On a sunny May day, the General Education department of Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) held a remarkable Art Festival that captivated the senses and ignite a passion for creativity. Entitled “La beaute qui parle sans monts” (the beauty that speaks without words), this event provided a platform for the students to showcase their artistic talents and delve into the abstract journey of self-discovery. It was an inspiring celebration of art appreciation and understanding the self.
The focal point of the festival was the exhibition of paintings created by second-year students from various degree programs. These young artists, many of whom were amateurs, poured their hearts and souls into their works, resulting in an awe-inspiring display of creativity. Each brushstroke and color choice served as a unique expression of their innermost thoughts and emotions.
Led by the passionate and dedicated Ms. Chloie Viktoria Yzabelle Ponce, a student of B.S. Legal Management, the students took charge of organizing the event themselves. Under the watchful eye of Dean Jaime G. Ang, preparations for the festival unfolded flawlessly, creating an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement.
As visitors, including students, academic and non-academic personnel, embarked on a journey through the exhibition, they were greeted by a visual feast of artistic exploration. The titles and captions accompanying the artworks added an extra layer of depth, offering glimpses into the artists’ inner worlds. It was truly a testament to the power of arts as a means of self-expression and self-discovery.
MLQU’s unwavering support for events like this stems from its commitment to promoting a healthy life-education balance and recognizing the importance of emotional and mental well-being. As a student-centric educational institution, MLQU understands that academic instructions alone is insufficient; it must be accompanied by initiatives that nurture holistic development.
Dean John Joseph Fernandez, the esteemed Chairperson of the Academic Council, graced the opening of the festival, further emphasizing the significance of the event. His presence served as a reminder of MLQU’s commitment to fostering an environment where students are supported, valued, and empowered to thrive.
Guiding the students through their artistic endeavors was Professor Jeff Ronald Rante whose expertise and guidance helped shape their artistic expressions. His mentorship not only ensured the technical quality of the artworks but also encouraged the students to explore their unique artistic voices.
The Art Festival at MLQU was more than just a showcase of talent; it was a celebration of the human spirit and the boundless possibilities of creative expression. The students’ artworks were a testament to their resilience, passion, and desire to embark on an abstract journey of self-discovery. It was a day that reminded everyone in attendance of the transformative power of art and its ability to touch hearts and souls.
As the festival came to a close, visitors departed with a renewed appreciation for the arts and a deeper understanding of themselves. The event served as a catalyst for self-reflection and encouraged all who attended to embrace their own creative potentials. MLQU’s commitment to nurturing the holistic development of its students through initiatives like this ensures that the university remains a beacon of inspiration and personal growth.
In the end, “La beaute qui parle sans monts” was not merely an art festival, but a celebration of the beauty that lies within each and every one of us. It reminded us that through art, we can find solace, express our deepest emotions, and embark on a lifelong journey of self-discovery. MLQU’s commitment to fostering a supportive and empowering environment will undoubtedly continue to nurture the creative spirits of its students and inspire future generations of artists to boldly explore the depths of their souls.