A roundup of Arts and Culture happenings this week

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for learning, pursuing one’s passion for arts and culture continue.

Here’s a roundup of some of the interesting happenings around town: Virtual European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) on 1-2 October 2021, with registration starting on 10 September at https://www.ehefphilippines.com., One-man exhibition dubbed “Efflorescence” by Michael Pastorizo is ongoing until September 21, 2021, at Galerie Joaquin Podium; and the momentous historical ocular inspection at Cuartel De Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

  • EHEF 2021

The European Higher Education Fair 2021 puts Filipino students, academicians, researchers, and university officials on track towards going higher and achieving their educational aspirations in European higher education institutions.

The EHEF 2021 promotes the diversity and excellence of higher education in the EU. Useful, practical, and comprehensive information about the different mobility initiatives and distinctive higher education programs will be available at your fingertips.

The EHEF welcomes Poland, which is participating in the Fair for the first time. Other participating universities come from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, and Sweden.

With this year’s theme “Go Higher with EU”, the EHEF continues to be the best platform to link Filipino students with EU universities and higher education institutions.

European girl on a journey.

Aside from country presentations and live chats with representatives of higher education institutions, alumni, and scholars, this year’s all online fair will feature webinars on research programs, sponsorships, and mobility opportunities for students. Also lined up are the very popular country presentations and live chats with HEI representatives, alumni, and scholars.

Local officials and educators will have the opportunity to request virtual meetings with their EU counterparts to discuss potential linkages and cooperation. A virtual networking event will also take place on 1 October at 7:30 PM.

As EHEF 2021 embraces the digital platform, it has also established partnerships with regional hubs including Wesleyan University (Luzon), Silliman University (Visayas), and Xavier University –Ateneo de Cagayan (Mindanao), which will host clustered presentations for students and other members of the academe.

The Virtual EHEF 2021 is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with EU Member States’ Embassies, education services, and Institutes and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education.

  •  “Efflorescence” by Michael Pastorizo

Visual artist Michael Pastorizo’s abstract floral and botanical works for his ongoing one-man show dubbed “Efflorescence” seek to capture and communicate the dynamism and magic of nature through fluid, expressionistic and colorful interpretations of nature’s treasures.

For the artist, “color is therapy and flowers are a universal language of the soul.” Just like his artworks, he has achieved the fullness of his creativity.

Pastorizo’s recent works are on display at Galerie Joaquin Podium. Photo courtesy of Galerie Joaquin

“Efflorescence” by Michael Pastorizo will run until September 21, 2021, at Galerie Joaquin Podium.

Visual artist Michael Pastorizo. Photo courtesy of Galerie Joaquin

The Galerie is located at Level 3, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For more information, contact 09267227925 or email podium.galeriejoaquin@gmail.com.

To know more about the artist, like and follow his Facebook account @https://www.facebook.com/michael.pastorizo.

  • Historical ocular inspection at Cuartel de Santo Domingo, Santa Rosa Laguna

A historical ocular inspection at Cuartel de Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa City Laguna happened recently spearheaded by Kilusan Cuartel De Santo Domingo Executive Director, Gemalin Batino Diaz, and was graced by the presence of Santa Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas.

The activity was graced by the presence of Santa Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas (center). Photo courtesy of Kilusan Cuartel De Santo Domingo.

It was also witnessed by the staff and new members of Kilusan Cuartel, Board of Directors El Do Cap Medina, Virgie Ramos, LGU’s Engineering, Pastor Nelson Domingo, and some guests from Lipa, Batangas.

The Cuartel was a Spanish garrison erected in1850. Through the efforts of the Kilusan, Cuartel has successfully designated as a “National Historic Landmark,” and an “Important Cultural Property of the Philippines.”

Photo courtesy of Kilusan Cuartel De Santo Domingo

The historical landmark is set to open this year amidst the pandemic.

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