COLLEGE of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) alumni who won best thesis awards showcased diverse themes and processes in an exhibit at the Beato Angelico Gallery last Oct. 25.

The exhibit featured talks as well as workshops for fashion design, book and comic illustrations, production design, visual merchandising arts and exhibit photography, among others.

Dolly Ann Hernandez’s thesis, titled “Tris: Travelling the Circle of Life through Abstract Landscape Photography,” showed the beauty of Philippine landscapes and explored ways to improve a person’s mental state through photography.

Gianina Amoroso’s “A Place to Treasure Memories: An Advertising Photography for Las Casas de Filipinas de Acuzar,” celebrated the country’s heritage through the exploratory and cultural advertisement of Las Casas, the heritage site and resort in Bagac, Bataan.

Abel Iloco, the hand-woven linen from the Ilocos region, was the central medium for Bacs Arcebal’s “Inabel Nga Arapaap: Reiventing Abel Iloco,” a fashion-themed thesis. In the study, Arcebal focused on re-purposing the fabric into a contemporary cruise wear line dubbed “Harvest.”

Chinny Basinang, a former artist of the Varsitarian, re-animated “Urduja,” the princess-warrior from Pangasinan. Basinang produced an art book that featured new designs for the characters and the environment used in the original Urduja film, despite its pre-Hispanic context.

“The study was made to promote original Filipino content. It will benefit the Philippine animation industry because it will help increase awareness of people towards the animated films in the country to get the people’s interest and the support they need,” Basinang told the Varsitarian in an interview.

“Arcana” ran until Oct. 27 athe Beato Angelico Gallery.

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