CRIT­I­CAL EYES

Town & Country (Philippines) - - SOCIAL NETWORK - Pro­duced by Man­ica C. Tiglao Pho­to­graphs by Ian San­tos

Of­ten called the “Mother of Philip­pine Mod­ern Art,” Pu­rita Kalaw-Ledesma was a writer and the founder of the Arts As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines. The launch of The Life and Times

of Pu­rita Kalaw-Ledesma, a book chron­i­cling her life and work, was ac­com­pa­nied by an ex­hibit cu­rated by Ricky Fran­cisco, en­ti­tled “Piec­ing To­gether: Se­lec­tions and Sto­ries From the Pu­rita KalawLedesma Col­lec­tion.” Writ­ten by art his­to­rian Pa­trick Flores, Na­tional Gallery of Sin­ga­pore cu­ra­tor Clarissa Chiki­amco, and Eileen Le­gaspi-Ramirez, and edited by Petty Ben­itez-Jo­han­not, the tome is pub­lished by Vibal Foun­da­tion with the KalawLedesma Foun­da­tion and BDO.

Tessie Luz and Jaime Ponce de Leon T&c

Ada Ma­bi­lan­gan and John Forbes

ching Mon­ti­nola and Menchu con­cep­cion

Petty Jo­han­not with Je­sus and Marge Tam­bunting

Lour­des Ledesma

Fran­nie Jac­into

Eve­lyn Forbes

Betsy wes­t­en­dorp

Richie and Karen Lerma

Ju­ve­nal Sanso

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