PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO
is a community arts engager: a socially engaged artist, curator, programmer, and educator. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, archive, collaboration, curatorial, education and public engagement as art and tool. He is committed to making art accessible for everyone, creating multiple opportunities for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. Central to his practice is inclusivity, intersectionality, and critical awareness through experiences and interactions with art. In 2015, PJ created Engaging Multilingual Students: An Educator's Guide published on artmuseumteaching.com. PJ is the founder and chief curator for The Filipino American Book Festival in Queens, NY. Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, PJ is currently based in Queens, New York.
IDA NOELLE CALUMPANG
is a self taught illustrator and muralist. She was born in Manila, Philippines and was raised in between the deserts of the Middle East and the tropics of Southeast Asia. Her cross-border upbringing has influenced her to explore themes of nature, dreams, journeys and whimsy in her work which she expresses through creating imaginary landscapes and curious creatures. Her illustrations have been published in literary folios and various travel, lifestyle and design magazines. Ida's giant garden murals have been planted in living spaces around Asia, Europe and the United States and she is one of the selected muralists for the 100 Gates Project in New York City.