A benefit art show in Brooklyn for the victims of a massive typhoon that struck Philippines raised over $3,500, according to organizers.
Over 70 artworks from over 40 artists were up grabs during the Typhoon Haiyan Philippine Benefit Art Show on January 12. The event was held at LaunchPad in Brooklyn.
“It was very successful! Everyone responded so positively with the art and the cause,” said organizer, PJ Gubatina Policarpio, a museum educator by trade. Majority of the artworks were sold.
The works ranged from prints, watercolors, photographs to small sculptural works. Performers at the show included solo guitarist Austin Charnis, Parias Ensemble and Shirah Marcos. Lady Fancy Nails provided nail art.
After the typhoon struck Philippines on November 8, 2013, Policarpio sprang into action and started organizing a benefit by rallying friends and artists through social media.
Money from the sold art works are going to National Alliance for Filipino Concerns or NAFCON, which is coordinating relief efforts with groups on the ground.
“People generally had a great time and enjoyed the art, music, and vibe,” said Policarpio.