As the schoolyear opens we welcome our Freshmen , and returning students back to the UP College of Fine Arts for the academic year 2011-12.
We open our new schoolyear with very high hopes for our students and so much enthusiasm for everyone to interact in the different learning environments where art and design can be fully expressed and experienced. We have a number of student scholarships available for those with outstanding academic credentials including the CFA/ENSBA scholarship which provides for an academic experience from September 2011-January 2012 at the EcoleNationaleSuperieure des Beaux Artes( ENSBA) in Paris.
We are proud to inform parents and students that we have a new multimedia classroom to further stregnthen courses in digital and computer art and design.
The Corredor Gallery, our academic exhibition space has also been renovated with new walls and lighting system. The flooring of the foyer has been upgraded, and this area be further improved as an extended exhibition space of the Corredor Gallery.
I take pleasure in introducing to all students and faculty this year’s incoming members of the CFA College Executive Board:
- College Secretary : Rey Concepcion
- MFA Graduate Coordinator : Leo Abaya
- Studio Arts Department Chair : JamelObnamia
- Theory Department Chair : Armando Burgos
- Visual Communications Dept Chair : Leonardo Rosete
I take this opportunity as well to announce the awardees of the CFA Professorial Chairs for 2010-2011. We congratulate these members of our faculty who have distinguished themselves with solo exhibitions and creative works last year.
- Tito de Santos Chair : Ruben de Jesus
- Alcuaz Chairs : Benjamin Cabangis
- AmorsoloChair : Neil Doloricon
- Diamond Chair : Leonardo Rosete
We can all look forward to a very exciting year ahead with a program of lectures from industry leaders, interaction with Visiting Professors and significant art exhibitions at the Corredor Gallery. On July 2, we will have as guest lecturer, Mr. Alan Whittaker who is a ceramic artist and the head of the Department of the Fine and Applied Arts of the Liverpool Hope University in the UK.He will be giving a lecture and workshop at the Ceramic Studio, where he will interact with CFA faculty and students from CFA and Ateneo. This will be a joint activity of Ateneo Art Gallery, the UP College of Fine Arts and the British Council.
On July 6th, an exhibition by Roberto Chabet entitled “Sitting Standing Lying Walking” will open at the Corredor Gallery. This show is the sixth in a series of exhibitions to open in and around Manila and Southeast Asia throughout the year. Chabet is know for his experimental works, ranging from paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, and installations made out of mostly ordinary and found material formalisms. Chabet taught at the UP College of Fine Arts for over thirty years. The exhibition will run until August 5, 2011.
A Conservation workshop to be conducted by Dr. Teresa Castellano from Italy will be conducted on July 18-22,2011 at the Bulwaganng Dangal at the Main Library. The activity is a joint collaboration by OICA (Office for Initiatives for Culture and the Arts, the Italian Embassy, and the UP College of Fine Arts.
We wish everyone a good and productive academic year.