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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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