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‘Sining sa Kongreso’ – A back-to-back art exhibit

September 1, 2023 People's Journal 483 views

THE Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI) is welcoming the “ber” month season with a back-to-back art exhibit with Mira Art Gallery and Project Hulmahan entitled “SINING SA KONGRESO : An Art Exhibit of Masters, Modern Masters, and Contemporary Filipino Artists” from September 18 to 28 at the House of Representatives.

An art hub located in the heart of Quezon City, Mira Art Gallery will bring together some of the most sought-after pieces by renowned Filipino artists, including Cesar Arro, Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr., Ramon Orlina, James Gabito, Maryrose Gisbert, Randy Roa, Remy Boquiren, Lydia Velasco, Welbart Bartolome, Marko Belo, Eman Santos, Ysa Gernale, Manuel Baldemor, Rissa Calica, Roel Obemio, Mauro Malang Santos, among others.

The exhibit will also showcase pieces of condemned wooden shoe lasts or hulmahan from shoe factories in Marikina, the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, that have been transformed into one-of-a-kind art pieces by hundreds of volunteers, established and emerging artists such as actresses Alessandra De Rossi and Janine Gutierrez, Celeste Lecaroz, Toym Imao and more.

Tingog Party List Representative and AWLFI Chairperson Yedda Marie K. Romualdez emphasized that “aside from promoting the Philippine arts, the exhibit will serve as another fundraiser, as part of the proceeds will benefit the foundation’s impact projects supportive of women’s causes.”

“As a fundraising project, this will help the construction of an additional structure at the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City as our means of support for Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law,” said Bulacan Fourth District Representative and AWLFI President Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica.

At the forefront of this fundraising project are Representatives Jocelyn Sy-Limkaichong of the First District, Negros Oriental, and Stella Luz A. Quimbo of the Second District, Marikina as Event Chairpersons.

The AWLFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of the 86 women solons of the House of Representatives. Through the years, it has demonstrated its steadfast commitment to the welfare of women and children with cancer, widows of fallen soldiers, drug reformists as well as survivors of natural calamities.

For more details, please contact Ms. Lilo Antonio at 89526353 or 0920 9620602.