Thursday, May 7, 2009
By: Christian Voltar Alcala aka The Guitar Saint
Last Saturday, April 25, 2009 we had an opening show of my art exhibit, THE ALCALA LEGACY MILESTONE OF THE MASTER in Vallejo with several guest musicians from California.
It was one of the exciting art exhibits that I had and I must say, one of the best. Refreshments and lumpias were provided by the best chef in the world, my mom.
Alcala Legacy Exhibit photo 2009
The artistic event started with the original songs of TANYA - a pop-jazz singer, songwriter, keyboardist from Benicia, CA showing her syncopated musical vocals and jazzed up songs followed by abstract musician METAZEN of Napa, CA, rapping his mind-boggling lyrics and artistic opinions.
Tanya pop singer and song writer
Rap artist, METAZEN Justin Howard
Group Photo: Justin Howard, a fan, Sherwin Arana, Lita Alcala, Christian Alcala, Jelly, Andrew, John Cordeta of Angelus, Mel Vera Cruz and Sherwin (sitting).
Coming from Daly City, CA is a Filipino rock-metal band MONKEY PUNCH,pounding their way from the underground music scene. MONKEY PUNCH delivered a powerful rock-metal music that deserves to be respected in the underground music industry, with their double-kick bass at a chimpanzee pace, gorilla growls, harmonious orangutan rhythms, and rocking like Tarzan that knocked-out the entire hall.
THE GUITAR SAINT with MONKEY PUNCH
Another band from the wine valley of Napa, CA, is a crunchy indie rock band,THE HELEN KELLERS, a three-of-a-kind talented musketeers. See no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. THE HELEN KELLERS were indeed a very talented band with high-induced adrenaline music that deserves a bottle of champagne on their unspoken revolutionary music.
THE HELEN KELLERS
THE GUITAR SAINT WITH THE HELEN KELLERS
From San Francisco, CA arises a Filipino rock band ANGELUS rocking with their melodic tunes with the intense combination of flora & fauna, creating a majestic relationship with God that unites all creation. ANGELUS is a champion in the hallmarks of life that soars and gives hope to the rock of the Earth.
THE GUITAR SAINT with ANGELUS
And I, THE GUITAR SAINT, THE PATRON SAINT OF CAMELOT,, played my original song "Don't talk about leaving" with my splendid 7-strings Ibanez electric guitar, producing unlimited decibels, high pitched octaves and chromatic dragon-volcanic scales at enormous speed that's as hard as a tortoise shell, rocking like an energizer bunny and roaring like a thunderous lion, with the endurance of a camel, strength of an elephant and the stamina of a horse that could withstand any tidal wave.
I, as a kid, admired Roman Catholic Saints like St. John Bosco, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, St. Martin de Porres, St. Dominic Savio and many more.
I believe in Peace, Justice and Freedom, and I believe that Love and Passion is a universal gift that unites all mankind.
THE GUITAR SAINT
Special guest artists and painters Sherwin Arana, Mel Vera Cruz and Kent Lawson showed their outstanding craftsmanship with artistic endeavor and unique styles.
Artworks of special guest artists Sherwin Arana, Kent Lawson and Mel Vera Cruz
The Alcala Legacy Milestone of the Master art and music celebration created an epic and a virtuous fusion of talented individuals that justifies the freedom of music.
KING ARTHUR EXCALIBVR
THE ALCALA LEGACY MILESTONE OF THE MASTER ART EXHIBIT 2009
“HALIK SA APOY” BY MASTER ILLUSTRATOR ALFREDO P. ALCALA
My father, Master Illustrator Alfredo “Pendragon” Alcala proved his excellence in comic art, illustrations and oil paintings unrivalled and undefeated, showing his international caliber with his masterful fountain brush art that is a testament of his milestone and prodigious achievements that rekindles the old flame burning, bringing light in times of darkness.
This is just the beginning of the Alcala Legacy Milestone of the Master art exhibits with live bands and high-spirited individuals.
