June 10, 2016




The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Philippine High School for the Arts


Opening reception: 10 June, Friday, 4pm


Exhibit duration: 10 June to 10 July 2016

Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby)




Balangay is a collective of thesis projects by incoming Grade 11 visual arts majors of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) in Los Baños, Laguna. The exhibit intends to celebrate passage, the journey of art students showing their growth individually and as a community through constructs and inquiries on beauty, nature, the power and frailty of cultural traditions, and the personas and personalities of negotiated identities by individuals
and society.  

Then too, Balangay is a complex of mediums and varied forays into materials and techniques, culminating into the thesis process as synthesis of research, conceptualization and studio development, where the students give form to their emerging statements and arguments on flux and the reconstruction of bonds within the Filipino experience.

The thesis project is the final requirement following the curriculum for visual arts majors from Grades 7 to 10. The exhibiting students of Batch Felipe de Leon-Lazaro Francisco belong to the first class entering the initial senior high school program of the PHSA in 2016. The participating students are Payb Biglete, Salve Dagñalan, Equia Dueñas, Asia Entico, Sofia Hurtado, Jude Macasinag, and Nicolas Puyat.