Remembering The Ateneo and My Journey into Art
Throughout my stay in the Ateneo, I've only ever joined two organizations because of personal reasons. I loved the Heights org, for being so supportive of the arts and artists in the school community, and at the same time, all of them were really very accommodating people. My friend Walt Hontiveros was the editor in chief this year, and he did an awesome job of heading the issues with his experience. The other organization I joined, was Celadon; the Chinese-Filipino community filled with a lot of Xaverians and Icans among others. My friend Matthew Cua, who oversees many projects in the Ateneo Innovation Center, was also a big part of my experience with Celadon and some of its events and parties. The org also sponsored an exhibit of the Celadonean artists and my piece "Arisia" was among the showcase.
Being a part of the Humanities department also gave me much support as an artist. Dr. Beni Santos, the dean of Fine Arts arranged the opportunities for me to give talks on sculpture to the Ateneo Community at the new art gallery just last year. Dr. Vilches, the dean of Humanities, also gave me many opportunities to grow, such as arranging the Solo Sculpture exhibition with my works as the only one of its kind during the Humanities festival.