Manila, Philippines – If you would like to help those who were affected by the Taal Volcano’s recent eruption – of the 482,925 survivors, about 23,915 are still in temporary evacuation centers – you may opt to buy one of the artworks by Manuel Baldemor.
To raise funds for the survivors, Baldemor, renowned Filipino painter-sculptor-book illustrator, from Paete, Laguna, is staging an art exhibit titled MBaldemor: Bulkang Taal, Bangon Batangas at SM Mall of Asia from today, 28 February, to 3 March 2020.
For this exhibit, Baldemor has explored the towns surrounding the Taal Lake in Batangas, which inspired him to create works based on the stories and emotions he gathered from different communities.
He dedicates this collection to the Batanguenos, whose perseverance and bravery amidst the disaster are genuinely remarkable.
An alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas, Baldemor is best known for his paintings that depict subjects from his hometown: its people, everyday life, and traditions.
UNICEF, a humanitarian aid organization, regularly reproduces Baldemor’s artworks on greeting cards that are distributed worldwide.
Art Circle Gallery and SM Mall of Asia are the show’s presenters.
Photos: Art Circle Gallery