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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

AWLFI to sponsor “Art for Hearts’ Sake” Exhibit Feb. 19-21
13 February 2018 02:33:36 PM

To mark National Arts Month and the season of love, the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI) and the UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Foundation, Inc. (UPCFAAFI) will be sponsoring a group exhibit entitled ART FOR HEARTS’ SAKE from February 19 to 21, 2018 at the North Wing of the House of Representatives along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.

The exhibit, which was initiated by Rep. Michaelina Antonio of AGBIAG Party-list, will feature works by 25 artists and alumni from the UP College of Fine Arts.

There will be 60 works on exhibit by many of the country’s leading artists, with proceeds to benefit the scholarship program of the college.

AWLFI President and Bulacan Representative Linabelle Ruth Villarica said that they are partnering with the UP alumni artists both to showcase the importance of arts and culture in Philippine life and also to celebrate the month of love in a unique and meaningful way.

“We would like to convey the message that the House of Representatives fully supports the endeavors of Filipino artists, and we are hopeful that through this exhibit, more Filipinos will see the bounty of artistic endeavors in the Philippines and the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers,” Event Chairperson Rep. Antonio added.

Through this project, the AWLFI and UPCFAAI can help bright young artists advance in their studies and careers—itself a sign of love for the country’s talented youth.

In its quest to protect and advance the interests of women and children in issues that affect their lives, the AWLFI has become a formidable public institution. It has involved itself in the mitigation of disasters, calamities and diseases in communities in all the regions of the country. Its presence has given communities a sense of security and has become a sanctuary for women and children across all classes.

The featured artists will include Nestor Vinluan, Ambie Abano. Jeff Dizon, Romy Carlos, Menchu Pascual, Hugo Yonzon, Neil Doloricon, Anna Vergel, Imelda C. Endaya and Paul Queaño, among many others. There will be a wide variety of artworks that will be exhibited, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, etchings, monoprints, and sculptures.

(SOURCE: Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc.)