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New Mandala Workshop by Loralei Rose @ FPAC 2011

2 Sep

Creating Your Personal Mandala: The Connection Between Self & Source

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture
@ Point Fermin Park, San Pedro
Babaylan Pavillion

What is a Mandala?

The word “Mandala” has its origins in Sanskrit and simply means “circle.”  The depiction of the mandala can be found in all religions and cultures as a circle, wheel, wreath, rotation, circulation, round dance, or just simply – dancing. (Mandalas for Power & Energy by Marion & Werner Kustenmacher)

Technically, a circle is defined by its center and a number of points that are the same distance from the center. As a religious symbol, the center of the circle is equated with God, the One, Source, etc. The circle itself represents our lives rotating around the center/Source which brings meaning to our everyday.

Join me at the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture on Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ the Babaylan Pavillion @ 2pm to create your personal mandala. Using mixed media we will create visual representations of our lives rotating around the life-giving Source.

Hope you can make it out! It’s going to be a fun and inspiring day!

For more info on FPAC please visit


Meet Jenny (@ Magic Garage 6 08.21.10)

20 Aug

"Jenny". 8 x 10 Print Matted in 11 x 14 Frame. $35 @ Magic Garage 6

Meet Jenny

Jenny is a cool chick. She is laid back and will whoop you at any recreational activity. She loves music, especially hip hop and just chillin’ with the homies. Don’t get it twisted cuz this womyn is hella fashionable but down to earth. She is someone you want as your bff.

I made this piece for my bff Jenny a year ago. The description above captures her essence and what I was thinking of when I made this piece.

Come through to Magic Garage Art & Music Show tomorrow, 8/21/10 @ 5pm-3am to see this piece and maybe even purchase it!

JENNY. $35. Matted & Framed. Available @ Magic Garage.

You will love her as much as I do!

heARTwork @ AUTOFREAK Pop-up Shop & Gallery 06.13.10

8 Jun


This is the last month of AUTOFREAK!! BIG SPECIAL AUTOFREAK FEST happening THIS Sunday June 13 from 1pm-8pm.

Live painting by

Mark Canto, Manila Ryce, Karlo Santa Ana and more!

Prints by Loralei Bingamon

live performance by Shinichiro Kawasaki




Little Tokyo Market Place

333 S. Alameda 90013

2nd Floor, Unit 212

@ the other end of Max Karaokee

05.13.10 HeARTwork @ ARTICULTURE Arts Showcase,UCI

11 May

Watch out now OC heads! UCI KABABAYAN is hosting an arts event that is sure to please. Are you ready?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Balboa Island A – 4th Floor UCI Student Center

Every year, Kababayan holds it’s annual cultural art exhibit, an event for local artists and Kababayan members to showcase many different types of art. The theme for this event, entitled “Articulture: The Cultivation of Cultural Creativity,” focuses on the growth of the individual through the use of art and culture. The exhibit will feature many types of art through the use of a variety of mediums such as digital, visual, performance, and live art.

Various performances such as dance, spoken word, and theater, will occur periodically while you walk around admiring the different pieces of visual art created by local artists and some of your very own Kababayan! Cultural art exhibit is a way for Kababayan to create a formal artistic outlet in which artists of Kababayan can showcase artistic talents as well as encourage the cultivation of human creativity and individual expression.


05.13.10 Come thru to the “Speak Easy” Artshow/Forum @ the LA Artwalk

11 May

05.13.10 FilAm Arts Hosts “Speak Easy” Artist Forum/ Art Show @ LA Art Walk.

Come through and support your local artists, including myself! Help me pay my tuition & purchase a piece. I promise the prices won’t break the bank.

Hope to see you there.



mother’s day card exclusive collabo with gabnet la

30 Apr

Hi Everyone!

Gabnet is offering a limited edition card featuring my heARTwork for Mother’s Day.

Cards are $5  and available through any Gabnet LA member (including myself!).

See for card details.

the passion of el hulk hogancito by jason magabo perez

29 Apr

Folks, this show is not to be missed. If you know what is good for you, you will go out and support. This is a once in a lifetime chance to learn and be awed.

Contact: Nancy Magpusao and Joseph Ramirez Phone: 858.534.9689 E-mail:; Website:


 University of California, San Diego Cross-Cultural Center presents THE PASSION OF EL HULK HOGANCITO

SAN DIEGO, California—April 29, 2009—

The University of California, San Diego Cross-Cultural Center presents, as part of the launching of its new and developing residency program for faculty, artists and alumni, Jason Magabo Perez’s THE PASSION OF EL HULK HOGANCITO, a heartbreakingly hilarious staged multimedia literary performance. Reading chapters from his novel-in-progress, and using newspaper clippings, family photographs, film, and other visual illustrations as backdrop, Perez wrestles with authorship and manic obsession, pays homage to childhood heroes, and highlights the FBI’s 1970s racist criminalization of two Filipina nurses (one of whom is Perez’s mother) as deeply traumatic and inescapably personal.

Co-sponsored by the APIA Planning Committee, UCSD Literature Department, the Pan-Asian Staff Association, Kamalayan Kollective, and Kaibigang Pilipino.


