary gallery and live paint scene here in the Bay Area. Christopher is currently showing at the Lush Life Gallery in the Fillmore, exhibiting a variety of work on the Young Up and Coming wall. He recently exhibited with Filipino artists from the USA, Philippines and Norway in the Tabi Tabi Po show curated by James "gaNyan" Garcia. Labeled as one of the rising stars in the urban art community, Christopher is truly living his dream.

Funded by:  2010 SFAC Arts & Communities Innovative Partnerships Realization Grant

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Kularts 2010 Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp
July 6-27, 2010
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission @ 6th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Thurs, 7/15 10AM-5PM
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
375 7th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Info: info@kularts.org | 415.239.0249

See Our Summer Arts Camp in Action!

VIDEOS (Must have Facebook Profile to View):
Bird Dance with Ate Fides
Massaging Our Carrots with Ate Lisa
Vocal Exercises with Ka Tonilyn
3rd Graders Create Their Own Song!

PHOTOS (Must have Facebook Profile to View):

Week 1
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Ecology Day @ Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
Week 3

Last Day - Party!

KULARTS' 2010 Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp, in partnership with FEC Galing Bata Summer Program, offers interdisciplinary classes in dance, voice, and urban ecology (gardening & cooking) to incoming 3rd - 7th grade students. Artistic Director, Alleluia Panis with artistic staff designed an exciting program based on Pilipino folk stories, covering themes of friendship, challenges, community, and nature. Myths hold universal qualities and themes relevant to life today, and provide students with the opportunity to experience the lives of ancient peoples and to compare their thoughts with people of today. Our goals are: a) to give youth the opportunity to explore dance, creative writing and performance; b) to assist Pilipino youth in a better understanding and articulation of self-identity and Pilipino cultural values within the American context.

This year we developed a new “eco” component of the curriculum focusing on the interconnectivity of environment (physical and social conditions) and cultural identity to introduce youth to connections between food, health, cultural arts and the environment.


2010 Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp Master Artists

Fides Enriquez, Dance
Fides has been a member of the Alleluia Panis Dance Theater since 2003 and has performed in numerous productions directed by Alleluia Panis, including: Heroes with collaborator Maestro Dexter Labonog master of Pilipino Martial Arts (2003); Mutya with Francis Wong & Fil-Am Vet Rondalla (2006); with Magui Moro Master Artists of the Philippines led by master choreographer/composer Faisal Monal (2005, 2006); in Sean San Jose's Tsismis and Pinay Stories (2007); and with the Ifugao Music & Dance Ensemble of Banaue led by Apo Hukita Dulnuan Licyag (2007). She was a founding member of Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble (1992-2002). She trained, conducted ethnographic and dance research with Ramon Obusan in the Philippines. An independent ethnographer, photographer, film documentarian and dancer, Fides is the Executive Director of New Art Media, founder and co-director of Pacific Ethnographic, and teaches Philippine Folk Dance. Fides also directed the musical Love in the Time of Breast Cancer by Gayle Romasanta.

Lisa Juachon, Urban Ecology (Gardening & Cooking)
Lisa brings her love of all things Pin@y and deep respect for the earth to Kularts/Galing Bata's Tribung Kawayan Summer Program. She spent the last 6 years in San Francisco's SoMa Pilipino working on issues of affordable housing, community building and cultural asset preservation. She was formerly the Urban Ecology Teacher for Galing Bata After-School Program (2003), LISC Americorp's Community Development Intern with Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF) and FADF's Bayanihan Community Center Manager. She is now dedicating time to her other loves: metal art, women's health and her children, Anais and Basilio. In a hands-on exploration of where food comes from and Pilipino cuisine, Lisa's goals are to: 1) promote healthy minds, body and spirit; 2) to develop a sense of Pilipino American identity by providing a program where Pilipino practices are central and relevant to students’ everyday American reality; and 3) to provide healthy, culturally relevant, and palatable alternatives to the processed foods many youth are accustomed to. We will visit community gardens and farmers markets, plant perennial and seasonal produce in a permanent garden plot and boxes on site, and cook and prepare healthy snacks based on Pilipino cuisine.

