FIL-CANADIAN ARTIST WITH AUTISM J.A. TAN TO EXHIBIT AT THE AYALA MUSEUM

(Manila, August 7,2013) — Artist J.A. Tan returns to the Ayala Museum for his second one-man show at ArtistSpace. The show entitled “On and On…Step By Step,” will feature new paintings by the Vancouver-based Tan, and will run from August 21st to September 3rd, 2013. His last exhibit in Manila was also held at the…

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Artist J.A. Tan Gives Keynote at International Association of Special Education Conference

J.A. Tan gave the keynote address at the opening of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. on July 8th, 2013. Below are excerpts from J.A.’s 25 minute speech,”A Part of…not Apart.” for which he received a standing ovation. At the…

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The Sketchbook Project

One of J.A. Tan’s projects this year was participating in “The Sketchbook Project,”  a collection of creative works in the form of sketchbooks that are contributed by individuals from around the world. You can view J.A.’s sketchbook “One Day…” by clicking on this link. His theme was “Travel with Me” and features pencil drawings. Here…

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News Flash! J.A. will speak at 2013 Int’l Association for Special Education Conference

The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education will be held at the University of British Columbia, in Canada on July 7-11,2013. Artist J.A. Tan has been invited to be keynote speaker at the event.  The Conference theme is: “The Bridge from Segregation to Inclusion…A Long Journey.” We will have more details…

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An Invitation to the Annual Christmas Soiree at J.A.’s Art Studio

The Annual Christmas Soiree at J.A.’s studio on Granville Island will be held on Friday, November 30th 5-9pm and Saturday, December 1st 3-7pm. The studio is located at 1650 Duranleau St. Granville Island (entrance is right beside the bright yellow awning of MAKE). According to J.A.: “All 6 artists on our floor are involved and…

J.A. Tan’s Painting “Victory” featured on United Nations Stamp

Mr. Tan describes himself as an artist with autism. Diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic child before his third birthday, J. A. aims to show through art how his mind works. J. A. was born and raised in the Philippines and is now based in Vancouver, Canada, having completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the…