INK on Paper + Alterno


Catch children’s illustrators group Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)’s two exhibits this month: the ongoing INK on Paper, which runs until June 30 at the Prism Gallery, Legaspi Village, Makati; and Alterno, which runs from June 26 to July 3 at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

INK on Paper
Ink on Paper_Poster

I was over at Prism last Saturday to check out INK on Paper, which is mounted in partnership with Fedrigoni Papers, Fuji Xerox, and Hi-Gloss Lamination.


It’s a mesmerizing display of over 60 artists showcasing their creativity on (and with!) paper (and Fedrigoni is lovely, lovely paper!).

Here are some of the artworks on display:

Ink on Paper_Abi Goy

The Lantern Maker by Abi Goy

Ink on Paper_Kay Aranzanso

Between the Lines by Kay Aransanzo

Ink on Paper_Aldy AguirrePlease Help the Bleeding by Aldy Aguirre

Ink on Paper_Jericho MoralFool’s Wheel by Jericho Moral

Ink on Paper_Maurice RisulmiPasalubong by Maurice Risulmi

Ink on Paper_Sergio Bumatay IIIEyecycle, by Sergio Bumatay

There’s also a section of the exhibit dubbed as Paper Clips, a collection of memorable scenes from iconic films reinterpreted in postcard-sized artworks.

IMG_5022We had fun identifying which films inspired each piece before looking through the list to check our answers.


Adarna35_Instagram poster
Coming up in a couple of weeks is Alterno, which celebrates Filipino children’s book publisher Adarna House’s 35th anniversary.

Alterno, which means ‘stand-in’ is a collaboration of Adarna House and Ang INK to pay tribute to the artists of 35 of the publisher’s best-loved books with reimaginings of ‘katerno’ (corresponding) cover. The exhibit also honors both classic and contemporary illustrators’ contribution to the Filipino children’s book industry.

The artwork for the exhibit will also be featured in five postcard sets (each containing seven postcards). Part of the proceeds from the sale of the postcards will benefit the Adarna Group Foundation’s emergency literary program.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the works to be showcased in Alterno:





These are awesome — I hope the exhibit artwork is displayed side by side the original book art! I’m excited to see the rest of the works in this exhibit, and load up on postcards, too! :)


Congratulations, INKies!

INK on Paper runs until  June 30, 2015 at Prism Gallery, Island Tower Condominium, 239, Salcedo cor Benavides St., Legaspi Village Makati.

Alterno opens on on June 26, 2015 (Friday), 6:00 PM and runs until July 3 at L4, East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza Mall along EDSA in Mandaluyong City.


Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) is an association of artists committed to the creation and promotion of illustrations for children. The organization believes that a collective effort and organized interaction among artists is vital to the professionalization and development of the industry. It is also INK’s objective to set up an effective linkage and communication network among and between artists, writers, publishers and educators engaged in the production of children’s books and other visual materials for children.

Fun fact: I used to be quite an active member of Ang INK! :-)

Artwork photos and event posters courtesy of Ang INK. Special thanks to the INK officers, especially Jamie and Meg, for putting together the materials for me.

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