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Humanities prof mounts first exhibit

“Dreamweavers: Portraits of Women Across Cultures” opened on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 as part of the UP Visayas Gender and Development Program’s Women’s Month Celebration.

The exhibit features cubist paintings of women by Mr. John Ray Hontanar, a faculty member of the Division of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences. The said exhibit aims to celebrate the multi-faceted beauty of tribal women as T’boli weavers, babaylans, kalinga tattoo makers, Maranao dancers, Manobo women, among others.

Before unveiling the exhibit, Dr.Mary Barby Badayos-Jover, Director of the UPV Gender Development Program delivered a message on the importance of having an International Women’s Day celebration. Hontanar highlighted the role of feminism in achieving a just and equal society. He also said that men, women, and the LGBT should work hand-in-hand in destroying the oppressive tradition of silence.

“Dreamweavers” is open for viewing at the Humanities Exhibit Area March 31, 2016. (By: Enrique N. Legaspi III)

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