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heARTistry: We think, We design, We create from our Hearts. ArteKolasa 2014

March 21,2014

The Department of Fine Arts and Interior Design presented four major exhibitions that kicked off last February 2014 under its umbrella event, ARTEKOLASA.  Timed to coincide with the annual National Arts Month,  the ArteKolasa event is now on its  6th staging having started in 2009.

“Reflection” : a VAD movement is a merging of two visual artists with one concrete vision to highlight the importance of reflection in various aspects of the life is this year’s opening exhibit by two young and promising scholastican visual artists at the gallery 2 of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Intramuros, Manila.  It opened February 5 and was on show till month’s end (Feb. 28).  This was capped by an artist’s talk by both exhibiting artists Diletta Legowo and Issa Raymundo on February12, 2014 before students and gallery guests.  On February 7th, the “Art and Soul “ exhibit of BFA 4VDC (Visual and Design Communication) opened at the Atrium of Glorietta 5.

This event is a display of various advocacy campaigns and promotions  featuring nine (9) creative solutions designed to address real life concerns.  Among these are “saving the sea turtle,” “animal welfare,” “women empowerment,” “modest lifestyle,” “waste management.” These campaign themes are consistent with Scholastican values and advocacies.

“The Bahay Kubo project” is Interior Design graduating class (BSID 4) thesis exhibition, on display from February 27 to March 30, 2014 at the Interior Zone of SM North Edsa in Quezon City.  The iconic dwelling’s evolution “from tradition to transition” inspired 6 different designs to render its simplicity and functionality to express contemporary modern style of living in a limited space.

“Deception” the furniture design exhibit by the BSID juniors (BSID3) opened last March 10 at the atrium of Glorietta 2.  It followed in the tradition of their previous offerings the ”Chairprise”, “Error” and the “X=8 Box” shows of 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.  These shows challenge the viewers to analyze and interpret  the various  concepts behind the designs.

The old Bauhaus adage “ form follows function” is very much evident in all these designs. The character of each unique concept design is what makes them challenging: an experimentation in furniture design that captures the imagination of our young Scholastican designers to create innovative furniture concepts that are out of the ordinary.  It’s simple and yet functional, the  unique application makes one wonder: “Why didn’t I think of that?.”

The month long celebration of arts month also featured VAD (visual arts and design) students creating the Nature’s Eye, a wall art at the Arts and Sciences lobby. Nature’s eye is an expression of visual arts and design students’ vision for peace and calm that comes with relating ourselves to water, air, mountain, skies and all creatures of the earth where we all belong.  Other presentations were the  “The heart of a Rebel”   by the Art society at the Sr. Barrion hallway and SSC open field, various art activities such as the “ Jazz up your Pants” and “El Rampa” by art appreciation classes held at the social hall, and the “Mirror of our culture” exhibit by the ID 117a  at the freezone.

Preparations are ongoing from incoming seniors as well as juniors for a bigger and better ARTEKOLASA 2015.

By: Prof. Jo Kayaban
Fine Arts & Interior Design Department