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Coffee Paintings by Carren Evangelista at Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Book Latte Alternative Art Space opens for another set of art pieces last December 18, 2017. This time, it was all about paintings done with coffee powder diluted in water. “MANGGAD” – coffee paintings by Carren Evangelista shows another treasure in the art by using coffee powder to express what she treasures as a child, a woman, and an artist.

Coffee Paintings

In her first solo mini-exhibit of coffee paintings, Carren examined the concept of “Manggad”, a Hiligaynon word for “treasure”. What is really a treasure? What do you treasure? Who do you treasure?

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

The exhibit shows some of the personal memories of Carren in her childhood. She believes that childhood is a defining moment for any of us. It is the most important foundation that will direct one’s life in the future. In a matter of time, adulthood will reflect one’s childhood. These are embodied by her coffee paintings.

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Alongside with childhood, it is the most fragile phase of human life. The virtue and personality honed in this phase will eventually decide either to make or break one’s future. The children in her coffee paintings live simple, have purity, and show kindness – virtues that need emphasis when we deal with each other, perhaps even with ourselves.

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

“Last but not the lease, the most important “manggad” earned in this endeavor is the lesson learned as an artist – to never be afraid to play with the medium and materials, as evinced by freer brushstrokes and weaved paper texture, just as it was in her childhood when she played, explored her environment and interests, and created memories.”

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="2000"]Coffee Paintings Old portrait of Carren’s grandparents done when she was in 5th grade[/caption]

Coffee Paintings

These virtues – simplicity, purity, and kindness – are not only exemplified in her coffee paintings, but also on the way she arranged the whole space. With toys, coloring materials, cassette, videotape, and some sparkling lights, the Book Latte Alternative Art Space is toned down to live like a child once again. What an experience!

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

The opening night was well supported and attended by Carren’s family and friends! This is just a simple way to celebrate her masterpieces and creativity.

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

“Manggad” Coffee Paintings by Carren Evengelista will run til January 17, 2018 here at Book Latte Alternative Art Space! Come and visit these art pieces!

Coffee Painting

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Art Gallery: Cacher By Al at Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Continuing being a revolutionary coffee shop perfectly complemented with a library and an art galleryBook Latte Alternative Art Space“, another set of artworks are available in the art gallery opened last November 19, 2017. Artworks by Al Restar has some unique edges depicting the contrast of personal experiences.

Cacher is the second set of artworks in Book Latte. It opened last November 19, 2017, attended by family and friends of the artist, Al.

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Self-taught watercolor artist, Al Restar has been very fascinated by contrast – the yin and the yang, light, and darkness, yes and no and usually sees the world as binary. He spends a portion of his time working on his watercolor portraits, writing legislation for his town, graphic arts projects and sleeping. He was mentored by the Aklanon PWD Artist, Ricky Molo when he was a kid and is inspired by the works of Agnes Cecile, Banksy, Tomasz Mro, Kazel, and Kingsloop.

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Cacher, a french word that means to cover or to obscure, is the artist’s first solo show that features his works that depict two phases of his life: tension and release. The collection is composed of the artist’s recent watercolor works inspired by the japanese origami to relay the message it intends. It is further centered to two of the artist’s self portraits.

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When asked about his inspiration on this art gallery, he answered “the works aims to discuss the journey of people from being boxed up by social construct to their release to be their own selves. The collection tackles different social inequalities as experienced by the artist as it invokes a catatonic feeling and an eventual relief one gets from release.

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The opening night was well supported by Book Latte together with Ms. Estorque, Sasha Cabais and Nile on Weekends.

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This event and this art gallery was enjoyed not only through our eyes, but definitely with our taste buds as we enjoy Book Latte’s signature menus; Waffles (with blueberries/strawberries and maple syrup), Grand Nachos and the famous Alcoholic Coffees!

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So, come and visit this ever innovating library cafe in the city, Book Latte, at the Festive Walk Parade, Megaworld! The exhibit in the art gallery will run til December 14, 2017! Enjoy your cup of coffee, a pair of waffles, rice meal as you behold these magnificent art pieces!