February 9, 2023

The University of the Philippines Baguio hosted two events devoted to arts promotion as the country observes February as National Arts Month.
The UP Baguio Library hosted the Baguio launching of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (CCP-EPA) on Feb. 21.
UP Baguio faculty members who contributed to the CCP-EPA were recognized in the program, which was also participated in by representatives of different university libraries in the city.
Aside from the CCP-EPA launching, the exhibit Kaledjo shiyay 2 also opened. Kaledjo shiyay, an Ibaloy for “come here,” is organized by the UP Baguio Fine Arts Program.
The art exhibit features works of alumni and current students under Certificate in Fine Arts and those taking up Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) of UP Baguio.
It is the second run of the exhibit with the same title, which was mounted as part of the International Conference on Southeast Asian Crafts and Folk Art in November 2019.
The exhibit, which bears the theme, “Filipino culture as depicted in contemporary art forms” was curated by a team composed of Fine Arts faculty Prof. Liza Ann Ilagan, Ides Macapanpan, and Ronald Dulay.
Mounted at the Darnay Demetillo Art Space of UP Baguio’s College of Arts and Communication, Kaledjo shiyay 2 runs until March 31.
Part of the event was the formal introduction to the community of new works of art installed around the UP Baguio campus.
The new murals at the College of Social Sciences and College of Arts and Communication, and art installations at the Oblation Grounds are outputs of UP Baguio Fine Arts students.
UP Baguio Fine Arts alumnus Silvino Dulnuan was also awarded a certificate of recognition for his contribution to the arts in Baguio City. – Press release