• Young artists come together through ‘Ngiti’

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    JAV Talent Unlimited Foundation Inc., in cooperation with Bravo Filipino Magazine and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, will conclude its second painting contest with culminating exhibition entitled Ngiti in its continued effort to inspire and support Filipino visual art students. The exhibit opened at the NCCA Gallery on March 7.

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    In the said event, the artists were challenged to capture the essence of Filipino human quality as expressed through smiles. The humaneness of the Filipinos, as a whole, as expressed through compassion, friendliness and positive outlook is at the higher end of the spectrum.

    The theme Ngiti was selected by the foundation in support of the “Calidad Humana” project which seeks to preserve this irreplaceable cultural quality as the Philippines advances in modern society.

    It generate a lot of enthusiasm among college students with over 400 entries from 14 colleges and universities around the country namely, the University of Santo Tomas; Far Eastern University; FEATI University; Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology Institute; University of Rizal System-Angono; Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology; Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Bulacan State University; First City Providential College; University of the Assumption; Rosario College of Business, Arts and Tourism; Southwestern Institute of Business and Technology; and Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.

    Ngiti will be on view at the NCCA Gallery until March 29.

    NCCA Gallery is found at 633 Gral. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Weekends and holidays by appointment. For more information, contact JAV Talent Unlimited Foundation’s Elizabeth Victoria at 0927-9945535 or theo.arnold@gmail.com.

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