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words by AMILLAH RODIL
photography by ANTON SHEKER
NEW YORK — Filmmaker and sculptor Antonio Arturo Sescon was presented at a reception entitled “DreamImages” on December 27, 2007 at the Philippine Center. In attendance were Consul General Cecilia Rebong, Ambassador to the U.N. Hilario Davide Jr., Mrs. Virginia Davide, artists and friends, including noted musician Rey Lauron.Sescon’s sculpture portrait of Fr. Joseph Marabe was unveiled at the event that featured a slideshow of sculpture and films he has worked on, as well as photo images displayed at the Lobby.
Iligan-based Sescon, known as Jojo, has worked with well-known sculptor Julie Lluch on several major projects in the Philippines, including monuments of Manuel Quezon, Carlos P. Romulo, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Cayetano Arellano, and Jose Abad Santos, Evelio Javier Jr., Ninoy Aquino, Doy Laurel, St. Ignatius Loyola, and others. On his own, he has completed works including a Tribute to O’Keefe, a sculpture portrait of Pacificador Lluch and bas-relief of St. La Salle. A veteran newspaper photographer, Sescon later went into filmmaking, in which he won recognition as director, cinematographer and editor for works on social and environmental issues, such as “Think Like a Mountain” and “Bitter Sugar.”
His film “Yuta, Earth Art of Julie Lluch,” was awarded Best Short Film by the Film Academy of the Philippines, Urian, NCCA(Nat'l Council for Culture and the Arts, Kritika and Gawad CCP, and was the Philippine entry to the students’ Oscars.
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