The University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos joins in the celebration of the Philippine Arts’ month. Believing that art is an expression of one’s vision of the environment, the university sponsored the art exhibition of Larry Guillema, a local but internationally known artist and a member of the Dihon Negros art group. His exhibits will run from February 11 to 20, 2016 at the Museo Rekoleto de Negros. His art medium are terra cotta in sculpture and oil and acrylic in paintings.

Among the artworks in exhibit are: (Paintings) Bag-ong Tuig; Bunga sang Gugma; Kasanag; Manlugayaw; Pagutok; Praise; (Sculptures) Layaly sa lati; Hudyat; Gugma; Paghimud-os; and Mercy.

Larry is a visual artist, stage performer and sculptor. He is considered as one multi-talented artist of Negros. He is a native of Isabela, Negros Occidental. He started to develop his craft at age 13. He finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts at La Consolacion College in Bacolod. One could see the beauty of the interplay of nature and culture in his artworks.

The exhibit had its formal opening last February 11 with the invocation being led by Rev. Fr. Loreto Dacanay, OAR followed by the introduction of the artist by Dr. Carlos Legaspi, Jr. A short message was delivered by the Guillema to the students. Mrs. Eva de la Merced shared to the audience her insight on the relevance of art in the contemporary society. Ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Fr. Dacanay; Fr. Abraham Latoza,OAR; Mrs. Del la Merced and Guillema. Also present during the opening rites were members of Dihon, Criminal Justice Education Dean Jasmin Parreno and Dean Sheila Arnibal of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and College of Education professor Remus Magbanua.

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