Exhibit for Yolanda victims ongoing

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Friday, December 13, 2013

VARIOUS artists display their works at the Manor until next year in a continuing effort to help typhoon victims.

Spearheaded by Kabsat, a group led by Bumbo Villanueva, “A gift of hope,” a fundraising exhibit featuring the works of school children from Step Learning Academy, Brent School Int'l, UP Artist Circle and various Baguio artists at the Piano Bar of The Manor.

Opening is set on Wednesday, December 11, at 5 p.m. running until January 11. “This art event is for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Yolanda. We hope you share your blessings this season by giving a gift of hope,” Villanueva said.

The event was fueled by the devastation of typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas which pushed artists here to pitch in and help.

There are over 100 works by school children who have made art pieces meant to raise funds for the Visayas aid relief operations.

Villanueva said over 30 pieces from artists have poured in from paintings to photographs and mixed media works.

The drive to help started in Villanueva’s home gallery “Arko ni Apo” in Pinsao village with his sister Bernadette helping with logistics and featuring artwork for sale donated a myriad of friends as well as children from STEP Learning Academy.

Artwork of children are displayed in a clothesline and is dubbed as “Sampayan” where they are offered for sale at P50 a piece, images of hope, love and an overwhelming concern for the people in the Visayas are reflected in the coupon bond and crayon made masterpieces of elementary kids.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 14, 2013.

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