Science, CFAD mount exhibit “Expression of Faith through Excellence in Science and Art”

The College of Science, in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts and Design, mounted a painting exhibit and competition celebrating Faith and Science through Art. The art showcase was anchored on the theme of the 2026 centennial of the UST College of Science “Expressing our Faith through Excellence in Science”. 

The exhibit showcased paintings submitted by members of the Thomasian community. A total of nine entries from the alumni category and twenty-six from the student category were exhibited at the lobby of the Main Building from March 18 to 23, 2024, and vied for the top prizes for both the professional and student categories. The judges include contemporary artist Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago, MFA, Academician Prof. Emeritus Fortunato B. Sevilla III, Ph.D., and Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP, EHL. The competition was generously supported by Ms. Pinky Pe-Tobiano of BS Chemistry class of 1992 who donated PhP 50,000.00 for the winning entries. The following were declared winners of the painting competition:

Alumni Category

1st Place – Gift of the Weak by Jerrick Prince Julian

2nd Place – Crosses in the Micro by Eric Mendoza

3rd Place – Coexisting by John Augustine Abiad

Student Category

1st Place – Lord sana gumaling na si Mama… Amen by Juan Miro Magbuhos

2nd Place – St. Albert the Great by Mividia Mae Aguirre

3rd Place – Genesis I by Yvette Kathryn Bala

The opening of the exhibit last March 18, 2024, was well attended by students, alumni and faculty of the College of Science and College of Fine Arts and Design. It was an opportunity for the community to view artworks which focused on the interplay between faith and science as interpreted by Thomasian artists. 

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Fine Arts alumnae who joined the exhibit pose with Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago, MFA who served as one of the judges of the competition, Dean Papa and Asst. Prof. Pedro Felix G. Garcia II, MFA Chair of the Painting Program of the College of Fine Arts and Design 

Science Regent Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP and Dean Dr. Rey Donne Papa are joined by Dr. Jennifer Aguilar, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design during the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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