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Paint.Share.Care 2 Turnover

L-R: Daniel Ventanilla, Joan Ventanilla, Anika Gavieta, Anna Roman-Katigback, Stephen Ventanilla, Vicky Roman Chavez, Rose Gisbert, Iyrelle Mauricio, and Glen Onia

Last March 8, 2018, Paint.Share.Care 2 conducted its turnover rites at Toro Hills Elementary School, one of the beneficiary schools of Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) Program. The proceeds of the charity auction will benefit students catered by this anti-hunger program.

In its mission to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024, Gawad Kalinga (GK) evolved Kusina ng Kalinga (KNK) as its response to hunger. From its beginnings four years ago, KNK has expanded to reach more than 70,000 children in the School Year 2017-2018 alone. For next school year, KnK aims to provide lunch meals for 100,000 children in 39 kitchens nationwide.

With the success of Paint.Share.Care 2, the event was able to turn over Php 150,000 to GK. The donation will be able to provide lunch meals to 45 students at Toro Hills Elementary School for the entire school year. The rest of the proceeds will go to Gkonomics for the launching of the next Paint.Share.Care 3 series of art and charity events. Gkonomics is a platform that brings together social entrepreneurs, skilled volunteers, corporations, and the academe to work with underprivileged communities to create sustainable livelihood and build global Filipino brands that do not leave the poor behind. Its mission is to help the poor through social entrepreneurship.

L-R: Rita Denzo, Team Leader of Kusina ng Kalinga QC; Gloria Huera, Principal of Toro Hills ES; Iyrelle Mauricio, Partnerships Manager, GK; Stephen Ventanilla, child-artist from LSGH; Anika Gavieta, BAA Treasurer’s representative; Anna Roman-Katigbak, BAA member; Glen Onia, GKonomics representative, and Rose Gisbert, The Saturday Group of Artists representative

Paint.Share.Care 2 stakeholders and Gawad Kalinga advocates attended the intimate turnover rites with Grade 1 pupils of the school. They also distributed the lunch meals and brought water to give out to the children as well. In addition, they were also given lunch meals, same as the children, to eat.

It was a very meaningful event for the school, the PSC organizers, GK, and the children. It would not have been possible without the help and generosity of those involved who gave their time and effort to make this turnover a success.

Conclusively, there are still available paintings up for viewing and purchasing - a precious fully-donated painting of 7 seasoned members from the Saturday Group of Artists and ten (10) collaborated child-seasoned artist works located at The Saturday Group gallery at the 4 level, Eastwing, Shangri-la Plaza and at the Pegi waffle shop in San Juan.

We thank all those who wholeheartedly participated and generously supported Paint.Share.Care.2 series of art and charity events and Gawad Kalinga’s programs.

Hunger ends when caring begins!

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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