Art in the family

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    One thing wonderful happening in this country is that Art flourishes as Filipinos move with the times. New, brilliant, and ultra-talented artists seem to be ‘born everyday’ as there are more and more art exhibits being organized to delight and allow audiences to see and feast on.

    Expressions of emotions and reactions to what’s happening in the environment are captured in the art pieces being produced. Art has become more and more popular as a tool to communicate.

    One such exhibit is that of the Laurel Family Art Exhibit featuring the works of matriarch Celia Diaz Laurel, Victor Cocoy Laurel, Iwi Laurel, Celine Laurel Castillo, and Monica Laurel Delgado.

    The exhibit, which is on November 18 to December 1 at the Leon Gallery located at the ground floor of the Corinthian Plaza Building on Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi Village in Makati City, coincides with the birthday anniversary celebration of Salvador “Doy” Laurel.

    The Christmas rush has yet to actually start so treat your selves visually and find the time to view this unusual exhibit.

    Thank God for His gifts of talent to these special people (the Laurels).

    Indeed, this is going to be a nice exhibit, and to the super talented Laurels:

    Congratulations !

    From Susan Bautista Afan, managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation: Bantay Bata163 and Bantay Kalikasan are celebrating their 30th anniversary. These two pillar programs were founded by Gina Lopez, who unfortunately passed away last August.

    “Gina Lopez had crazy, wild ideas: to rescue hundreds of abused children, to plant a million trees to save the La Mesa Watershed, to relocate over 5,000 families to help clean the Pasig River, to help communities all over the country, and get them above poverty levels.

    Twenty years later, she’s done them all!”

    According to Ms. Afan, “Gina Lopez is our modern day hero…. and Gina’s dreams are also their foundation’s dreams. Gina Lopez wanted poverty to end, the children who are suffering rescued, and the damage to the environment stopped.

    “Gina is the match that lights a community; the beat that sparks our hearts, and together we will keep the light of service alive more many years to come.

    For us ‘tuloy lang and serbisyo sa kapwa – para sa Diyos, para sa bayan at para sa alaala ni Gina Lopez.”