Art Buzz: Art for Volunteerism, Guy Bovet concert

Posted at 11/16/2011 10:47 AM | Updated as of 11/16/2011 10:49 AM
“Coexistence #25” by Ross Capili is one of the artworks featured in the Art for Volunteerism Exhibit.

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 17 Filipino visual artists have volunteered to use their talents for a cause.

VSO Bahaginan, a member of international organization VSO, will hold its first ever “Art for Volunteerism” exhibit at the Ayala Museum in Makati City on December 9.

The event aims to “open the door for the public to become agents of change through art appreciation.”

It will feature masterpieces by artists Benjie Cabangis, Zean Cabangis, Ferdie Cacnio, Ross Capili, Dansoy Coquilla, Noell El Farol, William Gaudinez, Riel Hilario, Mark Justiniani, Marco Ruben Malto II, Jonathan Olazo, Renato Agustin Ong, Mervy Pueblo, Pablo Baen Santos, Andoi Solon, Dexter Sy and Nestor Olarte Vinluan.

Part of the sales of their artworks will be donated to support VSO Bahaginan’s model forest projects in Ulot, Samar and Carood, Bicol.

“Funds that will be raised will be used to help strengthen the capacity of the communities to build on ecotourism and to be more proactive in watershed management and community projects,” the group said in a statement.

Guy Bovet concert

Guy Bovet, recognized worldwide as a leading authority in Hispanic organ music, will hold a special concert on Thursday at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila.

His concert will mark the global launch of “Historical Organs of the Philippines,” a collection of four discs featuring six of the country’s patrimonial pipe organs.

The antique pipe organs are located in San Agustin, Las Piñas, Bacong (Negros Occidental), Loay, Loboc and Baclayon (Bohol).

Proceeds from the album will be used to provide training to young Filipino organists, particularly those living in areas where the featured organs are located.

“Historical Organs of the Philippines” is part of an effort to preserve the country’s national organ patrimony, which also involves the education of young organists and the restoration of these instruments.

The Philippines is said to be the only country in Asia with a colonial organ heritage from Spain.

“Historical Organs of the Philippines” will be on sale at the San Agustin Church and in all the churches featured in the CD collection.