This blog highlights Anna Koosmann's experience as an American architect leading the first design + build architecture program in the Philippines. Founded in 2012 in the Department of Architecture at Foundation University in Dumaguete City, the program has completed four projects: Dungga Daycare (2013), Multipurpose Hall (2014), Floating Guardhouse (2015), and a Visitor Information Center (2016).
Mientras Tanto, is the title of the art show at Cube Gallery in Cebu, Philippines. It means, "in the meantime" in Visayan, the native language of Dumaguete City. A group of seven artists from Dumaguete City have been invited to show artworks at the new gallery. I'm delighted to be among this group to display my recent works entitled, I hear you, I see you, I feel you. Mientras Tantodebuts September 14, 2013.
Photographed with my artworks: I hear you, I see you, I feel you is part of the Balloon Series. It is a meditation in art making which unveils layers of colors and shapes by removing paint from the canvas. - Photo by Hersley-Ven Casero
Hersley-Ven Casero is another participating artist for Mientras Tanto at Cube Gallery. His work entitled, 3,2,1 is part of the Helmet Series. It is inspired by metro Dumaguete as the motorcycle capital of the Philippines. The helmet is an object for protection and a reminder that we all need to protect ourselves as we direct our course in life. We are not just numbers, but individuals with a purpose.
Progress photos for Mientras Tanto. Several layers of painting went into these works.
The poster above, was created for a show at KRI Restaurant in Dumaguete in August. Take Off is a group show featuring three artists: Iris Armogenia, Hersley-Ven Casero, and myself. Several works of the Balloon Series are now displayed at a few locations around Dumaguete: at The Bean Connection - West Portal, and at Kri Restaurant.
And mientras tanto, a collaborative work between Hersley and I, a gift for two talented musicians, Jay Cyrus and Sky Louise, from Dumaguete who are getting married (today, September 8, 2013). It was requested by the wedding couple that we all dress up in 1920's attire. What a fun theme for a wedding! Mientras tanto, celebrating and enjoying life in Dumaguete City, Philippines! - Photo by Kenan Tuada