Latest News List Renowned Art historian John Silva to grace Ateneo’s Nat'l Arts Month Celeb

Art curator John Silva, executive director of Ortigas Foundation and former senior consultant of the National Museum, will walk his audience down memory lane as he talks on MEMORIES OF ZAMBOANGA AND MINDANAO PAST on February 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM at the Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Salvador campus, La Purisima St.

Silva’s presentation is one of the events lined up for AdZU-Ateneo Center of Culture and Art’s celebration of National Arts Month, with the theme, Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining (Harvest of the Arts, Flame of Art). 

The National Arts Month celebration at AdZU opened February 12, with “ANI NG SINING: A Visual Arts Exhibit,” featuring works by student artists of AdZU side-by-side with “Postcards from High Country” showcasing the paintings of local artist Mijan Jumalon. 

Kiko Miranda, ACCA director, reported that there has been an increased interest and participation among students in this year’s National Arts Month festivities which on the local front, celebrates the richness of Zamboanga’s artistic, cultural, and historic heritage and the boundless creativity of Zamboangueños.

 

“We are happy that student artists come to our Center and help us organize events for National Arts Month.  We hope na dadami at dadami pa ang susuporta sa activities ng Center,” Miranda enthused. 

Other activities in the line-up include CINEMA ATENISTA: One-minute Smartphone Film Contest, ALAB NG MUSIKA: A Songwriting Contest, and to cap the celebration, ALAB NG SINING: The Culminating Concert and Awarding Ceremony on February 24 at 4:30 pm at the BC Quadrangle in Salvador campus, La Purisima St.

The annual celebration of National Arts Month began in 1991 with Presidential Proclamation 683 declaring February as National Arts Month. It is held to highlight the bounty of artistic endeavors in the Philippines and the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers.


For more information, like ACCA’s Facebook page (fb.com/adzu.cca) or contact ACCA at (062) 991 0871 local 4300 / 4301. (ACCA and University Communications Office)


Photos from the Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts.

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