An art exhibit labeled as â€œThe Start of Something Bigâ€ was opened last February 15, 2011 at the DLSZ Museum in the St. Mutien Marie Building.
Anthony Militante (DLSZ 2012) led the invocation that marked the start of the program. Inspired by the Beatles song â€œLucy in the Sky with Diamondsâ€, Mr. Rolly Delos Santos, Art Coordinator, delivered his welcome remarks.
Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC, in his inspirational message, quoted Pablo Picasso:Â Â â€œEvery child is an artist, the problem is how can we retain it when we grow up.â€ According to Br. Dennis, every child has limitless possibilities and their artwork is a product of the attention that their teachers have accorded them. It is the teacherâ€™s role to capture the childâ€™s dream and view it as a start of something big.
Before the exhibitâ€™s formal opening, the exemplary works of the Grade School and High School students were cited and given awards by Mr. delos Santos together with Ms. Ruby Ramos and Ms. Melissa Cruz, the Grade School and High School Principals respectively.
The winners from the different art contests received certificates and art materials donated by Ms. Rosanna Wang of Lyra Company.
Much to the delight of the attendees, Gabriel Atayde (DLSZ 2011), Paulo Mendoza (DLSZ 2011), and Patrick Limchoc (DLSZ 2011) rendered an acoustic performance of Michael Bubleâ€™s songs.
Anthony Militante and Kimberly Francia (DLSZ 2012), the Masters of Ceremony called Ms. Melissa Cruz for her closing remarks. She encouraged students to continue dreaming big; and for the teachers and art enthusiasts to support the young artists.
Br. Dennis, Ms. Ramos, Ms. Cruz and Mr. delos Santos led the cutting of ribbon to formally open the exhibit to everyone.
List of winners:
Category 1: On-the-spot Painting Contest (Grade 1-3)
1st Place â€“ Claire Joseph (3C)
2nd Place â€“ Mikhaela Avelino (3B)
3rd â€“ Joshua Langit (2C)
Category 2: On-the-spot Painting Contest (Grade 4-5)
1st Place â€“ Regina Legaspi (5A)
2nd Place â€“ Chara Amisola (4H)
3rd Place -Â Jaerin Yim (5B)
Category 3: On-the-spot Mobile-making Contest (Grade 6-7)
1st Place â€“ Therese Padilla (6E)
Jianine Cerrada (6E)
2nd Place â€“ Juan Paraiso (7I)
Trina Pagtakhan (7I)
3rd Place â€“ Anna Sarmiento (7B)
Andrew Militante (7B)
Category 4: On-the-spot Painting Contest (High School)
1st Place â€“ Ruth Gutierrez (SE)
2nd Place â€“ Carlos Quimpo (JA)
3rd Place â€“ Richard Mercado (SF)
Category 5: On-the-spot Sculpture Contest (High School)
1st Place â€“ Jamia Amin (Sr. C)
Pamela Cabuslay (Sr. C)
2nd Place â€“ Shanelle Santos (JI)
Celina Antonio (JI)
3rd Place â€“ Camille Manas (JD)
Elyssa Buenaventura (JD)