Throughout the past decade, Kape Kesada Art Gallery and the Laguna Artists Guild, founded and led by Dr. Nilo Valdecantos has been a catalyst in helping those who are less fortunate in the Filipino community.
Some of the major works of the combined efforts of the two organizations include fund raising exhibits; “Banhay Kulay” at the University of Asia and the Pacific back in 2009 in order to support the striving carvers and artists of Paete, Laguna, followed by the charitable exhibit for those who are affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Its most recent exhibit back in 2017 entitled “Sinaunang Sayaw at Sining” in partnership with Baile Foundation and Shang-ri La Plaza sought to preserve and promote Filipino culture through dance research and the arts.
This year, Kape Kesada Art Gallery in cooperation with LRI Design Plaza and Hubilla Design brings the “Kalikasan, Kultura at Kasaysayan” exhibit at LRI Art Pavillion, LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel air 2, Makati City up to Oct. 17 from 10 am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
The exhibit showcases 110 artworks by 44 artists of the Laguna Artists Guild. Some of its notable members are master sculptor from Paete, Laguna, Fred Baldemor and the internationally renowned painter known for his Old Filipiniana style, Dominic Rubio. The main beneficiary of this art for a cause exhibit are patients of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center at Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
Fr. Rex Rocamora of Malate Church blessed the exhibit and Dr.Valdecantos shared his story of faith with his six months battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma and won, which inspired him to hold this exhibit. Recipient of proceeds will go to the cancer patients of the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc. where Dr/ Nilo Valdecantos was treated.