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Artists’ take on reimagined Philippines

Sustainable PH invites the public to its exhibit and auction called Edenic Archipelago, on view until March 7 at the Art Lounge Manila at The Podium in Mandaluyong City. 

The auction will be handled by Gallery 928 (online) on the last day of the exhibit. 

Sustainable PH is a non-governmental organization established by Koleen Davila – Palaganas, sister of seasoned broadcast journalist Karen Davila. The exhibit, on the other hand, is spearheaded by the Director of Arts and Culture of Sustainable PH, also an artist herself and missionary, Kristine Lim.

Kristine Lim's 'Visayas Reimagined'

“What we aim for is to bring awareness to Filipinos that sustainability is the key to save the country not just in terms of nature but also our economy including other industries related to it. What makes me proud of Sustainable PH is that everything we do is guided by biblical principles,” Lim told Manila Standard Entertainment in an interview. 

Lim added that their exhibit and auction is a platform to set forth awareness and promote a sustainable mindset that will help empower the country to live at the forefront of innovation and ingenuity. 

“The exhibit is a concept that we came up with to make sure that artists will create pieces that will show our reimagined Philippines wherein we are in a state that is fully sustainable,” Lim explained.

Christian Collective members together with other artists Jessa Almirol, Alelia Ariola, Rodel Buban, Anna Escalona, Alfred Galvez, Kristine Lim, Pepe Mendoza, Mr. PXL, Rabi Salvacion, Sherwin Tan, Kristina Valencia, and Mimi Viola are exhibiting their interpretation of what a reimagined Philippines would look like in a state that is completely sustainable guided by biblical principles. 

“We wanted the public to consider this event as antithetical to the traditional art and auction exhibit and change fads that most people are familiar with. These masterpieces are used as God's instruments to love and nurture our only home; Earth,” the artist and missionary underscored.

Artist and Christian missionary Kristine Lim with television host Boy Abunda

“The proceeds will go to Sustainable PH, of course, to help us mobilize all our future mission works. Part of the proceeds will also go to Christian Collective whose members go around the Philippines to teach young artists how to use their talents for God’s purpose. Also part of the proceeds will also go to the artists who have been affected financially because of this pandemic,” Lim shared.

Sustainable PH and Christian Collective are both non-government organizations that aim to uplift the mindset of our fellow countrymen in terms of Christianity, Patriotism, and  Sustainability.

Lim, who graduated Cum Laude from University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Communications, was recently commissioned by FAMAS Digital 2020  to paint and immortalize their Special Awardees including Boy Abunda, Liza Soberano, Angel Locsin, Poking, Matteo Guidicelli, and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

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