by *Aubrey Nabila Rayza* and *Claire Valerie Saputra*, Working Student Reporters. Illustration *by Philo Corry Awuy

In a jubilant celebration of World Art Day, Cendekia Harapan (CH) illuminated its halls with the dazzling spectacle of CH Got Talent: Express Yourself on April 15, 2024, hosted within the grand confines of the Aula. This event served as a vibrant tapestry where every student of CH was invited to unfurl their inner brilliance, captivating an audience with an array of talents spanning literary, visual, and performing arts.

The genesis of CH Got Talent: Express Yourself lies in the profound desire to encapsulate the very essence of World Art Day. It serves as a poignant reminder of the rich tapestry of talents, creativity, and individuality pulsating within the heart of each student. As articulated by Pak Ady, one of the discerning judges, the event is not merely about displaying skills but weaving intricate narratives, unravelling profound meanings, and embracing the aesthetics of artistry.

The judging criteria for CH Got Talent: Express Yourself were as diverse and dynamic as the talents showcased. From evocative poetry to mesmerizing paintings, from soul-stirring musical compositions to avant-garde performances, the stage was a vibrant canvas upon which the spirit of creativity flourished. Each act served as a testament to the boundless imagination and ingenuity thriving within the halls of CH.

However, its celebration of uniqueness truly set CH Got Talent: Express Yourself apart. Every participant imbued their performance with a distinctive flair, infusing it with a personal touch that resonated deeply with the audience. It was not merely a competition but a joyous celebration of the creative spirit, a testament to the beauty found in imperfections.

As the final curtains fell on this remarkable event, the resounding message echoed far and wide: in the realm of art, there are no boundaries, only endless possibilities. CH Got Talent: Express Yourself encapsulated the very spirit of World Art Day, transcending mere spectacle to become a symphony of human expression. As we bid farewell to this unforgettable occasion, let us carry forward its legacy, nurturing the flame of creativity that burns brightly within us all.