Project Concept: “Stop Lumad Killings” mural making
The Fine Arts and Design department with its student organization the Art Society (ARTSOC) together with the senior students (BFA Advertising and VAD) worked together to support the call for justice in the recent killings of Lumad leaders. Their idea was to visually express a message of yearning for peace, right to education and end to militarization. St. Scholastica’s College has been brought in contact with the community through the Benedictine Sisters (OSB’s) in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur who made it their apostolate to assist the Lumads’ situation and needs. Thus, for the past few years, faculty and students of the Manila community would visit the town particularly the mountains of Han-ayan to bring goods and school supplies for the children and the ALCADEV school.
In time for the September 15/tuesday prayer service and noise barrage, the Fine Arts department engaged the students in the design and creative production of a project concept supervised by the Dept. Chair, Prof. Jokay and ArtSociety moderator, Prof. Mimi Santos. The creative process involved outline/mapping, digital imaging, speed up sketching and rendering using latex/acryllic paints on wood. The result is a 8 ft. x 16 ft. quadriptych mural. The mural is now displayed at the leon guinto street wall of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila.
With this activity, the scholastican artists /designers (ArteKolasa) has shown their strong support in the Benedictine community’s efforts not only in teaching indigenous peoples in caring for the environment through sharing seeds of native trees and other local products, but also standing up for their rights in time of need.