Archive for July, 2007

July 29, The Living Room

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Living Room directors Carlos Celdran and Denis Lagdameo hosted an evening salon for Galleon Trade artists to present and discuss their work. Carlos Celdran interviewed artists and moderated discussion at a social event that went on until late.


Greeting arriving guests


Johanna Poethig and Al Manalo


Al Manalo and Zoe, front row



Writers Claire Light and Zack Linmark


Carlos Celdran, stirring it up in discussion


Bogart helps Christine celebrate her belated birthday


Photographer Juan Caguicla taking the group pic


Juan’s photo of the Living Room latenight crew

July 28, Mag:net Katipunan

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The 3rd of the 3 Galleon Trade exhibitions opened at Mag:net Katipunan on Saturday, featuring artists Johanna Poethig, Rick Godinez, Gina Osterloh, Julio Cesar Morales, Jaime Cortez, and Eliza Barrios. There was an afternoon “Artgrill”, an artist presentation with Q & A in the Mag:net cafe upstairs.


Entrance to Mag:net Katipunan


Gina Osterloh and Reanne Estrada with Mr Roberto Chabet


Director of Mag:net, artist Rock Drilon introducing “ArtGrill”


Gina Osterloh, presenting during ArtGrill


Gerry Tan, grilling away


Mom Leony Barrios with Eliza Barrios


Chris Brown performing experimental music


Galleon Trade gallery view at Mag:net Katipunan


Julio Cesar Morales’ video and vinyl piece at Katipunan



Johanna Poethig’s work at Mag:net Katipunan


Gina Osterloh


Jaime Cortez



Eliza Barrios’ work in the CR Gallery at Katipunan


Artists Mike Arcega and Yason Banal


Artists toast at the end of the Katipunan opening

July 27, Ateneo University

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Ateneo de Manila University hosted another roundtable discussion on “Old Routes, New Exchanges: Building a Transnational Dialogue in Arts-Making, Arts-Exchange, and Critical Discourse”. This event was presented by the “Kritika Kultura” lecture series, the Department of English, and the Ateneo Fine Arts Program, and organized by Lucy Burns and Oscar Campomanes.

Opening remarks were given by Professor Mary Thomas of the Department of English, introductions were made by professor Oscar Campomanes, also of the Department of English. The discussion was moderated by Miguel Lizada, assistant managing editor of Kritika Kultura, and closing remarks were presented by Dr Jovino Miroy, OIC of the Fine Arts Program.

Participants in the roundtable discussion were Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade’s organizer, Professor Eric Reyes, scholar-participant from Cal State Fullerton, Norberto Peewee Roldan, director of Green Papaya Art Projects, Johanna Poethig, Galleon Trade artist, and Stephanie Syjuco, Galleon Trade artist.


Professor Campomanes introducing everyone


Wofford speaking


Ateneo students


Peewee Roldan

July 26, Green Papaya Art Projects

Monday, July 30th, 2007

July 26 was the 2nd of the 3 Galleon Trade art openings. Green Papaya Art Projects, run by artist Norberto “Peewee” Roldan, hosted works by Mike Arcega, Reanne Estrada, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Christine Wong Yap.


Arriving at Green Papaya


entryway to Green Papaya


Megan Wilson with painters, working throughout the opening on her project


Megan painting


Manuel Ocampo and Peewee Roldan


Examining Reanne Estrada’s work


Christine Wong Yap’s “Regalos” project


Reanne Estrada’s “Tenuous (Tentatively Titled)” tape project


Mike Arcega and family


Stephanie Syjuco’s “Counterfeit Crochet” project for Green Papaya



Christine Wong Yap and Denis Lagdameo


Joaquin contemplating counterfeit conspiracies


Mike Arcega’s “Fantasy Island”


Karla Louie and Lena Cobangbang


The crew outside of Green Papaya towards the end of the opening

July 25

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

UST (Pontifical University of Santo Tomas) hosted “Old Routes, New Exchanges: Towards a Transnational Critical Dialogue on Arts-Making, Arts-Exchange, and Arts-Engagement,” a roundtable discussion featuring Lucy Burns, Jaime Cortez, Jenifer Wofford and Megan Wilson of Galleon Trade, with Lito Zulueta of UST and May Datuin of UP Diliman.

The invocation by Professor Nerisa Guevara was given in dance form, and opening remarks and introductions were provided by Professors Ferdinand Lopez, Ralph Galan, Joyce Ariola, and Oscar V. Campomanes.



Burns, Wofford, Cortez, Zulueta, Wilson, Datuin


Lucy Burns


Professor May Datuin, Jenifer Wofford

After the panel discussion, UST hosted a wonderful merienda reception for panel participants and other members of the Galleon Trade barkada, and then took us out for dinner at Cafe Adriatico, as well:

Galleon Trade scholar Eric Reyes


Galleon Trade artists Jaime Cortez and Gina Osterloh


At Cafe Adriatico with lots of very smart people

Another, smarter Galleon Trade blog

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Please check out writer Claire Light’s blog posts about Galleon Trade and Manila. Claire is Galleon Trade’s embedded reporter/blogger: we’re honored that she decided to come along for the ride.


