UE Fine Arts’ Buklod Sining Marks 25th Anniversary with Exhibit-Tribute to Filipino Women
Buklod Sining, reputed to be the first ever student organization of what is now the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD), marks its silver anniversary this year with a grand exhibit that pays tribute to Filipino women.
Titled “Pinaeba: Filipina sa Lahat ng Panahon,” the commemorative exhibit opens tomorrow, December 5, 2014, 6 p.m. at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery and will run until December 31, 2014. The exhibit, curated by Mr. Egai Talusan Fernandez, will feature various artworks by UE CFAD students, alumni and guest artists.
Buklod Sining is a group of artists promoting social consciousness formation through the creative arts and aiming to raise the bar of excellence in the field of arts with the support of the Buklod Sining Alumni Society and the University of the East. (More on Buklod Sining here: https://buklodsining.wordpress.com/about/)
Through “Pinaeba,” the participating UE Buklod Sining advisers, alumni, students, professors and guest artists aim to present Filipino women in distinctive aspects, highlighting their uniqueness and diversity in terms of place, generation, field of endeavor, culture and ethnicity. Furthermore, this explores the role of women in Philippine society who have gained more leverage compared to women in many other countries in elevating their status in society and in their fight against oppression and exploitation. The exhibit will feature paintings and sculptures, with Buklod Sining advisers, headed by UE CFAD professor Ronwell Jason L. Bacani, advising the participants on applicable styles, composition and medium according to their talents and abilities.
In the 25 years of Buklod Sining, the organization has nurtured numerous artists and many of its present members have a piece in “Pinaeba.”
The student participants are: Tricia Mae Abid / Marie France Alejandrino / Ralph Lawrence Ballesteros / Lorrydhell Banayos / Danielle Bernadette A. Banigoos / Shanayah Avriehl Bautista / John Allan Paul Calalo / Jaz Onize Calma / Justin Sisio Castillio / Jose Carlos Conde / Aletheia Cloi de Guzman / Paolo Nikko De Guzman / Aizel Joie Flores de Pedro / Alice Apues Deleonio / Arianna Ramon Delos Santos / Patrice Lynn Hollyn Cunanan Eser / Shaira Fetalcurin Falcutila / Rizzenellie Bo Fernando / Glenerie Joyce C. Forelo / Bayani Jemmeson Inco Galera / John Patrick Aznar Gañas / Marc Vincent Gatmaitan / Monica Kristen Q. Huelar / Jordan Patrick C. Joven / Diane Ang Kho / Aviegail Hamor Landicho / Karla Hazel Catalan Loso / Ralph Guiang Mades / Ian Manansala / Hans Jensen Salcedo Martin / Embee Joy Cabacungan Medrano / Gabriel Napilot / Chelsea Mae Dela Cruz Natividad / Lance Arvin Mamburam Nazal / Jose Paulo Ocampo / Manel Ong / Heinrich Ivan Pacleb / Erica Galicia Palaroan / Pauline Jaine Palita / Jocel Pangilinan / Rhuvajena Historillio Patiag / Alexandria Sacha Pilapil / Arnulfo Malapit Ragma II / Roan Santiago Ramos / Aira Danielle Abelinde Reyes / Danica Mae Reyes / Princess Mary Gallego Rudica / Marcelino C. Sanchez / Isabella Maria Briones Santos / Noahra Andrei D. Santos / Joshua Angelo Soriano / Renzo Alberto Suñga / Catherine L. Suzara / Franc Nedlloyd San Jose Talaroc / Rayson Paul Gomez Tancasis / Krizelle Aquillino Tiambeng and Maorene Zantua.
Participants from the Buklod Sining Alumni Society are Ace Luchico Aquino / John Rey Aquino / Redan Bernardo / Brent Carlo Y. Calma / Rigor B. Esguerra / Michael Ray M. Gonzales / Noel Angelo Izar / Russel Llarena / Daniel Dionisio Mejia / Christian Padilla and Renz Rubio Reyes III.
Participating as a guest artist is Aaron Cedrick Santos Manaloto, the Grand Prize Winner of the UE CFAD’s Sininglangan-Tres Inter-School On-the-Spot Ballpen Art Competition 2014.
The NCCA Gallery is located at 633 General Luna Street in Intramuros, Manila (beside Philippine National Red Cross). The gallery is open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Inquiries are welcome at the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office at 527-2192 local 512 and at the UE CFAD at 367-4572 local 502 and 362-3813.
(Based on a news release by Alexander Nicole P. Sabillo and Aletheia Cloi M. de Guzman)