The 3Cs of the Erehwon Café: CONVERGENCE, COLLABORATION, CAMARADERIE.
Visual artists including painters and sculptors, writers and poets, songwriters and musicians, artists in all other fields, art students, journalists and art enthusiasts can look forward to those 3Cs when they spend time with their friends and associates in this new place designed especially for them.
Erehwon Café opened its doors on Friday, August 1, 2014 to serve as a haven for artists and art lovers. Housed in the Erehwon Center for the Arts Building, the café shares the Center’s mission of bringing together the creative energies of Filipino artists and their counterparts in neighboring countries and around the globe.
It was the late theater director Behn Cervantes who first broached the idea of opening a café in the Center, stating that, “Artists and would-be artists need a place they can afford to hang out. They need to learn from the experience and from each other.”
Erehwon Café has a black-and-white color scheme, following that of the Erehwon logo. The café has indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate customers, visitors and guests. On the outside is resident artist Othoniel Neri’s mosaic of the Erehwon logo. Other decorations on the outside include two sculptures by Jun Vicaldo.
The indoor space is equipped with an upright piano and a high definition flat-screen television with surround sound audio installed for film viewing. The glass windows are decorated with sticker images of some special luminaries in literature and the arts, including Nick Joaquin, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Eman Lacaba, Behn Cervantes, and Alice Reyes. The café also has a photo of Guillermo Tolentino’s “Commonwealth Triumphal Arch.” Of course, there are also sticker images of Erehwon’s resident artists – Sipat Lawin, Talahib Peoples’ Music, Filmdogs, and the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra led by musical director Josefino Chino Toledo. Lastly, to go with the black-and-white concept of the café, adorning the white wall of the room are two of Dr. Reuben Cañete’s paintings, “RKC14G0423B: Astarte’s Elliptical” and “RKC14N0514D: Eagle,” both from his recent exhibit Kosmograpiya.
Erehwon Café is open for business from Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at No. 1 Don Francisco Street, Villa Beatriz Subdivision, Old Balara, Quezon City.
Zeny Q. Santos
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