STIPAR Fruit Carving and Gebogan Competition

STIPAR Fruit Carving and Gebogan Competition

An Arena for Cultivating Creativity   Creativity of young people to pursue the art and culture in Bali should be thumbed up. They are not only skilled, but also creative in exploring good ideas realized in the form of artwork. Yes, it is the atmosphere of the Fruit Carving and Gebogan Competition held by the

An Arena for Cultivating Creativity  

Creativity of young people to pursue the art and culture in Bali should be thumbed up. They are not only skilled, but also creative in exploring good ideas realized in the form of artwork. Yes, it is the atmosphere of the Fruit Carving and Gebogan Competition held by the Student Senate of the Tourism College (STIPAR) Dalung, Friday (Jan. 15). The participants consisted of high school and vocational school students in Bali where 17 teams competed in the fruit carving and 5 other teams in the gebogan making.

Although being relatively young, the participants seemed adept at carving and arranging flowers in combination with local fruits to make a very beautiful gebogan. The artwork they created is not only having aesthetic value, but also rife with moral values. There are messages on the love to the environment, fellow humans and God in accordance with the concept of Tri Hita Karana (THK).

Chairman of the Organizing Committee, I Wayan Rahmanindra Wikanta, said the activity featured the theme “Creative Art with Balinese Culture.” All the participants show off their own concept referring to the Tri Hita Karana, such as by making a bird, tree and garden that reflects the relationship with the environment (palemahan). There was also participant making a mask to form relationships with other human beings to reflect social aspect (pawongan) and create a manifestation of gods, barong and rangda as form of relationship with God (parhyangan).

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Likewise, the competition of gebogan used local flowers such as marigold, frangipani, bachelor button and Balinese coconut leaf as a form of affection to the environment. It was combined with local fruits such as papaya, watermelon, pumpkin and others. “Criteria of the assessment are in terms of preparation, hygiene, punctuality, the making technique, level of difficulty and harmony with the theme,” said Rahmanindra.

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This annual event, explained Rahmanindra, aims to train the skill and creativity of all the students in the art of carving and gebogan flower arrangement. It is needed in the industry to support the food and beverage field. “This event also gets the supports from the Triatma Surya Jaya Foundation,” he added.

Director of the STIPAR Triatma Jaya, Ketut Sutapa, said that the activity is also meant to provide the opportunity for young people to show off their creativity, especially relating to fruit carving and gebogan arrangement. This activity also asks them to take advantage of local natural flowers, not plastic flowers. “At the same time, this activity is also meant to introduce the STIPAR to general public,” he said.

The event held for the fourth time, explained Sutapa, has obvious impact because it can change the mindset of participants where those previously having no interest in learning fruit carving became interested. On that account, this institution wants to accommodate them with fruit carving activity unit. Students attend the course on Saturdays and this activity is also followed by food production department. Besides, there are also students from other departments. “This is to strengthen the characters of students that will become tourism workers,” he concluded. (BTN/015)



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