Kalikasan, Kultura at Kasaysayan Exhibit @LRI

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 LRI Art Pavilion

The LRI Art Pavilion

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.

At the ribbon cutting of KKK are, from left Dr.  Malen Gellido  (from Pakil, Laguna) of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., Dr.  Florentino T. Afable  of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., Dr. Nilo Marquez Valdecantos, Mr.  Toni Lo,  president of LRI Design Plaza, Dr.  Rosalinda Pullido , oncologist of St. Frances Cabrini, MD of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., and J ohnny Hubilla .

At the ribbon cutting of KKK are, from left Dr. Malen Gellido (from Pakil, Laguna) of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., Dr. Florentino T. Afable of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., Dr. Nilo Marquez Valdecantos, Mr. Toni Lo, president of LRI Design Plaza, Dr. Rosalinda Pullido, oncologist of St. Frances Cabrini, MD of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc., and Johnny Hubilla.

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.