Art Exhibit | Coffee Table Book
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Jonathan Manalo in the Music Industry
A Multi-venue / Multi-Country Exhibition Series
| PHILIPPINES | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE | MALAYSIA | CHINA | JAPAN | LONDON | FRANCE | USA | CANADA | DUBAI |
Prolific and multi-awarded missionary visual artist, Kristine Lim, interprets the songs of award winning OPM icon, composer, songwriter and producer, Jonathan Manalo, as a series of artwork and art installations for the multi-venue and multi-country art exhibition and art book: in celebration of Manalo’s 20th year in the industry.
September 27, 2022 (project launch)
Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Lobby
September 28 to October 11, 2022
Art exhibit at Art Lounge Manila, Molito Alabang
October 15 to 20, 2022
Art exhibit at Newport World Resorts
October 2022 to September 2023
Art Exhibit International Tour
For the benefit of:
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Artists on a Mission Workshops
Operations Mobilization Philippines
Kristine Lim and Jonathan Manalo have officially launched their unprecedented and historic collaboration project, Kuwento Ng Alon (As Told By The Waves), this September 27, 2022 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This union of the dynamic duo who are both celebrated individuals from their respective industries is set to give honor to our country with their multi-venue and multi-country art exhibition and art book tour. During the event, the official theme song of Kuwento Ng Alon (sharing the same title) was also officially released. The event was dedicated by Pastor Monique Lopez Ong. Some of the distinguished guests during the event, who also shared a few words were Senator Mark Aguilar Villar, Congressman Anthony Golez MD, CCP President Margie Moran – Floirendo, Former Senator Atty. Joey Lina, Pasay Councilors Mark Calixto and Joey Calixto, Manila City Vice – Mayor Yul Servo, Manila City Councilor Uno Lim, and Honorable Jaime Jasper Lao Lim (husband of Kristine Lim), Rene Napenas of NCCA, Pebbles Duque of DOT, DFA Representatives Ralph Vincent C. Abarquez and Flaureen Dacanay, John Arcilla of Intramuros Administration, Susanne Tiausas (founder and owner of Art Lounge Manila). Heads of the beneficiaries of Kuwento Ng Alon were also present to impart their messages, Berta Lopez Feliciano – Ong and Ernie Lopez of ABS-CBN Foundation, Shawntel Nieto of Sustainable PH, Lita Teodosio of OM Philippines, Celine Tojos of Artist on a Mission Program, to name a few.
Prolific and multi-awarded missionary visual artist, Kristine Lim, interpreted the songs of award winning OPM Icon, composer, songwriter and producer, Jonathan Manalo, as a series of artwork and art installations in celebration of Manalo’s 20th year in the industry. The artworks will also serve as a way to honor the different personalities and established singers who sang the songs of Manalo. Waves are the central imagery which ties the whole project together, as it is a wonderful coincidence that emotions and sound, expressed harmoniously in Jonathan Manalo’s songs, travels by the waves. The vehicle on which it is transmitted and popularized, radio waves, is also in that form. Our archipelago of more than seven thousand islands, is connected by waves generated by our seas. And Filipinos all over the world and from all times, both literally and metaphorically, traveled by them as we spread out through the world in search of livelihood for families in the home country, or permanently in the search of a better life. Kuwento ng Alon (As Told By the Waves), is the story of our people, rendered in song and in visual art, by Jonathan Manalo and Kristine Lim. And it is ultimately a story of grace, faith, hope, and most importantly, Love.
The exhibit and the art book will also be held at several venues in the Philippines, and then, in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, London, France, USA, Canada, Dubai; from October 2022 to October 2023. The duo will not only be showcasing the Filipino talent and creativity but will also be giving hope and inspiration to people across the globe during this trying times.
Meanwhile, the Kuwento Ng Alon Art Book are comprised of the artworks of Kristine Lim as well as essays written by Lim and Manalo, Pastor Monique Lopez – Ong (Lead Pastor at Revelation City Church and host of ABS-CBN’s Real Talk), Cindel Tiausas (Artist, Curator, and Managing Director of Art Lounge Manila), Cid Reyes (Philippine’s Top Art Critic), and Ryan Cayabyab (National Artist for Music).
Both being faith centered with missionary backgrounds, Manalo and Lim made sure that this project will be a way to move as led by the Divine, and to extend help to others as part of the proceeds from the whole Kuwento Ng Alon project will be donated to four beneficiaries; ABS-CBN Foundation, Artists on a Mission Workshop, OM Philippines, Sustainable Ph.
ABOUT “ARTIST ON A MISSION”, KRISTINE LIM
Artist on a Mission, Kristine Lim, is a celebrated, prolific, and multi-awarded, missionary visual artist from the Philippines.
Graduated as a Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Communications after being a consistent University Scholar throughout, Kristine Lim engaged in different disciplines of Fine Art and Design. As a graphic artist, she has worked for numerous popular magazines, most notably PULP Magazine, FHM, and other music and popular-culture themed magazines where concepts, photographs, and other graphic works became the cover, and contributed to the visual aesthetics of Filipino Rock and Popular Music.
