First time to visit Provenance Art Gallery for “A Renaissance Affair”.
Illuminates by Thirdy Bustamante
“A Renaissance Affair” is a curated exhibit which features twenty Filipino artists. As the name of the exhibit suggests, it showcases Renaissance paintings and even have artifacts dating back from the 1800s.
Valerie Chua is quickly becoming one of my faves
Provenance Art Gallery is at 2nd Level Shangri-La at The Fort in Taguig City. “A Renaissance Affair” runs until the 12th of March 2017.
I promised that I will be visiting as much art galleries and museums in the Philippines. Aside from the fact that museums offer the best backdrop for my OOTD shot and a whole set of interesting photos you can add to your Instagram account, there is something more that a museum offers. I can’t explain it but I feel so serene when visiting one.
The Pinto Art
Before the year of 2015 ended, me and my college friends paid a visit to Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. I been wanting to visit this art gallery-slash-museum for the longest and have to say that it never failed my expectations. More to that, I even wanted to visit more museum, art galleries and art fair this 2016.
My Fave Photo of Me In Pinto Art
Happiness is Walking in a Room Full of Arts
Casually Sitting and Someone Staring At Me
Part of Painting
Follow That Unicorn
Pinto Art Museum is a place where different art (installation, sculpture and painting) are put into exhibition for the eyes of both art enthusiasts and art lovers. You don’t need to be an art expert to enjoy a day trip to this museum. Pinto Art is definitely for everyone.
Growing up, I’m not really the most artsy person in class. Well, to be honest, I hate art classes. For me back then, they are the most boring class that I need to take. I really dont see the sense of taking those classes. Until one day…
I discovered doodles. For me doodle is an art where you just draw anything that comes to your mind. I find doodling as an excuse to work your hands while you are in a class or meeting and you are bored to death. I don’t know but for me whenever I am dead bored in a team meeting, I just doodle and it helps me focus more on what is being discussed.
The art of doodling (If ever we can consider it as an art, nevertheless) is just perfect for me. Simply grab a colored pen and a clean sheet of paper and I can doodle myself out of boredom.
I really wanted to go to some artsy coffee shops for quite some time now but they are not here in Manila nor in my country. I know, I am an east asian junkie (but hey, Philippines can be sometime be considered East Asia ~ am I right?), and whenever I watch those Japanese or Korean lifestyle travel shows from Arirang and NHK, I want to try those very quaint, not crowded, very authentic and artsy coffee shops and viola one opened in my favorite district in Metro Manila, Ortigas Centre.
My fascination with Japanese/ Korean culture and coffee is a perfect marriage that can be seen in “Subspace Coffeehouse”. This coffee house concept in Manila is relatively new because we Filipinos tend to go to commercialized Starbucks, Caffe Bene or CBTL for our coffee indulgence. When you enter Subspace you will be awed with the interior. It is not that spacey and the clutter of random design/ furniture is thrown all around. Just enough room for walking area and it is not really designed to queue just like in Starbucks. If it is less crowded meaning you can enjoy more chika time with your friends which what we did yesterday. Even the playlist is very K-Pop because I happened to hear some Big Bang songs though no 2NE1’s “Falling In Love” in their playlist.
And here’s what I ordered:
That’s the Purple Potato Latte. In Tagalog, is it “kamote” or is it “ube”? Anyways it is heaven although I should have said to had it in extra hot because I want my coffee extra hot. Look at the artwork they added, it was fantastic. I even noticed that the artwork for each order is different. Ain’t that really nice? I had some light snack as well, and I ordered the very sumptous lemon bars. My friend ordered the Peanut Butter Latte, which is ok for me but I prefer what I ordered.
Here are some more pics to enjoy:
The view of Ortigas Road from the inside of the shop:
And of course I asked my friend to take a picture of me with this ala K-Drama. He said that it is like a “waiting in vain” scene from a K-Drama.
And finally this is so cute that I have to squeeze this picture in. I noticed this on the way out: