Last week, I was invited over at Greenbelt 5 to witness the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Alay Sining 8 in Greenbelt 5 at around 5pm onwards wherein notable media and political personalities graced the event.
While waiting it out for the official start of the program, I leisurely took a stroll around the gallery and snapped up some of my favorite art works which caught my fancy and attention altogether.
So what really is this Alay Sining event you may ask?
Here’s a quick backgrounder on this 🙂 It is actually the brainchild of The Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW). Its is actually a fund-raising art exhibit themed “Art with a Heart” and can be found at The Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati, which will run from November 13 to November 15.
In support of RCMW’s signature project, the Gift of Life (GOL) program, both seasoned and new sculptors contributed art pieces for the art exhibit-sale. A large portion of the sale price of each art piece will be donated to GOL program beneficiaries composed of youth and children suffering from congenital heart disease.
This is such a great advocacy as you get to appreciate your favorite art works as well as putting your purchases into good use by supporting a good cause.
About Gift of Life program
Gift of Life (GOL) program saves the lives of children born with congenital hearts disease (CHD). Congenital heart patients suffer from general weakness, while being susceptible to pneumonia and other respiratory and cardiovascular complications. Without surgery to correct his medical condition, the patients will die in more case or if they survive at all, do not live normal and productive lives. To date, the ROTARY CLUB MAKATI WEST (RCMW) has provided for the operation of 362 patients.
About Alay Sining
ALAY SINING – Art with a Heart is a project of the Rotary Club Makati West (RCMW) in partnership leading and budding sculptors of the country. Conceptualized by the late National Artist for Architecture, Design and Allied Arts, Ildefonso “I.P.” Santos, Jr., the project which is now on its 8th year, has gradually succeeded in supporting the RCMW´s program of providing free heart surgery to children diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) from infants to 18 years of age belonging to indigent families.