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UE-contributed Painting Brings Art to MRT Commuters
By admin on July 23, 2012

UE CFAD College Secretary Don Amorsolo surveys the MRT North Avenue station space prior to installing his “Bridges” artwork in the morning of July 4, 2012.

A painting courtesy of the UE College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design has been turned over to the management of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), and is on display at the North Avenue station, northbound side, of MRT 3 along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue near the TriNoma mall.
CFAD-Bridges-Photo-22.JPGColl. Sec. Don Amorsolo sets up his quadriptych painting’s four panels.

The artwork resulted from a memorandum of agreement between UE and the DOTC-MRT3 signed by University President Ester A. Garcia, UE CFAD Dean Celino B. Santiago and the DOTC-MRT3 General Manager, Atty. Al S. Vitangcol III. This initiative is UE’s contribution to the DOTC’s efforts at placing works of art in commercial spaces, particularly in bringing art to the commuting public by utilizing spaces in MRT stations.

UE CFAD Professor Romano Macaisa (right) and MRT personnel assist Coll. Sec. Don Amorsolo in steadying the back areas of the painting.

The contributed artwork, rendered by UE CFAD College Secretary Don S. Amorsolo, was formally turned over to the DOTC-MRT3 and unveiled on July 4, 2012, 2 p.m.

Coll. Sec. Don Amorsolo poses with his painting, now framed and ready for installation.

Entitled “Bridges,” the abstract artwork is a quadriptych with metallic acrylic paints on canvas and measures 5’4” high and 10’ 2.5” long. Per Mr. Amorsolo, grandson of National Artist Fernando, his abstract painting signifies the metal qualities of trains and station structures: structure integrity, vibrancy and energy. The painting is also meant to attract train passengers’ gazes without their having to come to a full stop or intensively focus to appreciate, and can serve as a therapeutic respite after what is often a crowded and bustling train ride.


MRT personnel assist in mounting the framed painting.

The unveiling took place with Dean Santiago formally turning over the painting to Atty. Vitangcol in simple rites at the North Avenue Station as passengers passed by and glanced at the proceedings and the painting.

UE CFAD Dean Celino Santiago (right) and Atty. Al Vitangcol III, DOTC-MRT3 General Manager, unveil “Bridges” in the afternoon of July 4, 2012.

Architect-Dean Celino Santiago delivers the turnover speech.

Dean Celino Santiago, College Secretary Don Amorsolo, Prof. Romano Macaisa (far right), Atty. Al Vitangcol III (4th from left) and MRT administrative MRT officers pose by the painting.

Source: http://www.ue.edu.ph/news/?p=3108
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