For months now, we at Where To, Baguio have been but mere observers to the many art exhibits that we have been attending. But for the first time, we took part in an art exhibit called “Vanishing Point”, spearheaded by students of the University of Baguio.
Different artists of different ages from different parts and schools in Baguio joined in and submitted their pieces to be displayed at Hardin, The Camp, even if just for a day.
They also invited renowned artists Bumbo Villanueva and Joey Simsim to share their experiences and give inspiration to aspiring artists who attended Vanishing Point.
Joey Simsim shared his humble beginnings and the importance of resourcefulness in creating art. He also gave an overview on what it’s like to make it as an artist in Manila, and how he transitioned into developing his contemporary art style. His most memorable words are, “if you enjoy what you are doing, you will always produce great art.”
Bumbo Villanueva, who has gained a reputation outside of the country with his sculptures, also inspired us with some insights on his life as an art educator to people of different backgrounds, including juvenile delinquents, the differently abled, cancer patients, rape victims, and the like. We will never forget his words, “life in itself is the sole source of inspiration.”
There was absolutely no limit to what could be submitted to the exhibit. Different mediums and different art styles were celebrated in this event.
And tada! Here are our pieces for our first ever group exhibit.
Quick shout out to Judge Fudge who actually informed us about the event! We also tried their new Ligaya flavor, and it is definitely a new favorite. Calamansi flavored white chocolate with grahams is absolute YUM!
Once the painting competition commenced, these young artists got to work on their little canvases. The only goal of the contest was to express oneself through art, so we really got to see different concepts and art styles like anime, surrealism, realism, and even still life.
In the end, first place went to none other than Daphne Legaspi, who we got to know a few months back. Her unique and memorable art style is what definitely made her stand out.
All in all, we congratulate the organizers from UB for Vanishing Point, which had turned out to be a fun and successful event. We look forward to more youth getting more involved in the art scene of our beloved city.