Art for a Cause: Award-Winning Artist's Work Helps Raise Funds for PGH

Here's how to get a signed Arnold Arre print.

(SPOT.ph) As the Philippines fight the continuous spread of COVID-19 in the country, various private sectors have come together to provide for the people in need: from our health workers whose personal protective equipment are running out to daily-wage earners who are unable to work and put food on the table. Artists are also contributing in these efforts, including Arnold Arre, whose most recent piece "Ang Ating Inang Bayan" is being sold as prints by the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development to raise funds for the Philippine General Hospital.

Rendered as a digital painting, the piece shows the bravery of our nurses, doctors, and health workers who work tirelessly to save as many people as possible from the perils of the pandemic. "To all doctors, healthcare workers, and all frontliners, thank you for your sacrifices," wrote Arre in his post. 

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“I saw him post a picture of it, and asked him if we could work with him to raise funds for frontliners. He immediately agreed,” Gigo Alampay—founder and executive director of the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS)—told SPOT.ph in a quick chat. They’re taking orders for the prints until April 7, and Arre will personally sign all copies. Selling price is at P5,000 for each 9x9-inch print. All profits will go to the Philippine General Hospital and other medical institutions.

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Deposit or transfers can be made through The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development Corp.’s Security Bank account at 000-000-480-1336. Then, you can provide your contact details and delivery address through their Google Form.

Filipino comic-book writer Arnold Arre is best known for his graphic novel The Mythology Class (1999), which is a four-part series that won him the National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle. He also published After Eden (2016), Ang Mundo ni Andang Agimat (2006), Martial Law Babies (2008), and Halina Filipina (2015). His debut animated film, Milkyboy, won first prize at the 25th CCP Alternative Film and Video Awards.

For more information, follow CANVAS on Facebook or send an e-mail to info@canvas.ph.

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