Time and Date:

Monday, May 18, 2009, 7:00PM


UCSD Cross-Cultural Center, 9500 Gilman Drive (Second Floor of Price Center East), La Jolla, CA 92093

Admission: FREE

Info: 858.534.9689

THE PASSION OF EL HULK HOGANCITO by Jason Magabo Perez was first produced by Kularts and premiered at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco in March 2009 and received critical acclaim.

Part literary reading, part multimedia lecture, part performative historiography, The Passion wrestles with authorship and manic obsession, pays homage to childhood heroes, and highlights the story of two Filipina nurses (who in 1976 were framed by the FBI and eventually were convicted of poisoning and conspiracy) as deeply traumatic and inescapably personal.

 In June of 1976, two recently-immigrated Filipina nurses, Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez (the artist’s mother), were arrested and accused of murdering ten patients at the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After an extensive trial, guided by racist accusations, and manipulated by the FBI, the two nurses, referred to as slant-eyed bitches during the process, were convicted of poisoning and conspiracy. Eventually, at the appeal of the defense, and based on the FBI’s gross misconduct, the decision was overturned and the nurses were freed.

U.S. v. Narciso-Perez serves as a critical point in the history of the United States, demonstrating that post-1965 immigrants—professionals full of hope and wonder for the land of milk and honey—continue to dream despite overt racism and xenophobia. Bravos for Jason Magabo Perez and The Passion:

“Perez is wit on wheels: sharp, funny, brilliant, torquing toward grit and pathos. To see his work is to believe in the hunger of his cause.” – Edie Meidav, Bard Fiction Prize-winning author of Crawl Space

 “As horrifying, deeply American, kinda maybe David-Lynch-meets-hip-hop narratives go, this one is a doozy.” – SF Weekly

“[The Passion] is a fast-paced fresh and witty, smart and funny literary performance gem…It turns the typical all-American, Hulk Hogan, coming-of-age, male rite of passage on its psychological head, exploring the iconography of American pop culture as a mixed psychological saga for a Pilipino youth…raised by an immigrant mother nurse…A fierce performer, [Perez] moves through his narrative…a kind of virtual home movie that never lets up until the audience becomes as breathless and absorbed in the excavation process of he.” – Genny Lim, poet, playwright, and author of Paper Angels

 JASON MAGABO PEREZ, writer and performer, youngest son of Leonora Magabo Perez, and alumnus of the University of California, San Diego, received his M.F.A. in Writing & Consciousness from the New College of California. His short fiction has been selected as a Finalist for Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Story Contest and Fiction Contest, and for Glimmer Train’s Family Matters Contest, and is forthcoming in Witness: Issue XXIII.

A VONA Summer Voices Writing Workshop alumnus and a featured artist for the New Americans Museum and the AjA Project, he also has read and performed at several university campuses and at various venues such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the La Jolla Playhouse.

Currently, he is writing a novel and teaches for the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of San Diego. Established in 1995, the UCSD CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER aims to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus and the San Diego community at large. 2009 is the first year the Center will invite community artists, faculty and alumni as part of its developing residency program.



meet sister fierce

16 Apr
Sister Fierce

Sister Fierce

So, I just created this piece a few hours ago for my sister Carm. The piece is gonna be made into a flyer for an event she put together for April 23rd at the UCSD Cross Cultural Center. Event info below.
Womyn of Color Against Sexual Violence and Exploitation
A Cross-Cultural Center Intern Self-Initiated Project
Cross-Cultural Center
Thursday, April 23
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Women of color are subjected to routine, institutionalized sexual violence and exploitation. Third World and indigenous women in the U.S. and around the globe are raped in times of war, assaulted at the border, trafficked, hypersexualized, and experience high rates of domestic abuse. This presentation and community initiative will focus on how sexual violence is tied to larger structures of violence – orientalism, colonialism, militarism, and racism, and how political organizing, grassroots efforts and peer-based services can be used as powerful tools for radical transformation.

pinayspeak. let’s use our voices to heal ourselves and our communities

15 Apr
Pinay Conference. 4.25.09 @ UCSD. Let's get together and heal our community.

Pinay Conference. 3.25.09 @ UCSD. Let's get together and heal our community.


Check the wordpress on this unique event being held at UCSD on April 25, 2009. For everyone interested in learing more about various Pinay experiences, about finding ways to heal ourselves and our communities, and for those interested in tapping into your inner creativity, please come out.

I will be SELLING MY heARTwork as well as doing an ART WORKSHOP. Everyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing you all there.

As a self-identified Pinay and an alumnus of UCSD, I fully support this event and the wonderful women who are working so hard to put this on for all of us.


562 to the 213. Let’s Rock this Week

25 Mar

So folks, please, please, please scope the flyers above. Both these events are destined to be good times cuz both these events are being thrown by community conscious minds and hearts

THURS. 03.26.09 –

Mass Movement Presents Funk Fuzz

Que Sera

1923 East 7th Street

Long Beach, CA


MY heARTwork to be projected live! how sick is that? come out and support. 🙂

SATURDAY 03.28.09 @1030pm



1745 North Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

21 +, $5 all night long

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