CCAD Convocation of Scholars 2022 Livestream

Welcome, scholars, faculty, parents, and friends to this auspicious day as we celebrate our students’ academic and artistic triumphs in this year’s CCAD Convocation of Scholars 2022. ✊🏼✨

CCAD Releases Schedule of Convocation of Scholars 2022

The College of Communication, Art, and Design is proud to announce the schedule of its convocation of scholars tomorrow, November 9th, at the Performing Arts Hall and online.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m, and it will feature keynote speaker Mr. Adeste Deguilmo.

He took up painting studies at the University of the Philippines Cebu and became a student of Cebu’s foremost painter, Martino Abellana.

After obtaining his diploma in 1986, he was involved in Advertising Agency for six years as a visualizer. In 1993 he helped organize the art group Cebu Artists Inc. and later became the group’s president.

He entered the teaching profession in 1999 and was a member of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of San Carlos until 2006. In 2000 he received a residency grant from the Federal Chancellery of the republic of Austria and stayed in Vienna, Austria for three months as a foreign artist in Residence. with the support of the Cebu Arts Council. As an output of his residency, he exhibited his works at the Kunstlerhaus in Vienna coupled with a homecoming exhibit in Cebu at the CAP Art Center

He also bagged two important awards in 1997 alone. First, he won the Gand Prize of the Letras y Figures, a national competition organized by Instituto de Cervantes in Manila. Second, he garnered the grand prize of the Land Bank of the Philippines Centennial mural painting contest.

In his prolific career as a professional artist, our distinguished guest speaker has mounted more than ten solo exhibitions and

numerous group shows. In 2010, he was awarded the 3rd prize for his work titled ”Flowers and Gardens” in the April-May issue of the International Artist Magazine. He was again featured in a major article in the same international art magazine in the August issue of 2018.

In addition, he won the Grand Prize in the Figurative Abstraction category organized by Kaalyado ng Sining, a National Painting Competition in 2012.

Furthermore, he was featured in a solo exhibition by Qube Gallery at the prestigious Art Central Hong Kong in March 2017.

Author of National Book Award Finalist REMAINS gave this year’s first lecture for UP Cebu Creative Writing Program Pundok Katitikan Lecture Series

For their first in-person event this year, Pundok Katitikan Lecture Series invited Daryll Delgado, an award-winning author, and professor, to discuss three crucial questions in the post-truth era last October 14, 2022.

Some of the questions that one must ponder include:

What happens when the distinctions between truth, fiction, and lies collapse?

Why do people coalesce more easily around certain fictions than around inconvenient truths?

How important is the moral imagination in helping us navigate current realities and threats of an erased history?

She also mentioned that her form of writing is her own way of resistance. Additionally, she also highlighted the importance of cultivating the relationships between publishers, writers, and readers, as this connection can save us.

The lecture series was formally opened by College of Communication, Art, and Design Faculty Marie Rose Arong’s statement.

“Public Humanities is not just about sharing knowledge with the general public. It is also about learning from them. So, I hope today’s lecture continues to foster the knowledge exchange that we imagined when we originally started this in 2018,” said Arong.

This was followed by a spoken word poetry performance by former Tug-Ani EIC and former VP of Tinta, Alvin Dave. The spoken poetry was entitled Sa Payah Sila Nagpahinga, a tribute to the farmers in Sagay City who were massacred last October 2018.

The lecture was attended by UP Cebu and CNU students.

Local Cebuano Artist, Bastinuod, was also there for a pop-up booth of postcards.

The event included a brief question and answer portion, a photo opportunity, and snacks.

An annual UP Cebu Creative Writing event since 2018, Pundok Katitikan provides spaces for Filipino writers to share. The second and last lecture for Pundok Katitikan will be on November 11, 2022.

Text by: Alyanna Nicole Lauzon, BA Communication I

UP Cebu Participates in Gabii Sa Kabilin 2022

The University of the Philippines Cebu commenced the UP Cebu Museum of Art and Culture’s soft opening as they exhibited different collections of artworks and cultural performances from various artists as part of the activities for this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK) last night.

The kickoff of the exhibit was initiated through the ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of the program that was led by UP Cebu Chancellor Atty. Leo Malagar, Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Hazel Trapero, Office of the Student Affairs Director Alena Macasil, and Jose T. Joya Art Gallery curator Jay Jore.

As part of the cultural performances, UP Cebu’s SayawE and Iskultura Dance Ensemble opened the presentations as they showcased their collaboration on their “Kahayag” dance production. A Balak performance was also staged by Jae Magdadaro and Ton Daposala.

Iskultura also performed again with their own dance rendition to the Sinulog dance and a song production was carried out by Daisy Rosos. SayawE also presented a hip hop dance performance. The set of cultural performances concluded as Icy Lumactud sang the popular Bisaya Song “Usahay.”

After the series of performances, the exhibit held inside UP Cebu’s Administration Building was then opened for the spectators and participants of GSK. Several artworks from different artists were hung on the walls of the stairway and corridor of the second floor of the building.

UP Cebu was one of the 20 participating heritage sites and museums in the annual cultural event hosted by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Culture and Heritage Unit along with its partner museums, cultural organizations, and local government units after a two-year hiatus brought by the pandemic.

The university is presenting three exhibits:

  • Katahum: Musings on Cebuano Arts, which is the soft opening of the UP Cebu Museum of Art and Culture at the Administration Building;
  • Pamantasang Halangdon: The School that Refuses to Die, which features the history of the university and a tribute to Prof. Madrilena De La Cerna at the covered walk, curated by Jay Nathan T. Jore and Greys Lockheart; and
  • The 46th Jose Joya Awards Exhibition, which features the artworks of the Fine Arts students of UP Cebu at the Jose T. Joya Art Gallery.

