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Manila Times - - ARTS AWAKE -

TUDENTS who have a pas­sion for vis­ual arts found new av­enues to show­case their mas­ter­pieces through the sec­ond edi­tion of “Art for Ev­ery­one” a unique ex­hi­bi­tion si­mul­ta­ne­ously held in nine su­per malls na­tion­wide.

Held at SM’s Mega­mall, Aura Premier, Mall of Asia, Das­mar­iñas, Baguio, Clark, Cebu, Bacolod and Lanang branches, Art for Ev­ery­one fea­tured works of stu­dents from var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties, col­leges and in­sti­tu­tions.

While the stu­dents’ works were ex­hib­ited and sold dur­ing the

- fes­sion­als and ed­u­ca­tors also held in­struc­tive work­shops aimed at de­vel­op­ing cre­ative ideation as well as help un­leash the full po­ten­tial of stu­dents in vis­ual arts.

Among the fea­tured schools were the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man and Manila, De La Salle– Col­lege of Saint Be­nilde, Far East­ern Uni­ver­sity, Uni­ver­sity of Makati, Southville In­ter­na­tional School, CIIT Col­lege of Arts and Tech­nol­ogy Que­zon City, Uni­ver­sity of Rizal Sys­tem An­gono, Our Lady of Fa­tima Uni­ver­sity Valen­zuela and An­tipolo, Uni­ver­sity of the East Caloocan, I-Academy, Phil- ip­pine Women’s Uni­ver­sity, San Beda Chi­ang Kai Shek, Col­lege of the Holy Spirit Manila, Eu­lo­gio Amang Rodriguez In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Manila, Paref Woodrose School, Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines and Tech­no­log­i­cal Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Manila.

With a re­newed vi­sion to pro­mote pro­fes­sion­ally cu­rated vis­ual art­work rang­ing from paint­ings to mixed me­dia made by stu­dents, the art fair was geared up to hold more ac­tiv­i­ties for the stu­dents and their re­spec­tive schools as their art pieces in­dulge mall-go­ers.

“As stu­dents try to ex­plore their the art world af­ter school or af­ter go­ing through in­for­mal train­ing, they look for plat­forms through which to present their work,” says Patrick Flores, of the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Var­gas Mu­seum, and lead of the Art for Ev­ery­one team.

“This is an im­por­tant time in their cre­ative life as they come in con­tact with an au­di­ence and a po­ten­tially sup­port­ive public,” Flores added.

Fi­nally, Flores noted that the ex­hibit helps pro­vide a train­ing ground for these budding tal­ents.

“Art for Ev­ery­one helps pro­vide this op­por­tu­nity to sup­port young artists pro­fes­sion­ally and cre­atively, al­low- ing them to reach their au­di­ence and public and giv­ing them the chance to sur­vive in a very com­pet­i­tive art world,” Flores ended.

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