CITE multimedia supervisor Brendon Baclaan is one of the 15 visual artists featured in the month-long exhibit called “Aninaw” (Glimpse) in Montebello Villa Hotel between January 5 and 28, 2018. The exhibit hosted pieces of art from homegrown artists of the University of the Philippines-Cebu Fine Arts alumni including Cebu’s watercolorist Bernardo Hermoso and visual designer Alexander Gocotano.
Baclaan has been a faculty member and prolific in-house designer whose works range from visual arts to multimedia creations. “Aninaw” allows us to take a peek into the artist’s soul with his prized piece, “Roshambo” (right panel), using oil as medium on a 32″x 42″ canvas. It is worth noting that ‘roshambo’ is another word for a game of rock-paper-scissors, a perspective on how Baclaan sees the world.
Other featured artists in the exhibit were Boyet Auditor, Brendon Baclaan, Emmanuel Iradel, J Roberto Olvido, Jeffrey Sarita, Jonathan Enad, Joseph Luna, Lino Venzal, Pepe Declaro, Pierre Famador II, Rainvelle Gemperoa, Sam Ryan Abenoja and Sergito Pautan.
Activities include live sketching, portraiture and caricature from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. From January 6 to 7 and Jan. 13 to 14, a t-shirt printing demo will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be face painting and henna tattooing, as well as printed t-shirts for sale on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibit. Admission is free.