Aside from these, UP Cebu has also prepared some activities like cultural performances and film showing for the visitors.

Text and photos by: Ian Peter Guanzon and Kirstein Anne Pilongo, BA Communication II

UP Cebu Fine Arts Alumnus Launches Solo Exhibit

UP Cebu BFA in Industrial Design (2018) alum and UP High School lecturer Kenneth Gallardo opens his solo exhibit titled Eastern Celestials today at Neil Felipp Boutique, Cebu City.

“Kenneth Gallardo finds inspiration through life’s unexpected moments through experimentation of the humble coffee stain. As he explored through this medium, he fused watercolor and gold detail levating his work into something more than just the ordinary. One such detail can be seen through the paper planes as a symbol of dreams taking flight with every piece that he creates.

As his dreams take flight. he looks into the heavens and is reminded by the Chinese Zodiac of which he reimagined through this playful array of coffee, watercolour, and gold embellishments.”

Visit the exhibit every Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibition will run until November 4, 2022.

Investiture of the Second UP Cebu Chancellor

IN PHOTOS: Here’s what you missed in the investiture of Atty. Leo B. Malagar as the second chancellor of the University of the Philippines Cebu.

Photos by: Clifford Elisha C. Villaflores, BA Communication I

UP Cebu Creative Writing Program Launches Pundok Katitikan 2022

The first lecture on the series revolves around the concept of truth and power and the crucial role of fiction in the post-truth era.

Daryll Delgado, an award-winning author, and professor, will be the first guest lecturer of the said series.

Participants of the lecture are expected to express their creative ideas by honing their writing skills.

Text and photos by: Alyanna Nicole Lauzon, BA Communication I

Communication Faculty Leads Photojournalism and Video Editing Training

Annie Perez-Gallardo, a renowned local journalist of ABS-CBN and UP Cebu College of Communication, Art, and Design faculty member, spoke to some Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory (BJMP CCJMD) personnel about photojournalism and video editing last September 18 and September 29.

These seminars, which were attended by 36 prison custodial personnel, were part of the Jail Warden’s development programs.

Text by: Ian Peter Guanzon, BA Communication II

Photos by: BJMP Cebu City Jail Male Dorm

Winners of the 46th Jose Joya National Artist Award and Exhibition

Congratulations to all the winners of the 46th Jose Joya National Artist Award and Exhibition of the University of the Philippines – Cebu’s Fine Arts students!

1st Place:
Riva Thea Ingente
“Asa Man Ta Kutob?”

2nd Place:
Emerson Emrys Sojor

3rd Place:
Marie Nelle Valmoria

Densen Almeda
“Sayaw, Maglalantaw”

Aljun Alvarez
“Pawn Sacrifice”

Jyaryd Caol-olan
“Fragile Flexibility”

Vincent Pepito
“Iya sa Katawhan”

Jether Serino

Beverly Catampo
“Baybayon 2”

Kirstein Ipon
“Waiting for Relief from Pain”

Congratulations, mga Artista ng Bayan!

Established in 1976 with the help of Jose T. Joya, the annual Jose Joya Awards is a testament to the late National Artist Jose T. Joya who, as Dean of the UP College of Fine Arts in Diliman, played a major role in generating art and culture awareness among Cebuano students. Through the annual awards, UP Cebu Fine Arts students can showcase their works and creative prowess, and the winning student-artists are awarded cash prizes and medals for their achievements.

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the prestigious competition, providing a platform for young artists to use art as an avenue to shed light on societal issues and to continue the promotion of art and culture awareness within the locality of Cebu.

Research by:
Ghenesa Laguna Paulma, BFA Studio Arts III

Photos by:
Clifford Elisha C. Villaflores, BA Communication I
Annie Perez-Gallardo

Fine Arts Faculty Shares About Life and Death in Rites and Rituals Exhibit

In a society governed by norms and controlled by conventions, only a few are brave enough to talk about taboos.

Greys Compuesto, a Fine Arts faculty member of the College of Communication, Art, and Design, breaks this norm by discussing life and death through her artworks that are currently displayed in the Rites and Rituals exhibit at the Qube Gallery in Cebu City.

The exhibit display began last October 4 and is open to the public until October 21 on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 12 noon to six in the evening.

Lockheart shared three entries titled “A Thousand Cranes for Ryu”, “The Paradox of Death”, and an untitled artwork showing a bird cage in the running exhibit, which “seeks to explore collective and individual identities shaped by culture, tradition, religion, and society.”

In an interview, she shared that her entries had a backstory from 2012 to 2022.

“On the One Thousand Cranes for Ryu, I made those cranes in the hope of giving that to someone who is terminally ill,” she said.
The culture of making one thousand cranes is practiced in Japan, where gifting the cranes translates to wishing the person well.
The second work highlighted Lockheart’s sentiments that to embrace life, we also have to embrace death.

She also shared the inspiration for her untitled entry showing the birdcage, where she said that in her year of stay in Indonesia for studies, she learned the Javanese culture where birds are said to be spirits of their ancestors or loved ones looking for their home.

Beyond the context of the artwork, the beauty of rituals was also reflected in the techniques of sewing and the use of household textiles, proving that even the materials are witnesses to the stories the artist wants to tell through her work.

Text by:
Nico Booc, BA Communication II
Ian Peter Guanzon, BA Communication II

Photos by:
Greys Lockheart

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