By Rhobie A. Ruaya
The Silliman University (SU) 7th Horace B. Silliman Annual Art Exhibitions presented by the SU Cultural Affairs Committee and College of Performing and Visual Arts (COPVA) Fine Arts Department officially opened last March 4 at Silliman Hall.
Fine Arts Department Head Yvette Kim said that the annual exhibit showcases a compilation of chosen artworks of both art majors and art appreciation class students.
The exhibit includes a main section that shows different forms, sculptures, and paintings. Various spaces of video art which are composed of three clips and digital art with six animation clips are also highlights of the exhibit.
During the opening program, Kim announced the plan to build the University’s Gallery.
According to W Don Flores, a faculty member from the Fine Arts Department, the gallery serves as the “very first space in Dumaguete and surrounding areas dedicated to contemporary visual arts exhibition and discourse. It is also a space to display SU’s art holdings for public view and to “strengthen the department’s curriculum.”
The construction of the University’s Gallery will start this year. The College of Engineering and Design Architecture Department is holding a competition for the design of the gallery. The best design will be used as the official design of the gallery.
SU President Ben Malayang III and COPVA Dean Elizabeth Susan Suarez led the ribbon cutting of the event.
The exhibition was a collective effort of the faculty of the Fine Arts Department and the students. W Don Flores, Ramon Del Prado, Irma Lacorte and Kim were the facilitators of the show.
Stickers and t-shirts designed and made by students are also for sale at the Silliman Hall. The exhibit is ongoing until March 18.