Browsing through Facebook updates, I bumped into a post about Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum holding a workshop for soil painting. I am no artist, but I love seeing different kinds and forms of art . I remember back in my first year as a student writer in college, I interviewed an artist who used mud for his works. Some of them on shirts, some of them on some canvass that I’ve seen hanging on his studio’s walls. And in the eyes of the not-so-child then, it was amazing.
Going back, I discovered that the soil painting workshop was a part of the event called Huning Lumad (native sound): A Talaandig Exhibit and a Series of Performance and Soil Painting Workshops. This is in celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month. Pardon me for the ignorance, but I never knew there was such thing as an Indigenous People’s Month. And thank God for my ignorance, now, I am but thrilled to witness an extraordinary occasion.
The JRG Halad museum will feature the Talaandig Indigenous Community Artists. The Talaandig is one of the seven major indigenous groups in Bukidnon (please do visist www.talaandigsite.blogspot.com) and they are going to share parts of their undying culture of art and music. Aside from soil painting, there are going to be Instrument Playing Workshop and Performance Workshop.
The instrument playing is also another thing I am excited about. A friend of mine used to bring a kubing in school and played it mindlessly and another new friend also said she was a part of a performing group that played native musical instruments.
Huning Lumad will be at the Halad Museum itself located at V. Gullas (Manalili) cor D. Jakosalems St. (the former office of The Freeman, near the University of the Visayas Main Campus).
Soil painting workshop registration is at PhP500 for students and teachers and PhP650 for the others (until October 25). On-site registration will be at PhP600 for students/teachers and PhP800 for others.
Instrument playing registration is for PhP200 but will be at PhP150 only until October 25. Those are pretty affordable for a very valuable experience of getting in touch with your native roots.
Soil Painting Workshop
Saturday, 27 October 2012 at 9:00am
Sunday, 28 October 2012 at 2:00pm
Instrument Playing Workshop
Saturday, 27 October 2012 at 2:00pm
Sunday, 28 October 2012 at 5:00pm
Very special thanks to Ms. Audrey Tomada, Director of the JRG Halad Museum for the details about Huning Lumad: A Talaandig Exhibit and a Series of Performance and Soil Painting Workshops she provided. Meanwhile, please visit and LIKE the Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum Facebook page here