THOMASIAN alumni and invited artists captured the beauty of women and nature in the third installment of “Color More, Stress Less,” a coloring exhibit that opened last April 12 at the UST Museum.

Themed “Serial Kolorista,” the exhibit features the works of 32 colorists, including museum director Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P.

“Coloring brings peace and joy to a person’s life. We should never stop doing things that help de-stress us,” Abaño said in his welcome remarks.

Abaño’s work, titled “Celestial Beauty,” shows five colorful drawings of angels. “I enjoy the richness of silence when I am into a concentration of coloring,” its caption read.

Adult coloring books have become a trend especially among people seeking to relieve stress. Aficionados said they could meditate while enjoying the repetitive action of the hands while coloring.

“Coloring is my escape from life’s everyday stresses,” said Yvonne Marie Chua-Banks in “Flowers.”

Luisa Luningning Santos, in “Cool-Lay Fish-Da,” said “Coloring is a great therapy from my stress and a relief knowing I survived brain surgery.”

In “Women of Color,” Dahlia Mia Alaras said: “In the everyday grind of life, coloring has been a welcome breather, which helps me recharge myself and keeps me ready to face and embrace the challenges that ‘adulting’ brings.”

Other colored illustrations depicted religious icons and Philippine pride.

“Color More, Stress Less” runs until May 11.



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