ART: Brooklyn: Art Show Typhoon Benefit
by Sharon Adarlo
From dreamy drawings to avant-garde photographs, artists have donated pieces for a benefit art show in Brooklyn this Sunday for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines.
There will be more than 70 artworks from over 40 artists, said organizer, PJ Gubatina Policarpio, a museum educator by trade.
Besides the art work for sale, there will also be musical performances, refreshments, and even a pop-up nail art salon. The show is being held at LaunchPad, located at 721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn. Shows starts at 12 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.
Money from the sold art works will go to National Alliance for Filipino Concerns or NAFCON, which is coordinating relief efforts with groups on the ground.
Policarpio, who’s Filipino American, was shocked by the devastation that had unfolded in Philippines when the typhoon struck on November 8, 2013.
“The main reason why I started thinking about an art show was because I really couldn’t read another news article about the event or even short clips of the catastrophe. It hit too close to home for me,” said Policarpio, who is from Aklan, Philippines, a province that was hard hit by the typhoon. He still has many family members there.
Via social media, he rallied artists and friends to donate to the show with some Filipino-American artists chipping in their own work.
The works range from prints, watercolors, photographs to small sculptural works.
More details on the show and pictures of some of the donated art work can be found at the event’s Facebook page.
Photographs from the art show will be forthcoming here.