Visayan Daily Star: ArtHeals continues

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Art Heals fundraising is an online art exhibition managed by Orange Project that goes by the belief that supporting local art can save lives.

It is a collection of 227 artworks of visual artists from Manila, Panay, and Negros, 68 of which were sold and P258,500 was given to the Negrense Volunteers for Change to supply PPEs and relief goods to those in need.

The outreach started when R.A. Tijing, Barry Cervantes, and Charlie Co decided on what needs to be done next after the two ‘bayanihan’ projects. The first wave was the giving of 40 packs of groceries to artists and friends in need. The second wave was the production of face shields for frontliners and another round of relief goods for them.

The online art exhibition is the third wave where collectors and art enthusiasts can buy art online with 50 percent proceeds to NVC in the form of cash and relief goods for beneficiaries, 40 percent to artists, and the remaining 10 percent to those artists who have not sold anything.

The project is a team effort by RA Tijing, Barry Cervantes, Charlie Co, Moreen Austria, Hilario Campos III, Angela Silva, Kathryn Baynosa, Carmel Hibaler and Jemaimah Campos along with participating artists.

There will be a fourth wave for farmers in far flung communities who may have difficulty accessing government aid, targeted for next week. The Orange Project Art Heals team will budget over a thousand pesos each for 120 families/households to include rice, canned goods, pasta, snacks, milk, oil, and soap.

Art Heals will operate until April 30.*