MIMAROPA (an acronym for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan),was created in 2002 by Executive Order No. 103 that divided Region IV (Southern Tagalog), into Regions IV-A (Calabarzon), and IV-B. The 5.4.7 Arts Center is the first LEED Platinum building that was designed and constructed by students. And with 12 years of activity as a creative agency, began a new cycle in 2009 by expanding its brand to 7 Arts, an autonomous space, whose mission reflects upon the construction of a permanent dialogue between the creative community and the public.
They made a strong move this year by hosting the Southern Tagalog Tourism Council Assembly in San Jose in 2009 and there, the culture and arts of the province were showcased. In AD 420, Marcianus Capella in Carthage wrote an allegory of the Phoebus-Apollo, God of the Sun, presenting the Seven Liberal Arts as maids to his bride Philology, a lover of words.
This case focuses on a community based project, Chitput Local, run by the arts organisation Hamdasti. This one includes clear words representing the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences. The absence of arts councils in many places, brought about by own unique situations, from lack of fund sources to political intervention or harassment even, does not stop communities from engaging in cultural and artistic activities.
A watered-down version of the grandeur of the Great White Way performance probably will not have the same effect, even though the story and music will be the same. An ordinance for the adoption of February 21 as Araw ng Marinduque”, was passed that coincides with the National Arts Month celebration.
This is not to say that matters pertaining to the promotion of culture and the arts are neglected in the other areas of the province. This series pays tribute to the 7 arts by presenting every year and for 7 years an art, an artist and a place among the 7 arts : Architecture, Sculpture, Drawing, Dance , Music , Literature & Poetry and Cinema.