Young artists from the Baguio City National High School – Special Program in the Arts Friday unveiled their artistic works at the city owned arts facility right across their campus.
BCNHS – SPA head teacher Francis Lumiwes thanked their student artists in coming up with creative works from literature, sculpture, painting and even media art or photography in the event that has been a partnership with the Baguio Museum.
Lumiwes said Ed-eddoy: Art Blessings Toward Resiliency, the title of the exhibit, is an Ifugao or Kiangan term meaning blessing which has been what the 800 plus students of the special program have.
Their works are now being showcased in the exhibit where they are joined by their classmates from the musical side and dance which were witnessed by national artist Kidlat Tahimik and Baguio Museum curator Estella de Guia.
The BCHS rondalla ensemble amazed Kidlat Tahimik and older guests including councilors Leandro Yangot, Jr. and Elmer Datuin, speaker and BCNHS’s new principal Whitney Dawayen, among others, with their take on popular Beatles tunes including John Lennon’s Imagine as well as Cordillera traditional songs like Salidummay and Layad.
Lumiwes said the creative works come from the media arts or photography under mentors Estelito Mendoza and Roderick Ulep, the literary arts under Cherrie Malucay and visual arts group of Ben Ebanio and Jocel Naniong.
Sakura Alangui said that their literary works are short stories and anthologies, as she shifts to another art expression from painting which she learned from father Ged. The father, who was a member of the artists which made the biking mobility mural along Legarda Road, was present, proud of his daughter’s works.
Part time photographer Ren Munoz was also a “stage father” as he proudly checked on the photos of daughter Eowyn.
Yangot, who helped stage the event, urged the audience as the country celebrates the art month to visit a gallery or museum, be creative by being involved in any of the art form or support creatives.
Yangot will be working with Lumiwes and the BCNHS SPA for the staging of the first Baguio Educational Art Festival that starts February 4. He said that workshops in guitar and singing, painting, photography, dancing, theater, film making, among others will be done on weekends this month.
The competitions will be held on March 4 and 5 which will also be an art fair and the awards on March 11. Pigeon Lobien