A Talk on Philippine Art

Gugma Gaia organized an instant teach-in on Philippine Art History with students of Herminigilda Flores Gloria Memorial High School in Dumaguete City on February 7, 2016.

Students from Grade 7 to 10 were in attendance to learn about our own Art History – from Pre-Colonial to the 21st Century Contemporary Art. They were also introduced to the list of National Artists in the Philippines including the two art-bearers from Dumaguete City: National Artist for Literature, Dr. Edith L. Tiempo and National Artist for Film, Sir Eddie Romero.

Creative visionary artist, Raz Salvarita, did the talk on Philippine Art History – a brief immersion on art education highlighting the works of leading artists that shaped the creative landscape in the country.

With the support of the school principal, Mr. Claudio Sun, the teach-in was an effective contribution to inculcate arts appreciation among the students and support their desire to pursue the creative arts.

National Arts Month is celebrated in the Philippines every February pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 683 issued in 1991 with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as the primary agency for the development and preservation of Filipino art and culture.

For the month of the Arts, Gugma Gaia has been offering educational lectures and served as arts consultant for the Dagit Arts Fest: Celebrating Creative Communities – an Arts and Crafts Fair and promoting homegrown Music Culture and Fashion Design. The Arts Fest is led by the Provincial Office of the Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Oriental. You may visit their site: www.dagitartsfest.wordpress.com

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