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Not Just a Rubber Stamp

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Not Just a Rubber Stamp
Using woodblocks and rubber cuts for Children’s Book Illustration
Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3pm
Ateneo Art Gallery

In line with Illuminating Rod Paras Perez, an exhibition of prints and mixed media works, the Ateneo Art Gallery is pleased to present NOT JUST A RUBBER STAMP : Using woodblocks and rubber-cuts for Children’s Book Illustration. Joey Cobcobo and Meggie Ong will talk about their experience in bringing to life stories for children using printmaking techniques.

Admission is free but seats are limited. Please call +632 426 6488 or email Ria Talamayan-Aguilar at rtalamayan@ateneo.edu to reserve a seat.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

*JOEY COBCOBO is a contemporary artist who uses printmaking as his primary medium. He has been shortlisted three times for the Ateneo Art Awards. He’s an alumnus of, and now teaches at the Technological University of the Philippines.

He was one of the printmakers who did the illustrations for the children’s book "The Golden Arrow of Mt. Makilkilang and other Cordillera Folktales”. His latest exhibit, “I’m Doing My Father’s Business” showcased works done in collaboration with his son, where drawings of the latter were used as inspiration and as images for his plates.

*MEGGIE ONG graduated magna cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts Program, with a major in Information Design and a minor in English Literature. She did two terms at Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London where she learned letterpress, bookbinding, and various printmaking techniques. For her thesis project, she worked with schoolchildren from Barangay Loyola Heights to develop a large-scale interactive children's book about Jose Rizal's “Noli Me Tangere”.

She was a recipient of Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts and was among the finalists for the university's ASCEND (Ateneo Socio-Civic Engagement for National Development) awards. She was also given the Program Award for Information Design.


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