There’s a common phrase we always hear, “no pain, no gain.” This is always attributed to the sculpting of our bodies, pushing ourselves to the limit to reach our goals, or to simply reach the pivotal moment of honing ourselves. But there is one thing that most of us hardly achieve and that is to keep a steadfast faith.
This is something Kristine, the artist behind “Almost There” exhibit, wants to show everyone: that faith can paint and unfold countless blessings if you believe in Him.
Arriving at the Manila Hotel on October 2 for the unveiling of her masterpieces, Kristine wore a plain black shirt with Swarovski crystals writing “Trust God” and “Pray” on the back. The shirt was designed by a renowned fashion designer and respected pastor, Amir Sali, who also led and officiated the Dedication of the paintings and the exhibit.
The event was successfully and safely done, thanks to the team of CypressArk. Above all, Kristine knew that the safety of the guests was imperative. As such, giving each and everyone involved a swab antigen test. Thankfully, everyone received a negative result.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was initiated by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, together with Joey Lina (president of the Manila Hotel), Jaime Jasper Lim (husband of the artist), and parents.
Kristine, who is managed by a group of Christian artists called Christian+Collective, thought no one would ever dare to visit nor appreciate her artwork. But the Lord said otherwise.
Days before the event, high-profile art collectors as well as elite members of the society called her attention and supported her cause by buying her paintings. One of which is Senator Miguel Zubiri, who fell in love with Kristine’s version of the Philippine Eagle. Senator Zubiri thought that by supporting this cause it could help displaced workers and our dear frontliners.
The paintings were already sold out, yet she has more to show on October 16 at the Diamond Hotel Manila.
Proceeds from the paintings and the actual Aesca products (where the artworks will be translated and reproduced) will be used to support those on the frontlines of this battle and the displaced workers due to the pandemic through missions of JKL Foundation Inc.
You may visit today until October 15 at the Manila Hotel and October 16 to 22 at the Diamond Hotel Manila.
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