Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Filibata Art Walk 2011

I was asked to be part of this exhibit a couple of months back and I can't think of a reason not to join. :) It's on exhibit at the Sining Kamalig Gallery at the 3rd floor of the Gateway Mall, Araneta Center until December 31, I think. If you want to know more about the exhibit, the NGO behind it, and the beneficiaries, here's an excerpt from the Filibata Art Walk Facebook account:

In keeping with Juliette Kwee’s continued efforts in helping Manila’s Urban Poor, Juliette launched the FILIBATA Photowalk in early 2011 in collaboration with Netherlands-based NGO Filibata, and Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres, a Philippine-based charity organization. 21 photographers were invited and assigned the pleasant task of capturing children at play in Tondo, Manila. Afterwards, the INK artist group – through the leadership of celebrated local artist Jason Moss - was invited to interepret the selected photos through their own artwork. Artbeat Manila in collaboration with California-based graphic designer Anderson Gin graciously contributed to the project by designing a beautiful set of postcards – to not only raise funds but to serve as keepsakes of the project.

The 2011 FILIBATA ARTWALK EXHIBIT scheduled for December 8 6pm at Sining Kamalig art gallery, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City showcases the entire collection of photos and works of art, curated by Jason Moss. The postcards will be available all throughout.

A special day has been arranged for the participating children and their parents December 10 at Sining Kamalig. New clothes have been generously donated by Wings of Support. Haircuts will be provided courtesy of salon stylist Marvin Garcia. Sining Kamalig will be conducting a special Art Workshop for the children. After lunch, a meet-and-greet will be arranged between the photographers, the artists and the children.

As a psychologist Juliette Kwee inspires people to step out of their comfort zones; to places they’ve never been to and would never likely visit. She believes interaction between people brings about change. In this case, photography served as one approach. She wants to show the rest of the world that children – regardless of environment – can be happy given plenty of love and an opportunity to play.

Juliette Kwee’s career has been centered around community service and volunteerism. Her continued efforts in community service and volunteerism in the Philippines are an extension of her prior role as NGO adviser in the Netherlands and a reflection of her commitment to helping others.

For more information, please contact
Juliette Kwee

This is my piece for the exhibit:

I call it 'Love is a place'. :)

You can either purchase the actual, framed artworks or purchase them in postcard form. I hope you can drop by.

It's almost Christmas,

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