So stay tuned for more events and shows.
The event is sponsored by Tire Tech and David Realty.
To see more about the art exhibit, read the newspaper interview.
Times Herald Vallejo
"Son keeps dad's art alive"
MABUHAY ANG MGA PILIPINO AT ANG MGA NATIVE AMERICANS!
King Arthur/The Guitar Saint
© 2009 Christian Voltar Alcala
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The genius of the Master Alfredo P. Alcala will be on display in the Bayanihan Center at Vallejo, California on March 14-June 13, 2009 featuring his novels and comic strips on UKALA the first Native American comic strips in the 1950’s which was made into a feature film in the Philippines.
UKALA BY ALFREDO P. ALCALA 1950's
His invention of the fountain brush made him even more versatile, undefeated and unrivalled, showing his global excellence and making the Knights of the Round Table proud and valiant.
Voltar and Ukala made Alfredo P. Alcala a true Master in the field of comic art and illustrations. His legacy is a Milestone and his exhibitions are prodigious achievements.
Karpintero Oil painting by Alfredo P. Alcala
He also illustrated several comic strips such as Prinsipe Amante, Guerrero, Ifugao, Kampanerang Kuba, Darwyn The Monkey, Kabibe, Prinsipe Ahmad similar to the Arabian Nights, Radji, Halik sa Apoy, Zombie, Nordik, Turbante Azul, Komando, Planet of the Apes, Tarzan, Swamp Thing, Infanta Judith, The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, Batman, Hellblazer, Barracuda, Robin Hood, Pamilyang Momo, Vendetta, Kondor, Shimajar, Okleng, Tres Ojos, Komando Ang Gerilyeros, Magic Bilao, Ulupong, Ang Kasaysayan ng Paglipad, Star Wars, Ultraman, Sherlock Holmes, Sultana Ranni, Odinah, Kontra Sindak, Ric O' Shay, Anaconda, Donya Geronima, Graf Spee, Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, Battle of Savo, Yamato and many more.
MOONSHOT THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO XII BY DC AGLE AND ALFREDO P. ALCALA
Alfredo P. Alcala is also the artist for the centennial anniversary of the illustrated book of The Statue of Liberty with actor Henry Gibson and the artist for Moonshot, the history of Apollo XII.
HALIK SA APOY by ALFREDO P. ALCALA and PABLO S. GOMEZ
Alfredo Alcala Jr. at the Star Wars awards
2007 · Honorary Member Star Wars 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, Philippines
2006 · Hall of Fame Award, Komikon Philippines
1998 · Nominated Hall of Fame Awards, USA
1995 · Sandiwa Awards, Los Angeles, California USA
1994 · 5th Place on the International Top Cartoonists in Comic Strip Illustration, USA
1977 · Inkpot Awards, San Diego, CA USA
1972 · Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards, USA
1963-1971 · 1st Place Awards, Society of Philippine Illustrators & Cartoonists
1963 · Top illustrators Asiaweek magazine
1962 · 1st Place Awards, Society of Philippine Illustrators & Cartoonists
1949· Fastest Artist in the Philippines
Alcala Fight Komix circa 1963
Alfredo P. Alcala oil painting
Alfredo P. Alcala art circa 1966
CHRISTIAN VOLTAR ALCALA
He studied at Don Bosco Technical College and at Centro Escolar University in the Philippines. He is a freelance artist, guitarist, musician and a song writer.
King Arthur and Camelot are his artwork and it will be on display in this splendid exhibition.
· He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Consulate General of the Philippines for his outstanding service and invaluable contribution toward the promotion and enrichment of Philippine culture and arts in conjunction with the celebration of Philippine Arts Festival in February 2007.
MEL VERA CRUZ
"Art is my way of life. It makes me sane, feeds me, nurtures my soul. It makes me proud and humble at the same time. Art makes me think and read. It makes me stand out from anybody else, like a rock star. It can make me outside of society and be part of the community".