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Paint.Share.Care. 2 - A Rare, Unprecedented Art Collaboration

GKonomics, in partnership with nineteen (19) seasoned artists from The Saturday Group, the British Alumni Association (BAA), the British Embassy (BE), Enjoy Philippines, and Starbucks Philippines launched Paint.Share.Care. 2 last September 30, 2017, through a two-on-one collaborative workshop which kicked-off a series of art and charity events. Students from La Salle Green Hills (LSGH), International School Manila (ISM), and chosen GK communities participated in the workshop.

Students from GK communities with their certificates during the art auction at the Saturday Group of Artists Gallery

Last October 28,2017, The Saturday Group of Artists led by its President Omi Reyes, BAA Chairman Roberto de Ocampo together with Her Majesty’s Consul Martin O’Neill, BAA Director Dr. Kenneth Hartigan, Madame Linda Lagdameo Spouse of the Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St. James His Excellency Antonio Manuel R. Lagdameo, GKonomics Executive Director Rose Cabrera, and GK Executive Director Luis Oquinena, unveiled a precious 3 ft by 3 ft fully-donated mixed media painting entitled “Seranade” at the Saturday Group's Gallery in Shangri-la Plaza Mall. This rare piece, fully-donated to GKonomics and Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga, has been created by 7 heavyweight artists from the oldest art group in the country, namely, Lydia Velasco, Buds Convocar, Roel Obemio, Anna de Leon, Robert Deniega, Omi Reyes and Salvador Ching.

Buds Convocar, Salvador Buddy Ching, Omi Reyes, Roel Obemion, Robert Deniega and Anna de Leon – 6 of the 7 collaborating artists (not present is Lydia Velasco)

In the Philippines, most especially in the countryside, it is still a romantic tradition for a man to seranade his lady love outside of her home in the nighttime. This Saturday Group’s precious painting depicts an adorable man with a ukelele and a sweet boy with a flute performing for their enchanting lady amidst a fantasy evening backdrop.

Collaborated paintings still available for purchasing

Proceeds of the paintings will support GKonomics and Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga. Kusina ng Kalinga is GK’s anti-hunger program that aims to provide lunch meals for 100,000 children in more than 20 kitchens for the entire school year. Coupled with GK’s community organizing and values formation activities, the KNK model goes beyond feeding as it creates ripple effects on education, family life, and the local community.

Should you wish to personally view the paintings, the mixed media painting “Seranade” is at The Saturday Group Gallery at Shangrila Mall while the remaining collaborated works are at Pegi Waffles in San Juan. You may also view the e-catalogue for details on the collaborated paintings and how to secure these one-of-a-kind works of art.

For interested parties, you may email or contact Anna (+632) 7248363/ 7247386 and 8665132 or Iyrelle (+632) 955 6081

A Kindling Creativity – A Children’s Art Workshop

Paint. Share. Care 2 is an art workshop, exhibit, and auction all rolled into one. Last year, the first Paint.Share.Care activity was able to raise funds for the construction of homes in the Gawad Kalinga village in Talibon, Bohol. This year, it is a partnership between the Saturday Group of Artists, Gawad Kalinga (GK), and its sister institution GKonomics. It aims to instill an appreciation for the arts, as well as a sense of charity and social responsibility - as part of the proceeds will go to GKonomics' enterprise development program and Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga program.

Last September 30, 2017, 19 master artists from the Saturday Group led by Buds Convocar and Omi Reyes mentored and worked two-on-one with over 30 junior high school students from La Salle Greenhills, the International School of Manila, and Gawad Kalinga communities from Quezon City, to create collaborative artworks. The “Kindling Creativity - A Children's Art Workshop” was held at Mabuhay Restop in Rizal Park.

The Saturday Group is composed of accomplished and prolific artists who have generously agreed to share their talents and expertise with young, budding artists from both privileged and marginalized backgrounds.

Such an unprecedented collaboration was surely memorable for the young budding artists. It was interesting to see their interactions with one another as well as the outputs of their collaboration.

An art exhibition will be held between October 16-18,2017 in La Salle Green Hills. Open to public viewing, the main art exhibition will be from October 21-28,2017 at the Saturday Group Gallery, 4th Level, Eastwing, Shangri-La Plaza.

The Mentor Artists who generously provided their time and expertise are Ysa Gernale, Salvador Ching, Ronnie Bercero, Anthony Palo, Buds Convocar, Danny Pangan, Frank Cana Valencia, Maryrose Gisbert, Jaime Gubaton, Daisy Carlos, Anna De Leon, Inna Vitasa, Robert Daniega, Aner Sebastian, Joseph Villamar, Eman Santos, Roel Obemio, Nida Cranborne, and Omi Reyes.

You are welcome to view the e-catalogue, purchase a Charity Card, and bid on your chosen collaborative artwork.

This is just one effort of caring and sharing. You too can support and be one of Gawad Kalinga’s partners in improving the quality of lives of the poor. Hunger ends when caring begins!

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