05 Jan stART Hope: First Ever Benefit Art Exhibit by Homeschoolers
On January 7, around 50 homeschoolers will showcase their talents in an art exhibit for a cause at Kanto Artist-Run Space in Makati. stART Hope will benefit homeschooler and artist Nice So, who is suffering from Lupus.
This event is close to my heart for two reasons. First, I’m a Lupus warrior myself for almost 20 years. I was diagnosed when I was 16 and has since lived with the incurable disease. Nice’s battle is also mine. I am grateful that this event will not only benefit her but also increase Lupus awareness.
I commend Nice for her bravery and positive outlook. Having Lupus is like waking up tired and sore daily. You get so used to it that the aches and pains become an ordinary part of your life. Singer Toni Braxton described Lupus as having flu every day. But that is on a good day because a bad day means organ damage. This is why patients and doctors say we live with Lupus. 🙂
Second, this exhibit was organized by homeschoolers ages 7 to 15 for a fellow homeschooler. This is such a big feat since we all know that coordinating the logistics for an event like this is not only daunting but also intimidating. Pulling off a full art exhibit is a tall order. So let me congratulate you in advance, awesome homeschoolers, for a job well done! 🙂
To know that all of these will be done by homeschoolers is very inspiring. 🙂 In fact, I was so thrilled to receive an email from one of the organizers, Bea, who is in fifth grade. She was the one coordinating with bloggers and media partners! I couldn’t believe I was communicating with one of the young people in charge of the event! 🙂
Nice is one of the artists that will be featured in the exhibit. She wonderfully discovered her artistic talent in the hospital. Since then, she has been selling her paintings to pay for her medical expenses and to help other kids with Lupus and other incurable diseases.
Contemporary artist Niño Hernandez and professional calligraphist Ginger de Guia, both art teachers in the homeschool community, are also contributing their artworks. Formerly homeschooled and now incoming college student Waby Liberia will also debut her works in the exhibit.
The program will start at 3:00 pm with homeschool talents, seasoned performers, and featured artists gracing the event. stART Hope is a project of Homeschool @ Alabang and Homeschool @ Valle Verde students for their Communication and Collaboration class. Kudos to the teachers and parents behind these homeschool communities! 🙂
The event will also benefit the kids of Wishes of Aid and Limbs for Kids (WALK), Inc. Kanto Artist-Run Space is located on the 2nd Floor of Makati Cinema Square, Makati. The exhibit will run up to January 26, 2017. We hope to see you there! 🙂