The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (Canvas), in partnership with Project Bakawan, presents “If Trees Could Talk,” an environment-themed group exhibition featuring the works of 27 of the country’s most promising and admired young artists.
The artworks, accompanied by poems, essays, and short stories, anchor a new book of the same title to be published by Canvas this November.
Thousands of copies of the book will then be donated to children in public schools and disadvantaged communities throughout the Philippines, as part of Canvas’ One Million Books for One Million Children campaign.
Proceeds from the sale of the works will also benefit artist grants for Project Bakawan, an environmental art fair to be held at Univesity of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in February 2015.
Participating artists include Leonard Aguinaldo, John Paul Antido, Marcel Antonio, Elmer Borlongan, Ruel Caasi, Ninel Constantino, Anton del Castillo, Daniel dela Cruz, Demetrio dela Cruz, Ferdinand Doctolero, Alee Garibay, Emmanuel Garibay, Rommel Joson, Erwin Leaño, Dante Lerma, Joven Mansit, Ferdinand Montemayor, Jim Orencio, J Pacena II, Anthony Palomo, Jerson Samson, Brendale Tadeo, Tammy Tan, Palma Tayona, Jomike Tejido, Roderick Tijing and Wire Tuason.
“If Trees Could Talk” is currently on view at the GT-Toyota Asian Center in UP Diliman.
For more information, please visit www.canvas.ph or www.facebook.com/canvas.ph.