(via PS Fajardo)
RINCONADA POETS AND PAINTERS TO HONOR LUIS DATO
Bikol poets Kristian Sendon Cordero and Frank Peñones Jr. and painters of the Burikbutikan Arts Collective, a group of visual artists from Baao, Camarines Sur will pay tribute to Bikol writer Luis Dato alongside with the opening of the art exhibit on April 2, 2011, at Café des Artes in Baao, Camarines Sur.
Cordero and Peñones, both recipients of the Palanca Awards will read some of the poems in English by Luis Dato and some of their recent works in Rinconada. A small collection of Dato’s works and memorabilia will also be unveiled together with a book bazaar of contemporary Bikoliana materials.
Luis Dato who was born and lived through out his life in Baao is a widely anthologized poet in many landmark literary studies that trace the history and development of Philippine writings in English particularly in the works of poet-critic Gemino Abad of the University of the Philippines. Aside from being a poet in English, Dato also wrote in Bikol and served as editor for various newspapers in Bikol from 1930 up to 1980. He also pioneered the study of the Bikol language by producing several lexicons and monographs, which include the Vocabulario- Bikol-Ingles-Kastila (1963), Kantahon Na Bikol (1969), Morfologia kan Tataramon na Bikol (serialized in Naga Times), Patotodon sa Bikol (Bicol Mail) and the Sarabihon sa Bikol.
The Burikbutikan Arts Collective is composed of Paulix Robosa, Fr. Nunilon Bancaso, Bembot Briones, Paul Stephen Fajardo, Julius Bicaldo, Meryll Barandon, Emmel D. Barbara, Jerric John S. Paulo and Bernadette De Los Santos who runs the Café des Artes. The public is invited to attend.