Manila, July 22-24

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007


July 22nd, welcome dinner hosted by Peewee Roldan and Green Papaya Art Projects



Installing Enrique Chagoya’s and Rick Godinez’ works at The Wall, Mag:net The Fort


Galleon Trade at dinner in Malate, July 23



Mike Arcega and Reanne Estrada preparing their works for Green Papaya



Opening reception at The Wall, July 24


Reanne and Christine, contemplating art


Tengal, performing their amazing 90 minute, 9-suite experimental epic at Mag:net

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Galleon Trade Exhibitions and Events

Mag:net Galleries and Green Papaya Art Projects are pleased to announce Galleon Trade, a series of exhibitions and events focusing on the connections between the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade. Its organizers are artist Jenifer K. Wofford and scholar Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns.

The Galleon Trade project begins in Manila, and continues with reciprocal projects in San Francisco and Mexico in 2008 and 2009. The Manila exhibitions feature 12 innovative California-based artists Stephanie Syjuco, Julio Morales, Christine Wong Yap, Megan Wilson, Jaime Cortez, Johanna Poethig, Eliza Barrios, Reanne Estrada, Mike Arcega, Gina Osterloh, Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya.

Exhibitions and Events:
Galleon Trade is 3 overlapping art exhibitions held at Mag:net Café High Street, Green Papaya Art Projects, and Mag:net Katipunan. It is also 2 university roundtable discussions at Ateneo and University of Santo Tomas, and one informal evening “salon” at The Living Room. Jenifer Wofford has organized the exhibitions, Lucy Burns has organized the discussions, and Carlos Celdran is hosting the final salon.

As the deepest forms of exchange happen person-to-person, 9 of the artists, as well as 2 scholars and 1 writer have come to Manila for these exhibitions as well. Organizer Jenifer Wofford, artists Michael Arcega, Eliza Barrios, Jaime Cortez, Reanne Estrada, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, Christine Wong Yap, scholars Lucy Burns and Eric Reyes, and writer Claire Light are all coming from California for Galleon Trade.

Contact Information:
Regarding exhibitions and Living Room event:
Jenifer Wofford, mobile: 09156431076

Regarding UST and Ateneo university lectures:
Lucy Burns, mobile: 09104831218

Green Papaya:
Living Room:

Mag:net Café High Street
Exhibition 24 July-11 Aug
reception Tuesday, 24 July 7pm on
The Fort, B:3 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Work by artists Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya, plus supplementary text and images about the Galleon Trade project. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Gina Osterloh.

Green Papaya Art Projects
Exhibition 26 July-14 Aug
reception Thursday, 26 July 7 pm on
124a Maginhawa St, UP Teachers Village East, Diliman, QC

Work by artists Michael Arcega, Reanne Estrada, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Christine Wong Yap. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance.

Mag:net Katipunan
Exhibition 28 July-16 Aug
Reception Saturday, 28 July 7 pm on
AGCOR bldng, 335 Katipunan Ave, QC

Work by artists Jaime Cortez, Julio Morales, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, and Eliza Barrios. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Jaime Cortez

University of Santo Tomas
Wednesday, 25 July. 3-6 p.m.
Faculty of Engineering Conference Hall
Sponsors: Filipino American Writers & Scholars Lecture Series, Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, with UST VARSITARIAN.

Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Lucy Burns, scholar-participant, UCLA; May Datuin, scholar-participant, UP-Diliman; Megan Wilson, artist-participant; Jaime Cortez, artist-participant; and Lito Zulueta, writer/editor, Philippine Inquirer.

Ateneo de Manila University
Friday, July 27, Friday. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Science Education Complex SEC C Lec Hall#3/SEC 201
Sponsors: KRITIKA KULTURA Lecture Series and by the Ateneo Fine Arts Program.

Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, California State University at Fullerton; Norberto Roldan, artist-curator, Green Papaya Arts Projects; Johanna Poethig, artist-participant; Stephanie Syjuco, artist-participant.

These discussions are co-coordinated with Professor Oscar Campomanes, of Ateneo de Manila University. The ARTERY-MANILA is also a co-sponsor of these roundtable sessions.

The Living Room
Sunday, July 29, 6:00 p.m-10:00
1991 MH Del Pilar, Unit 24, Malate
*Limited space, please RSVP for this event.

Participants: Carlos Celdran and Denis Lagdameo, Living Room hosts, Romeo Candido, film-maker, Gina Osterloh, Mike Arcega, Johanna Poethig, Reanne Estrada, Christine Wong Yap, Eliza Barrios, Stephanie Syjuco, Galleon Trade artists, Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer, Lucy Burns, Galleon Trade organizer, Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, Claire Light, writer.

Sailing into port..

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

It’s finally here! Three Galleon Traders already in Manila, many many more to come…stay tuned!


Ship Launch! Pics

Thursday, July 5th, 2007


Clam, CousinAndy, Karina


Patrick and Thea, hobnobbing


Pedro being Pedro


auction gallery


syjuco and wilson being cute at check-in


Hi. I’m Julie! I’ll be your cruise director tonight…


Anne breaking it down for the kids, Berkeley-style


Karolo in the gallery after dark


Husky, foreground, Woff, Ricci, background