Covid 19 really hit us all hard. We never expected anything of this magnitude to come to us when the whole world thought nothing can harm us anymore. But as the saying goes, ‘In every tragedy, there will always be an opportunity’. This pandemic taught us a very important lesson–Love and Compassion. People all over the world extend all the help they can give in order for every human being to survive.
With exhibitions and galleries still under severe restrictions, artists are among those who were heavily burdened by the circumstances brought about by this pandemic. Responding to their call for help, ArtisteSpace, Inc., together with Arth Art International in India, launches Art CARES to raise funds and support the artists’ communities.
A collaboration of artists from India, Malaysia, Philippines, and the United States, Art CARES gallery provides a platform for emerging and distinguished artists to showcase their art pieces online. While they continue to inspire and shed hope through art, these artists also hope to sustain their livelihood and provide help to those who are most vulnerable.
The funds raised through Art CARES will not only provide support to the artists but also benefit Ekta Charitable Trust in India and two (2) selected non-profit organizations in the Philippines — LINK Center for the Deaf and ASPROFIL Philippines — to help fund the medical supplies and protective equipment for frontline health workers, and relief for families in need.
To run until September 30, 2020, this charitable exhibition features select paintings and works of distinguished artists such as Philipp Badon, Loriel “Yel Cast” Castillo, Joe Datuin, Fil Delacruz, Juno Galang, Raul Isidro, Badz Magsumbol, Nemi Miranda, Al Perez, August Santiago, Bing Siochi, Bing Famoso Tac-an, and Boysie Villavicencio.
Some of the participating artists’ groups include Art Lovers, Arte Bauan, Bastedor Art Project, Bikol Expression, Earth Art, Esprekik, Grupo Kwadro, Grupo Sining Angono, Grupong Batangueno, Quezon Artists Guild, Philippine Botanical Art Society (PhilBAS), Philippine Fauna Art Society (PhilFAS), Singdeo
Art Group, Society of Philippine Sculptors, The Filipino Institute for the Advancement of Arts and Culture, Inc. (FilArts), UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association, YelCast Visual Poetry; International Creative Art Centre, and Nav Siddhartha Art Group in India.
To complement the exhibit, ArtisteSpace and Arth Art are also hosting the Art CARES weekly webinar series dubbed International Artists’ Cultural Arts Exchange. every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, via Zoom Video Communications.
Besides the charitable exhibition, Art CARES also creates an opportunity for everyone to contribute and be part of the efforts in fighting the ill effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by accepting donations through its digital payment partners, Ticket2Me and GCASH.
Art CARES is created in partnership with Global Artists’ Creative Collaboration for Empowerment, USA, and KL City Art Gallery in Malaysia. The gallery can be viewed online at www.artcaresph.com and www.arthart.in.