Since it began in 2020, ARTablado has become a platform where Filipino artists from different walks of life have been given a chance to showcase their works. It prides itself in being a second home for artists who want their creativity and artistic genius to be seen by a larger audience.
This much means a lot for any artist and indeed, to be exhibited even once is sometimes enough. So in “Kaleidoscope”, senior high school students of La Salle College Antipolo are making the most of the opportunity not to only be seen but experience at a young age what it is like to be part of a public art exhibition backed by Robinsons.
ARTablado presents “Kaleidoscope” will be on exhibit until March 15, 2023 at the Upper Ground Floor, North Wing of Robinsons Place Antipolo.
The students’ mentor Jade Alfonso Cabauatan, is a teacher who was part of an exhibition at ARTablado.
From my experience working with them (ARTablado), I have seen their passion and love for the arts,” he says. “They have been very generous in giving so much opportunity to not just professional artists but even the young and aspiring artists may be it from NCR or from far places.”
She adds that the theme “Kaleidoscope” comes from the Greek word, “Kalos” which means observer of beautiful forms.
“It can be interpreted in 2 ways,” she says. “The students as the observer of beautiful forms and the different ways the students view and make beautiful forms. The main piece that they will be exhibiting is a collaborative work where each student artist prepared a uniform 12”x12” canvas which are like puzzle pieces that will form the patterns like of a kaleidoscope when placed together with each piece representing their own view and outlook.”
For “Kaleidoscope”, the students who will take part in the exhibition are Martheson Aglipay. Sophia Cabugoy, Luis Carlos, Maria Briana De Pano,, Naomi Del Rosario, Aerin Chloe Evangelista, Henessy Gaffud, Linn Zae Galdones, Joyce Garfin. Aerell Jade Generoso, Ashleigh Gonzales, Vinnie Guevarra, Patricia Jamilano, Cindy Loleng. Gio Masankay, Connor Mcbain, Austin Padrinao, Steven Padrinao, Koleen Tojos, Zhang Yujia, and Alegra Samson (JHS).
The LSCA’s Arts and Design Track (ADT) is a program offered to Senior High School students who aspire to be professionals in the field of the Arts and Design. It is open to incoming Senior High School students who want to specialize in visual art and performing arts. The program started in 2021 with a similar program in Junior High School, the Special program in the Arts and both programs were established to hone and develop the talents of young Antipolenos and Rizalians.
The Apprenticeship and Immersion program is offered to Grade 12 students before they graduate Senior High School. This is part of the requirements mandated by the Department of Education. Its aim is to provide real-life experiences to Arts and Design Senior High School students and be work and industry ready.
Another collaboration work that they will be presenting is their Filipino identity plate, which consists of Baybayin calligraphy incorporated in the compositions painted using acrylic on canvas. These paintings are representations of themselves as how they view their identity.
Greek mythology, still life, and landscape paintings will be some of the works on display as well as sculptural pieces like ceramic mugs that they did on their Grade 11 class.