July 19, 2018, 4:09 am
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Carlos P. Valino Jr. lives on

Here is an announcement and invitation from Prof. Paul Quiano of the UP College of Fine Arts.

There will be a Carlos P. Valino Jr. Retrospective Exhibit entitled “Obra ni Val”  to be held at the Jorge Vargas Museum in UP Diliman from May 12 - June 13, 2017.

Professor Valino, or Val among his colleagues at the UP College of Fine Arts, died in Feb. 2008, seventeen years after he retired; and after 33 years of service at the University.

The Exhibit includes a lifetime collection of works, some of which have never exhibited. His capacity to teach through his masterful work lives on. Through this exhibit, Prof. Valino’s re-enters  the Philippine art scene (posthumously).

It is the wish to this exhibit’s organizers that a wider audience will find the time to view and enjoy the exhibit and eventually contribute in the caring for these works for posterity.

Prof. Valismo’s family, the UP College of Fine Arts, and his friends believe that the body of work available thus far, deserves recognition and display in the public arena.  It is an opportune time when true artistic skill and talent may be undermined by

the conveniences of the technological age.

Prof. Valino’s exemplary work founded on sheer perseverance, genuine and resolute interest to achieve a certain excellence of execution in this field merits attention.  The fading of an era and with it the values of a generation’s mentality comes to

pass but need not be forgotten. Sound foundations are still the pillars of great art.

The basic skill and raw talent honed to maturity in Valino’s art is an artistic process in itself.  For the many students, fellow artists, teachers, patrons and friends touched by his life and work it is a fitting opportunity to honor the contributions of a
beloved mentor.

Ummmmm. This exhibit truly sounds like a must-see!

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Just yesterday, the officers of the UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association met with some members of the JCI – Manila, the premiere leadership development organization where young men join to become better leaders.

The JCI – Manila has a project – the Smokey Mountain Baseball Project (SMBP) which introduces and encourages the youth of the area to participate and enjoy the sport of baseball.

SMBP has been a joint project of both JCI Manila and JCI Tokyo for 6 years. In the past, JCI Tokyo have been bringing Japanese baseball legends to coach and teach kids of the Smokey Mountain in Manila City.

This year, JCI Manila and JCI Tokyo looked to aim higher by bringing

the best Smokey Mountain Baseball players (aged 12 to 16) to Tokyo on August 18 to 21.

Through this project, the JCI – Manila hopes to inspire the children “to be their best”.

If you have any inquiries on how you can help in this project, you may contact the JCI Manila Clubhouse at +63-2-525-6792.

Enjoy this weekend as much as you enjoyed the last!
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