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November 9, 2013

Alay Sining 6 Art with a Heart : Exhibit-Sale in support RC Makati West Gift of Life program , with 50 top Filipino sculptors

Alay Sining 6, is an exhibit-sale of the works of the country’s leading and up-and-coming sculptors to raise funds for the club’s Gift of Life program which provides free heart operation to children of indigent families with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

Alay Sining 6, which has for its theme “Art with A Heart”, which is set to open on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and continued on Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Clipper Lounge at the 2nd floor of the same hotel. About 50 of the top and up-and-coming sculptors are joining what has become the country’s biggest and most important sculpture event.

This sixth edition of Alay Sining is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Makati West in partnership with the sculptors with the previous five editions done.

A press briefing for the Alay Sining 6 exhibit was held at the Adam Room on the 3rd Floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel located at Paseo de Roxas cor. Makati Avenue last November 7, 2013, with the Makati Rotary Club of Makati West, through its Committee on Culture headed by National Artist I.P. Santos.

RCMW president Antonio A.L. Lopez siad that “some 2,000 plus children are born with CHD every year and the waiting list for life-saving operations is long – and getting longer. Thanks to the sculptors’ participation in Alay Sining, we have been able through our Gift of Life Program to help save the lives of nearly 300 children so far. This is why we have chosen for our theme ‘Art with a Heart’.” 























“But there are thousands more children with CHD who could die if they do not undergo the operation soon. This is why I would like to appeal to all our countrymen to come and buy sculptures in Alay Sining 6. They will not only be able to save so many children’s lives. They will also be able to enhance the beauty of their offices and homes, and see the value of the sculptures increase over the years since Filipino sculptors have shown that they are among the best in the world,” Lopez pointed out. 

Some of the gifted sculpture attended the press conference and presented their works.


Guests of honor who will cut the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of Alay Sining 6 are National Artist for Visual Arts Napoleon Abueva, National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz, Senator Cynthia Villar, Rotary District 3830 District Governor Robert Kuan, Interior Designer Ivy Almario and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manager Oliver Kreuzer.

Alay Sining 6 is a project of RCMW’s Culture Committee headed by National Artist for Architecture and past RCMW president I.P. Santos as Chairman and past president Jun Alvendia as Co-Chairman. Other members of the committee are Ed Balois, Gil Chua, Paolo Delgado, Ernie Fajardo, Mon Guerrero, Bobby Lim, Ruy Moreno, Rene Nieva and Roque Tordesillas.

The artists who are joining Alay Sining 6 are:

National Artist Napoleon Abueva
Luis Ac Ac
Gus Albor
Julian Almirol
Agnes Arellano
Ral Arrogante
Felix Baldemor
Wilson William Baldemor
Victor Brazil Bautista
Jinggoy Buensuceso
Ferdinand Cacnio
Fred Caedo
Christine Cagandahan
Glenn Cagandahan
Henri Cainglet
Ed Castrillo
Seb Chua
Jonathan Dangue
Joe Datuin
Raphael David
Daniel de la Cruz
Van Cleef Emnacen
Raul Funilas
Raymart Gacutan
Merlito Gepte
Bisoy Iglesia
Raffy Ignacio
Don Kishin Javier
Pete Jimenez
Chris Magbuhos
Maria Magdamit
Ram Mallari, Jr.
Tito Obor
Ramon Orlina
Carlito Ortega
Ann Pamintuan
Sam Penaso
Antonino Raymundo
Omni Reyes
Ronel Roces
Lucky Salayog
Jinggoy Salcedo
Richard Tuason
Ian Valladarez
Ulysses Veloso
Jun Vicaldo, Jr.
Nicky Wijangco

Sponsors of the project are: BusinessWorld; Crown Worldwide Movers, Inc.; Mandarin Oriental Manila; Meralco; Perceptions, Inc. and Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices. Concept for this year’s Alay Sining 6 is being provided by Jinggoy Buensuceso, who is not just one of the participating sculptors but is also a designer and curator of exhibits.

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