Tonilyn A. Sideco, Voice
Tonilyn is a heartworker, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, performing artist and native San Franciscan. Dedicated to inspiring systemic social change, Toni enjoys breaking people out of their idleness through music, theater, and filmmaking with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project and Shifting Narratives. She shared her queer pilipin@ pride playing the role of Cee in “Translations,” a play that debuted at the 2009 National Queer Arts Festival. Recently, he has performed her original songs at Kularts underCOVER: The Pin@y Edition!, Come Together (a benefit for hate crime survivor, Richmond Jane Doe), Snappy Hour (Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory’s one-month residency at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), and BLISS Weekend (a national annual gathering of women of color and their allies in Palm Springs). Tonilyn’s sound is R&B Pop/Soul, heavily influenced by church hymns, Motown, pop power-divas, and musical theater. She will be performing in Left of Oz, a full-length Broadway style musical comedy playing at Ashby Stage, Berkeley July 2-18th.

Special thanks to Rainbow Grocery for their generous donation to our program!

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SOMA Voices Flier

YOUNG PIN@Y SOMA VOICES CULMINATING EVENT
A READING, FILM SCREENING, AND ZINE LAUNCH by SOMA Pilipin@ Youth!
Sat, Jun 6, 2009, 4PM

SF Public Library (Main Branch)
Latino Community Room

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for this inspiring event. The SOMA Youth were so excited to share their stories with the community and to be honored for their commitment and hard work over the past 5 months.

WE ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT OF THE SOMA VOICES ZINE!

The good news is, if you'd like to purchase your own copy, you may do so at http://kularts.magcloud.com
for $8 plus $1.40 shipping

Young Pin@y SOMA Voices is a 5-month multi-layered storytelling internship for Pilipino youth with a unique knowledge of San Francisco's historically Pilipino South of Market (SOMA) District. Mentored by Pilipino American artists and scholars this project comes to a close at the SF Public Library as the student interns present original written, video, and visual works that vividly re-imagine the world of SOMA, while accurately illustrating the daily complexities of their lives as Pilipino youth.  

Featuring student intern works by:
Sheila Año
Steaven Baldoza
Jaison Jodel Cabebe
Kyrene Gutierrez
Vicente Manuel
Joshua Roa

SOMA Voices Mentors
Patty Cachapero, Creative Writing
RJ Lozada, Film/Video
Dianne Que, Zine

In Partnership with FEC Galing Bata and the SF Public Library
Sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities/California Stories Fund


Kularts 2008 Summer Arts Camp
July 7-23, 2008
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission @ 6th St. San Francisco, CA 94103


KULARTS' 2008 Summer Arts Camp, in partnership with FEC Galing Bata Summer Program, offers interdisciplinary classes in dance, creative writing, music, and crafts to incoming 3rd - 8th grade students. Artistic Director, Alleluia Panis with artistic staff has designed an exciting program based on Pilipino folk stories, covering themes of friendship, challenges, community, and nature. Myths hold universal qualities and themes relevant to life today, and provide students with the opportunity to experience the lives of ancient peoples and to compare their thoughts with people of today. Our goals are: a) to give youth the opportunity to explore dance, creative writing and performance; b) to assist Pilipino youth in a better understanding and articulation of self-identity and Pilipino cultural values within the American context. Master artist-instructors have high expectations for the students, who enjoy the responsibility of creating their final performance piece together.

