Miriam College, in partnership with ArtisteSpace, Inc., a full service creative and events agency that specializes in Creatives, Institutional Events, MICE, and Set-Up services, recently launched what is possibly the first and biggest art fair event on this side of the metro. Titled, UnARThodox, the name comes from the term unorthodox to mean ‘contrary to what is usual or traditional.’
UnARThodox was held this February at the Miriam College grounds for three days. Over 100 art pieces were on display, featuring professional and amateur artists who exhibited and sold their art pieces for the duration of the event.
“We believe an art exhibit this big will be held for the first time in the northern part of the metro. The three colleges of the school is in full support of this event not only because we are celebrating Arts Month this February but also art along with innovation is a big component in the school’s programs from the basic to the higher education units. At the college level, we offer arts and design programs such as Visual Design, Applied Arts, and our newest, Design Education, a post graduate program jointly developed by Miriam College and Goldsmiths University of London,” says Dr. Trixie Sison, Dean of the College of Education. The other two college’s leading the event are Miriam College’s College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy and College of Arts and Sciences.
Renowned artists of different art forms such as Phillip Badon and wife Thelma Badon, Glenn Blanco, doctor-artists Ronnie Lim, Ral Arrogante, Alex De Castro, Paper Cutting Philippines President Badz Magsumbol, Caress Banzon, Norlie Meiban, Boysie Villavicencio, and the Association of Foot and Mouth Painters of the Philippine Member Jovy Sasutona gathered in this art fair to showcase their works.
UnARthodox also featured simultaneous seminars and workshops on Calligraphy, Portraiture, Paper Cutting, Digital Film, Digital art Production, Jewelry Making, Fashion, Design Thinking and Creative Process, Latte Art, Origami Making, Rubber Stamp Making, 3D Printing and more.