11/07/2012: 6th GUAM FILIPINO ARTISTS MONTHLY EXHIBIT
The Philippine Consulate General in Agana in cooperation with Guam Filipino Artists (GFA) opened its sixth art exhibit at the Consular Area of the Consulate General on 06 July 2012. The GFA exhibit for the month of July features University of Guam students, Mr. Andrew Gulac and Ms. Nyssa Galanto.
Consul General Bayani V. Mangibin (1st L) leads the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the 6th GFA Exhibit at the Consulate General. Joining him are (L-R) University of Guam President, Dr. Robert Underwood, featured artists Mr. Andrew Gulac and Ms. Nyssa Galanto, and GFA President Rolly Zepeda.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Guam’s Fine Arts Program and currently taking up Master of Arts in Teaching at the same University. He is an illustrator and aspiring animator. His works have appeared in local magazines and newspapers and can be seen in UOG files, blogs and websites. Art for him is a “creative expression of minds into the lives through visual elements from the soul without the use of language”.
Nyssa, on the other hand, is a BS Mathematics student at the University of Guam. She is a budding artist who specializes in watercolor. Painting is her passion and her family is one of her inspirations. She earned second place in the 2010 Congressional Arts Competition, a nationwide annual high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Andrew and Nyssa are the youngest and newest members of the Guam Filipino Artists.
(L-R) Consul General Bayani V. Mangibin, University of Guam President, Dr. Robert Underwood, featured artists Mr. Andrew Gulac and Ms. Nyssa Galanto , GFA President Rolly Zepeda, Taekwondo instructor and art enthusiast Mr. Noli Caluag and Batik Artist Ms. Judy Flores, both of whom served as GFS’s judges for the 1st Annual on the Spot Painting Competition held last June.