ILOMOCA rolls out Month-Long Celebration of Iloilo Charter Day

THIS August 2019, the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art is celebrating Ilonggo creativity through workshops by and for Ilonggo artists.

THE Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art, as an art center that upholds learning aims to engage with a wider audience in the community to celebrate Iloilo City’s Charter Day with a month full of workshops, concerts, and talks open to the public when they visit the museum.

ILOMOCA will highlight Ilonggo creativity with workshops and sessions to be conducted by Ilonggo artists.


Life Drawing at The Box | Aug 3

Figure Drawing session will be held at The Box with artists and students learning to draw the human

anatomy as well as gestures and movements. Come join this live drawing session with your fellow

Ilonggos. Registration fee of P700.


Learning Digital Drawing | Aug 10

This workshop will be facilitated by Goldberg Villanueva, a freelance graphic artist for 10 years and has

worked for clients both locally and abroad , who will give useful tips, especially for beginners. His projects

include comics and graphics design. Registration fee is P100.


Scapes: Watercolor Workshop | Aug 17

Wilfredo Calderon will teach the audience basic techniques in watercolor painting, also to beginners. He

has been a watercolorist for 30 years and is a member of the prestigious The Singapore Watercolour

Society as well as Siningapor – a group of Filipino based in Singapore.


Jovita Fuentes, Jose Contreras Music Institute Concert | Aug 21-24

The celebration continues with music from the faculty of the first Jovita Fuentes and Jose Contreras

Music Institute who will perform classical pieces, with the theme “Linking the Art of German lied and

Filipino Kundiman”, in partnership with the University of San Agustin.


Iloilo Charter Day | Aug 25

In celebration of the Iloilo City’s 82nd Charter Day, the entrance fee to the museum will be waived for

Iloilo City residents who will present their IDs reflecting Iloilo City as their address. ILOMOCA’s Gallery 1

is home to artworks by artists with Ilonggo roots; a must-view for Ilonggos.


Ay Gali! Art Education for Teachers with West Visayan Literary Scholars | Aug 31

The month-long celebration will be concluded by a discussion on literature because August is also Buwan ng Wika. Literary scholars from Western Visayas will have a panel discussion entitled “Ang Panitikan ng Kanlurang Bisayas sa Panitikan ng Filipinas”.

This series of workshops, concerts and talks is in collaboration with the Iloilo City Government, Iloilo City Tourism Office, Kasingkasing Press, University of San Agustin, Hubon Manunulat, Mr. Wilfredo Calderon, Mr. Goldberg Villanueva.

For more information about ILOMOCA’s August activities, like and follow ILOMOCA on Facebook, visit their website at, or call (033) 501-8622 and 0917 174 6766.