The American Arts Incubator is marking the launch of its second exchange as artist Felipe Castelblanco arrives in the Philippines. Felipe's workshop and public art projects are intended to create dialogue around the environmental conditions in Bacolod, a city that relies on its ocean health to support its communities. The coastlines and correlated ecosystems are impacted each time a natural disaster like Typhoon Yolanda strikes.
On Friday, April 10th from 6-7pm, Felipe will give an artist talk titled, "Making [Space] Public: The Role of Art in a Sustainable Future," at the Negros Museum of Art. This event kicks off a workshop series wherein Felipe will work with youth and local artists to realize a series of public art projects deeply connected to the health and creative utilization of surrounding environments.
Participants will be invited to infuse their creative works into the city of Bacolod. Spanning art, architecture, design, ecology and economics, Felipe and the Philippines Arts Incubator have much in store as they embark on plans to create The People's Island, a floating platform that will host artworks and performances that will be visible from Bacolod's waterfront by a diverse local audience.
To view more information on Felipe's art talk and workshop, view the complete flyer here.
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