DHVTSU studes win PNOC painting invitational

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


BACOLOR — Out of hundreds of college students who submitted painting entries, three students of the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) were adjudged among the 12 winners of the 2011 Painting Invitational by the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), landing them in the PNOC 2012 National Calendar.

The PNOC will also include the winning entries into their various promotional materials. DHVTSU president Enrique Baking said that the recent development has brought honor to the school and highlights the talent of DHVTSU students.

Christian Cuananan, Ed Christopher David and Angelo Nuqui, who are currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Architecture in said school, each received a total of P30,000 as prize in the said painting competition event.

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They were among the other winners from different colleges and universities in Luzon like Bulacan State University, University of the East and the Technological University of the Philippines.

The winners were personally chosen by artists Napoleon Abueva and Abdulmari Imao, both recognized as National Artists for the Visual Arts.

The painting invitational, with the theme “Gising Sining — A Celebration of the Young Filipino Artist” aims to develop and highlight the excellent and outstanding works of art of young artists. It encouraged students to submit their original, creative and artistic paintings depicting any subject matter to develop and express their artistry.

The submitted paintings were done in various mediums such as oil and acrylic.

“Mithi”, the painting entry of DHVTSU, shows that “in the hands of an innocent child lies a promising gesture of a good future, and with each stroke of paint is a symbol of his ambitions and dreams for a better world.”

Baking also lauded the winners for bringing pride and glory to the state university.

“DHVTSU, as a premier technological state university, shall continue to mold young, artistic and competent individuals who shall be able to help contribute to the progress and development of their community and country,” Baking said.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 10, 2012.

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