2008 Summer Arts Camp Master Artists

Patty Cachapero, Creative Writing
Patty is a native San Franciscan who grew up exposed to the works of Pilipino artists such as poets Al Robles and Jessica Hagedorn, choreographer Alleluia Panis and the playwrights Emest Abuba and Linda Faigao-Hall. She trained as a young actor at the American Conservatory Theatre and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and later she studied with the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. She acted in plays for young audiences with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the New Conservatory Theater Center. She wrote and performed the autobiographical monologues “Cinderella” and “Fountain” which were presented at venues such as ODC, La Pena Cultural Center and the Marsh. She earned her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University where she studied the craft of playwriting and poetry. She was a principal writer/actor/director of Tongue in a Mood (TIAM), the former multidisciplinary resident theatre company of Bindlestiff Studio, and past featured artists in the Post Modern Pilipino American Performance Project (POMO) presented by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She earned her M.F.A. in Playwriting from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where her play “MacArthur’s Querida”, based on the life of Isabel Cooper, the teenage Pilipino mistress of General Douglas MacArthur, was produced. Her play “Anak ti Diablo”, a Pil-Am, punk rock dramedy was produced by BIndlestiff Studio. She has taught the craft of playwriting for CalArts, the Kearny Street Workshop, Bindlestiff Studio, the Asian American Theatre Company and the School of the Arts. She teaches writing and tutors students in all subjects at Alvarado Elementary School in San Francisco.

Fides Enriquez, Dance
Fides has been a member of the Alleluia Panis Dance Theater since 2003 and has performed in numerous productions directed by Alleluia Panis, including: Heroes with collaborator Maestro Dexter Labonog master of Pilipino Martial Arts (2003); Mutya with Francis Wong & Fil-Am Vet Rondalla (2006); with Magui Moro Master Artists of the Philippines led by master choreographer/composer Faisal Monal (2005, 2006); in Sean San Jose's Tsismis and Pinay Stories (2007); and with the Ifugao Music & Dance Ensemble of Banaue led by Apo Hukita Dulnuan Licyag (2007). She was a founding member of Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble (1992-2002). She trained, conducted ethnographic and dance research with Ramon Obusan in the Philippines. She teaches Philippine folk dance and directs the Pacific Ethnographic (1998-present).

Dianne Que, Mask/Book-Making
Dianne graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Ethnic Studies. She is an arts enthusiast and community advocate who has been involved with local, national, and international arts and education organizations since 2001. She is currently the Community Outreach Manager for Kularts. As a founding member of Kamay at Puso, she facilitated the development of a Community/Therapy center in the Madapdap Resettlement Center (Pampanga, Philippines) for child victims of toxic waste (2005-2006), where she compiled written and visual documentation of patients and their families. A craftswoman at heart, Dianne has a knack for “making stuff.” She specializes in crochet, paper crafts, book-binding, and crafting from recycled materials. She has sold her products at vendor fairs throughout California.

Dana Nuñez Tonge, Music
She is an accomplished musician in percussion, keyboard and Philippine gong music. She trained with Paul Van Wageningen, John Santos and Eddie Marshall in drums and percussion, Danongan Kalanduyan in Maguindanaon kulintang ensemble, Danilo Kasaw in T’boli blowon gongs. She has performed nationally and internationally with the Kulintang Arts Ensemble, Pearl Ubungen Dance & Music, Jon Jang, Alleluia Panis, Melecio Magdaluyo, Danongan Kalanduyan, among others. She recorded with Kulintang Arts Ensemble, Joey Ayala and John Calloway.

HOW TO SIGN UP
There are two ways to register:

  1. FEC Galing Bata Summer Program is accepting limited number of applications from non-Galing Bata families. Students must attend all activities 5 days per week, from 10:00AM - 5:00PM, and participate in academic lessons, field trips, and other recreational activities. If you would like to register through Galing Bata, please contact Glen Andag at glenjermyn@bayanihancc.org or 415.348.8042 and complete the Registration Form provided by Galing Bata.
    Fee: FREE

  2. Kularts- Students who register through Kularts will only participate in the Kularts portion of the program, on Mon - Wed, from 1-5pm. To register, please download the Kularts Registration Form below and return to Kularts.
    Fee: $75.00 per student. If you have more than one child participating in the program (i.e. siblings), the cost is $50.00 per student. Please make checks payable to KULARTS. No refunds for registration.  »PAY ONLINE

Downloads: »Complete Program Description (PDF)  | »Registration Form (PDF)

Last updated: 2011-08-29 16:33:32


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