Saturdate at de Plume


At Laurie Shapiro’s “All Yoni Is Love”, I was taken into a space all its own. An installation of yoni flowers (symbolizing female power) painted on reused materials (such as muslin, reflective mylar, a chair) in a psychedelia of colors make a strikingly soothing if not sacred ambiance.

The exhibit runs ’til the 1st of September at de Plume gallery on Hollywood Blvd.



In a photo with artist Laurie Shapiro


Ericke with de Plume’s Kieva Campbell)



Ilocos Sur celebrates Kannawidan Ylocos Festival Bicentennial


It’s fiesta season once again in the Ilocos Region. Stumbled upon this poster of Ilocos Sur’s Kannawidan Ylocos Bicentennial celebration schedule of activities on social media and might as well share it with you. Ilocos Sur and its seat of government, Vigan, like to do it customarily grand in their own unique Southern Ilocano way. Kicking off on January 26, with Sun Soaked beach sports competitions and Parokya ni Edgar concert at the beach in Magsingal, the province’s 200 years commemorations will be livened up with a dancing fountain spectacle, art and poetry competitions, Chef Wars, a longganisa eating contest, stamp exhibit, street dancing showdown capped by an Ely Buendia performance, a rodeo parade, a drag race, etc. For more details, visit their websites at the bottom of the poster.