Lorenzo’s first art exhibit, First Impression, very impressive PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

The first solo art exhibit “First Impression” of Zamboanga’s ace photographer, Francisco “Paquito” Lorenzo, is an inspiring expression of art canvass. It is an impression of the beauty of the world he sees. A successful professional photographer for 37 years, he found another medium to express his feelings in the visual arts.

And what is noble of him, he is dedicating all the proceeds of his artworks to his alma mater, Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) High School scholarship fund. This is in tribute of his High School Batch 1961 celebration of their 50th alumni homecoming last December 2011.

Lorenzo used to be connected with the Bank of the Philippines as a certified public accountant and a college professor of ADZU and ZAEC (now Universidad de Zamboanga) before concentrating fully in the world of photography. He opened his own photo studio.

In his stint as a lensman, he received honorable mention from Canon Asia Photo Contest, awarded best entry in monochrome at the Manila International Photo Exhibit, and won prizes in the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Photo Contest (1st and 3rd places in the Regatta category and 1st & 3rd places in the bandoreal/festival category). His photo was also chosen by former Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Gonzalez in a photo contest sponsored by Kodak.

He uncovered his love for canvass under the tutelage of famous international artist Rameer Tawasil, and was encouraged to pursue his new passion by his wife and children.

This art exhibit is being supported by ADZU Alumni Office, Joy Anthony Ong, Fernando and Lorna Farol, Johnip Cua, Danny Evangelista Patrick Wee, Victor Wee, Lydia Lorenzo, Billy Sevilla, Antonio Wee Jr., Jeanette Lim Toh, Davao International Mega Gas Corp., Jeanette Lim-Tan, Rosario Lim, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Cabelin.

Among his sponsors are MH Business Ventures Inc., Chatime, Monterey, Magnolia and Meguiars.

View, appreciate and buy Lorenzo’s paintings at ADZU’s Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago until January 28, 2012. Be impressed!

We should use our talents for the glory of God out of enjoyment and appreciation for those gifts; also because we have a responsibility to use what He has blessed us with. (Romans 12:6): "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us."

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