Known as the Artist On A Mission, Lim has relaunched herself transformed and renewed after a 10-year hiatus from the scene. Surpassing her failures, battles with her mental health issues and challenges; as being clinically diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder:, and the death of her son, John, Kristine Lim is now an internationally recognized artist armed with a mission to evangelize through her works and all her projects and programs, as well as to champion sustainable living, edenic living, mental health, and patriotism. She has been doing mission & charity works since High School and has been teaching art workshops to orphans and marginalized sectors of the community. She founded and spearheaded the Artists on a Mission workshop. She is also currently serving as the Director of Culture & Arts for Sustainable PH, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability and becomes the forefront of Greenovation in the Philippines. Lim is also one of the founders and the Vice President for External Affairs of Christian + Collective. Lim has also been very active in doing projects and efforts that will sustain and uphold the arts, culture and heritage of her country.
Some of Kristine Lim’s awards and recognitions include, GAWAD AMERIKA Outstanding Missionary Visual Artist Award, ASIA PACIFIC LUMINARE Most Remarkable and Inspiring Missionary Visual Artist Award, DANGAL NG LAHI World Class Visual Artist and Inspiring Missionary Award, METRO.STYLE Facinating Women 2022, PEOPLE ASIA Women of Style and Substance 2022.
Lim’s works can be found at the lobby and offices of national agencies such as Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Public Works and Highways; to name a few. Her works are also officially part of the National Archives of the Philippines, and the Presidential Museum and Library, Malacañang Palace collections.
ABOUT “MR. MUSIC”, JONATHAN MANALO
Celebrating his 20th year in the music industry this 2021 to 2022, Jonathan Manalo is the 2010-2020 awardee of the Inaugural NCCA SUDI National Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The grandprize winner of the 2001 JAM: Himig Handog sa Makabagong Kabataan Competition for his now iconic song “Tara, Tena”, he has written and produced over 200 albums with 75 multi-platinum and 100 gold Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) certifications with notable pop hits such as “Pinoy Big Brother’s” emblematic theme song “Pinoy Ako,” Gary Valenciano’s “Ililigtas Ka Niya,” Aiza Seguerra’s “Para Lang Sa ‘Yo,” Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo’s “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal,” and Angeline Quinto’s “Patuloy Ang Pangarap.”
He is also the creative mind behind the key albums and full discographies of some of the country’s respected music artists like Erik Santos, Kyla, Charice, Piolo Pascual, Juris, Toni Gonzaga, Jed Madela, KZ Tandingan, Inigo Pascual, Yeng Constantino, and Moira Dela Torre.
Achieving both critical and commercial success, and having the right platforms to promote and air his numerous works, Manalo is one of the key musicians of his generation to shape the popular taste for Original Pilipino Music in the decade 2010-2020.
THE SONGS OF MANALO THAT WERE VISUALLY INTERPRETED BY LIM
AND ARE INCLUDED IN THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK
– Tara Tena (1st Prize, 2001 JAM: Himig Handog sa Makabagong Kabataan Competition), originally interpreted by Kyla, Kaya and V3; and re-released and reinterpreted on it’s 15th anniversary by Inigo Pascual, Richard Poon, Yeng Constantino, Kyla, Thor, Rachelle Ann Go, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos, Markki Stroem, Liezel Garcia, Emmanuelle, and Sam Milby with additional rap composed by Gloc 9 and interpreted by KZ Tandingan
– Pinoy Tayo, interpreted and popularized by Rico Blanco
– Raise Your Flag, interpreted and popularized by Catriona Gray
– Sikat Ang Pinoy, interpreted and popularized by Toni Gonzaga & Sam Milby
– Ililigtas Ka Niya, interpreted and popularized by Gary Valenciano
– Beautiful Days, interpreted and popularized by Kyla
– Unbreakable, interpreted and popularized by Regine Velasquez
– Pagbigyang Muli, interpreted and popularized by Erik Santos
– Hanggang Sa Huli, interpreted and popularized by Moira dela Torre
– Paano Ba Ang Magmahal, interpreted and popularized by Piolo Pascual & Sarah Geronimo
– Till The End Of Time, interpreted and popularized by Jona
– Para Lang Sa Yo, interpreted and popularized by Aiza Seguerra
– Patuloy Ang Pangarap, interpreted and popularized by Angeline Quinto
– Kabataang Pinoy, interpreted and popularized by Itchyworms
– Pangarap kong Pangarap Mo, interpreted and popularized by Zephanie
– Unlove You, interpreted and popularized by KZ Tandingan
– Nasa Puso, interpreted and popularized by Janine Berdin
– Hardin, interpreted and popularized by Jericho Rosales
– Boom Panes, interpreted and popularized by Vice Ganda
– It’s Ok Not To Be Ok, interpreted by Angela Ken
ADDITIONAL SONGS TO BE INTERPRETED:
– HEAL, interpreted by various artists
– Kuwento Ng Alon (The Official Theme Song)