HULAGWAY exhibit at CU Art Gallery Museum of Three Cultures

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Mr. Nicolas Aca opened his first solo exhibit last February 16, 2018 at the CU Art Gallery, entitled “HULAGWAY” featuring wood portraits of Cagayan de Oro Schools Division Superintendents from 1953 up to the present.

The event was celebrated and attended by Capitol University(CU) President Atty. Casimiro Juarez Jr., CU Executive Vice President  Dr. Fe R Juarez, Cagayan De Oro City Tourism Chair Dottie Pabayo, Department of Education Regional Director Allan Farnazo, and Dr. Jonathan dela Peña, along with Mr. Aca’s honored guests.

According to thegallery notes written by Kristian Ian Sulmayor, the exhibit is “a tribute for the People behind the efforts and success of our City’s Educational evolution. And as one of the Commissioners of Cagayan de Oro Historical and Cultural Commission, the artist finds it obligatory and essential to use his skill for historical preservation.”

The medium of these portraits were from wood relief. It was carved using chisel and router. The artist carefully exposed the specific parts to fire resulting to creating a shadow-like effect which gives life to the portraits.

The superintendents featured in the exhibit were the following: Benito Gatal (June 1, 1953-June 30, 1954), Liceria B. Soriano (July 1, 1954-December 31, 1954); Crisogono Z. Abejo (June 27, 1966-August 2, 1970); Raymundo V. Aldana (September 1, 1970-September 22, 1972); Cesario A. Balintag (September 23, 1972 – July 31, 1975); Teodoro P. dano (August 1, 1975 – 1977/ January 3, 1978 – April 6, 1986); Atty. Domingo L. Martinez, PhD (1977-1978); Eden G. Afdal (1978-1980); Esteban C. Sarmiento (May 1,1983 – June 26,1986); Sol F. Matugas, Ed.D (July 1, 1986-August 17, 1993); OIC Manuela G. Magtajas, Ph.D (August 18, 1993 – February 7,1994); Antonio L. Intong (February 8, 1994 – February 14, 1995); OIC Lourdes C. Pabayo (February 15,1995 – January 17, 1996); Rosemary P. Gellor PhD (January 18, 1996 – October 1, 2001); Sinforosa A. Guiñares PhD ( October 2, 2001 – September 10, 2003); ElenitaT. Martinez Ed.D ( September 11, 2003 – July 18, 2004); Isabelita M. Borres PhD (July 19, 2004 – November 27, 2006); Lourdes G. Tolod PhD (July 9, 2007 – February 18, 2008); OIC Fely T. Yu ( February 18, 2008 – June 8, 2008); Myrna S. MotoomullEd.D (June 10, 2004 – March 31, 2012); Elena M. Borcillo ( September 1, 2012 – January 2, 2018); Jonathan S. Dela Peña, PhD (January 3, 2018 – present) and Dr. Allan G. Farnazo PhD, DepEd-10 Regional Director.

HULAGWAY exhibit runs from February 16 – March 16, 2018, a one month exhibition at the CU Art Gallery.

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