Caritas Manila’s exhibit series “Artworks at Paintings ng mga Bilanggo” is on view at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club until Sept. 30.
The exhibit showcases artworks done by maximum security inmates at the New Bilibid Prison. Subjects include religious icons, Mother and Child, portraits and slice of life. Medium is either oil, wood burning or pyrography.
The series is under the Restorative Justice Ministry of Caritas Manila which aims to help “artist-prisoners” earn a living for themselves and their families. The ministry is one of the projects of Caritas Margins for the poor and the disadvantaged by helping them market and sell their products.
“Artworks at Paintings ng Mga Bilanggo” is now on its fourth year. Exhibits run every month of the year in different venues.
This is the first time for Chef Jessie Rockwell Club to be a venue partner. The upscale restaurant run by Chef Jessie Sincioco is known not only for its great cuisine but also for featuring works of different artists.
Proceeds will also benefit the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP), the scholarship program of Caritas Manila.
Visit Chef Jessie Rockwell Club at G/L, Amorsolo Square, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati; call 8906543 or 8907630.