Theme: Wood and Humanity
Date: 8 to 15 July, 2015
Venue: University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
15 artists representing the woodcarving communities of Paete in Laguna, Betis of Guagua in Pampanga, and Hungduan in Ifugao – together with two master woodcarvers from China, Master Lin Xueshan and Master Huang Yangxin – are transforming Typhoon Glenda’s fallen trees into works of art.
This is the first time that woodcarvers from the three communities have come together to share a working space, allowing them to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, and learn from each other’s techniques toward collectively improving their artistry. Mr. Dante Blanco was the winner of the Wood Carving Competition. He will be invited to participate in the woodcarving event of World Wood Day 2016.