UNO-R Celebrates Arts Month

The University celebrates with the country the National Arts Month. In line with the celebration, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of External Affairs have chosen February 15 to be the launching day of the celebration with the theme, “Tali-ambong: Kita Pagabag-ohon.” (Arts: it will change us). The art exhibit of various artists of Negros will run from Feb. 15 to 28 from 8:30 to 5:30 pm at the Museo Rekoletos de Negros (UNO-R campus) and admission is free. The featured artists are: visual arts: Bert Berondo; Larry Guillema; Revo Yanson; Christian and Dr. Annabee Claur; Carlos Berondo; Joan Honoridez; Pablita Nava; Ana Mae Torres-Lacson; Ma. Lourdes “Melod” Chua; for mixed media: Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR ; Carlos Eduardo I. Legaspi, Jr.; Zard Saballa; and Fray Sarita. During the opening program at the President’s Hall. Messages about arts were shared by Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR, Dr. Carlos Eduardo Legaspi, Jr. and Mr. Bert Berondo. Legaspi and Berondo shared about art as an expression of the social milieu of the times while Fr. Gabinete shared that art is the one that expresses our relationship with others and with God. The celebration is in memory of one of the patron of local arts – Rev. Fr. Loreto Dacanay, OAR.

Dr. Legaspi; L. Guillema; Ana Mae Torres-Lacson; P. Nava; J. Honoridez; B. Berondo; Christian Claur; and Art Magalona

Before the opening of the exhibits, a poster-making contest was held and a grade 11 student bested the 14 participants during the 6th on-the-spot painting contest. Ms. Frenz Palomares of the Senior High School won the best poster and was followed by Paul Michael Genovate of the College of Education and Ismael Jallorina, Jr. of the College of Engineering won 2nd place and 3rd place, respectively.

The competition was judged by Mr. Bert Berondo; Mr. Larry Guillema and Mr. Christian Claur. The 6th On-the-spot poster making contest was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences led by Dean Annabee Magbanua-Claur and the English and Humanities Department headed by Mrs. Annaliza Montaño. Other faculty members present during the event were Mr. Fernando Flores; Dr. Chona Mascuñana; Mr. Joel Tambuson, Ms. Febe Quingco and Mrs. Shiela Menchavez.*