Using silk as a platform creates a lighter, almost ephemeral feel, no matter how big the artwork. Swiss-based Filipino artist Marissa Gonzalez has just come off from her second Manila exhibit, Under the Mediterranean Skies, staged at ArtistSpace of the Ayala Museum, which ran from January 29 to February 12, 2015. Her first, The Road to Silence was also held there in 2013. Gonzalez, granddaughter of President Elipidio Quirino, distinguishes herself by using the raw silk material used for the barong Tagalog – jusi – as the unique canvas for her exquisite paintings.
Pasig’s hottest food magnet puts homegrown freshness at the head of the table. Lo-ca-vore (lôka . vôr) – a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food. Locally nurtured, locally produced and locally prepared. This is the mantra of a hot, new restaurant in Kapitolyo, Pasig whose name reflects the passion to consume anything homegrown and organic. Set up by four young couples – one of whom told Taste, Travel & Trends “are foodies who enjoyed having meals in eachother’s homes until they decided to open their own restaurant” – Locavore Kitchen & Drinks has been quietly
May 22, 2015 | Text By Margie T. Logarta Photos By Ericson Corpuz