Martina Marie Manalo, a visual artist, writer, and performing artist from the Philippines comes back to her hometown for yet another inspiring art project for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163, a foundation dedicated to abused children in the Philippines.
“The Morning After: An Art Workshop”
Succeeding last year’s visual art exhibition for the children of Bantay Bata 163 comes another event to help educate the beneficiaries of the said foundation and open their eyes to the world of visual art.
The success of Manalo’s art exhibition in 2017 entitled “The Morning After” has been able to help send a child to finish her college degree.
As an artist living away from her homeland, Martina has realized the lack of support in the art scene and foundations like such in her own country. This has led her into conducting and organizing projects like these and been one of the artist’s advocacy.
“Kids are, and will always be, the future of us. Education is not the only important thing to be given to children, but love. Abused children can never be “educated” in life if their childhood and hearts have been scarred.”
The art workshop will take place on July 29 of July and August 4 at 8 am-12 nn at the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Building, Mother Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez Drive, Brgy. South Triangle Quezon City. With 85 children in total from the foundation.