Twenty-eight (28) UP alumni artists were invited to chronicle the Philippines history in 30 large-scale paintings. The participating artists who depicted the different eras of our local history were Adonai Artificio, Armand Bacaltos, Adi Baen-Santos, Grandier Bella, Benjie Cabangis, Ben Cabrera, Angel Cacnio, Romeo Carlos, Cris Cruz, Denes Dasco, Gig De Pio, Simkin De Pio, Vincent De Pio, Neil Doloricon, Norman Dreo, Amado Hidalgo, Abdul Asia Mari Imao, Ben Infante, Gigi Javier-Alfonso, Aileen Lanuza, Romeo Mananquil, Norlie Meimban, Julius Samson, Jonahmar Salvosa, Randy Solon, Michael Velasco, Jun Yee, and Janice Young.
UP Artists had consulted historians Dr. Serafin Quiazon and Prof. Ma. Luisa Camagay to help recreate the details that shaped the events in our local history.
|Martial Law in the Philippines by Adi Baen-Santos|
|Filipinos Unite to End Martial Law by Angel Cacnio|
|Ramos - Estrada Administration by Michael Velasco|
Restoration of Democracy Continues by Grandier Bella
The 30-piece collection is a brilliant way for students to learn the history of the Philippines by going over these artworks. Sining Saysay tells about our country's independence and political maturity. The Chinese, Spanish and American influences and its role in Philippine history were well-researched and accurately illustrated. This art exhibit represents a continuous, history source that spans across different periods.
The Sining Saysay exhibit at the Gateway Gallery is open to the public. These canvasses will eventually be transferred to its permanent home in the UP Diliman campus.
Sining Saysay is a great way to engage kids and/or students in a fun learning activity. Don't miss out on this pleasurable walk back in time.