So, early yesterday afternoon, I was reminded by some of my students to go visit their exhibit at the Lobby of the Eastwood Mall Cinema in Libis. The name of their exhibit: PIKSUNARYO, and the exhibitors: nineteen MultiMedia Arts students from De La Salle – College of St.Benilde, where I teach. In fact, most of the exhibitors were in the very first batch of students I taught last January 2005. Among them: Nina Gianzon, Sharose Bandril, Van Salazar, Jhon Ong, Kat Santiano, Carla Clavano, Jerome de Guzman, Eleanor Tan, Jenny Wong, Isah Puzon, Monica Navarro, Rachelle Balancio, Melissa de Leon, and Margaux Soriano.
I was so proud of the output they were showing: photos, illustrations, websites, t-shirt designs, calling cards. And they were telling me the horror stories of putting the show together, plus all the different restrictions they met up with in exhibiting at a mall lobby. Some were telling me that there were people already willing to buy their artwork, and many were gaining new clients. I was thinking, this must be a fraction of what a proud parent feels. Ang saya ko para sa kanila!! Congrats, guys and gals.
PIKSUNARYO runs from March 24 Friday till March 26 Sunday at midnight, 2006
Beach section of the exhibit with photos by Isah Puzon & Monica Navarro
Exhibit space of Nina Gianzon
Pinoy pop culture by Ong, Mel De Leon, Kat Santiano, Tan, Jenny Wong and Sharose Bandril!
Multi-panel mobile by Mel de Leon
Jenny Wong is proud of her Ligo
While Sharose sleeps, we take pics
Kat, Jenny and Van play host.
Jhon Ong poses with his psychedelic blocks.
Mel and Nina demand a picture.
Carla Clavano’s bottled photos.
Rache Balancio’s t-shirt designs.
Rache Balancio’s t-shirt designs, part 2.
With Emong, Mel and Rache.
Lots of visitors at the Eastwood Cinema lobby.
With the Piksunaryo ladies.