By Hannah Patricia Abril | News Writer
Vol. XCI No. 18
Mar. 6, 2020
Senior Fine Arts (FA) students showcase their artworks at the semestral art exhibit, last Feb. 28 at the Ariniego Art Gallery.
The exhibit features the artworks of graduating FA students as a part of the culmination time of their program and other works from the lower levels as well.
According to Prof. W Don Flores from the College of Performing and Visual Arts, the exhibit is the result of the seniors’ year-long thesis.
One of the graduating students, Anch Montecalvo, focuses on the issue of overconsumption of clothes, utilizing second-hand garments from donations and ukay-ukay.
“In my thesis [I talked] about the over-consumption of clothes, like why people always disregard or discard clothes even though it is still useful. So that is what I’m trying to communicate with my viewers,” said Montecalvo. “It is part of my work and statement that we should practice sustainability.”
Ysiniah Barte, another FA senior student, showcased her thesis art through the use of books, it was said that an average of 70 secondhand books was utilized.
“It’s about text and texture and how do we really read a book. How we experience text in a lot of different ways.” Barte stated.
The art exhibit is an integral part of the FA student’s training to connect their work to the public.
“You need to allow your work to go out into the world and that’s a big important factor. Because lots of places would just do workshops and teach their technique, but the training here has to include this portion.” Prof. Flores said.
The exhibit opens at 4 p.m. until the week before graduation. The senior students will man the venue on weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. It will also open during graduation day to let the parents see the student’s artworks.