July 13, 2024

Chanum Foundation, Inc., founder of noted Tam-awan Village Garden in the Sky, in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is now set for the 11th Tam-awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) with the cohesive theme “A thanksgiving for the gift of culture and the arts” on Oct. 6 to 10.

TIAF 2021 Festival Director Luisa Galang said the activity will be hybrid, combining physical and digital activities.

“This year we are continuing the festival’s long-standing tradition of showcasing artworks created by artists from all over the Philippines and abroad through gallery and virtual art exhibitions,” she added.

The TIAF 2021 also features lectures, creative workshops, demonstrations, performances, crafts, and rituals.

Lecturers for the celebration are media practitioner Mau Victa, traditional tattoo artist Ammin Acha-ur, academe practitioner Nina Tesoro Poblador, and renowned visual artist Mideo Cruz.

Slated creative workshops for TIAF 2021 are coffee painting, cardboard art, tapuey making, etag preparation, tayao, tie dye, paper marbling, stone art, rubber cut, image transfer, and mono print.

The celebration is expected to be participated in by more than 200 artists from all over the Philippines and abroad.

“We are overwhelmed by the support of our fellow artists in the staging of the 11th Tam-awan International Arts Festival despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic,” Jordan Mang-osan of the Chanum Foundation Inc. said.

The 11th Tam-awan International Arts Festival is kicking off on Oct. 6 with the launching of its virtual exhibit and Tam-awan Village Art Gallery Physical exhibition. – John Arvin I. Molintas