SOS Children’s Villages Philippines celebrated its 50th Anniversary by promoting Filipino artistry and creativity.
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City – This October, hearts were opened as SOS Children's Villages Philippines celebrated its 50 years in service with a fundraising event that was fun, artistic, and for a good cause. "Art Exhibit for A Cause" was launched on October 24, 2017, 2PM, at Upper Ground Floor, Home Zone, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City. This event was implemented to present the programs & initiatives of SOS Children’s Villages Philippines and to increase public awareness about the reality of abandoned and neglected Filipino children. On this event, artworks from local artists were exhibited and sold to generate funds for the benefit of SOS children. In every piece sold, we can provide a nurturing family and a loving home to children who have lost parental care.
Text and photos by Rica Roldan
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Pineapple Lab, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy, presents Dingding, an exhibition exploring Swiss photographer David Aeneas Giger’s fascination with the beauty in imperfection as seen through photographs of walls taken all over the country. David’s choice of subject stems from his curiosity in seeking humanity in everyday places. The weathering, dirt, dust, vandalism, and aging seen on wall surfaces are not portrayed as emblems of decrepitude, but as signs of life, expressions of emotion, and traces of time.
Willy Tadeo Layug, a renowned imaginero from Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, will have an
exhibition of his latest secular sculptures in wood and marble and some paintings on December
11, 2017 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts gallery. Entitled “Naked Truth”,
the exhibition is only his second solo foray. The reception will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00
pm and the exhibition will run for a month until January 11, 2018.
Alliance Française de Manille, with the support of the Embassy of France to the Philippines and Taverne Guttenberg Art Center in Lyon, France, presents the exhibition entitled Ugnayan, a group show from artists Henri Lamy (Fra), Chufy (Che), Abdoul K. Seck (Sen), and Alexandre Beretta (Fra-Irl), from November 22, 2017 to February 1, 2018 at the Alliance Française de Manille Gallery.
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