Calling all art lovers and collectors! The Santuario de San Antonio Parish (SSAP) Francisfest joyfully presents SpectaculART 2: An auction of art, jewelry and homeware. Both pristine and pre-loved pieces are up for grabs!
The proceeds of the auction shall assist in the numerous Social Services and development ministries of SSAP and its sister parishes.
SpectaculART 2 will feature Fine Jewelry, Estate, Artisan and an assortment of diamonds, pearls and colored stones. The homeware collection will feature European, Asian, and locally sourced pieces ranging from antique, vintage, and contemporary furniture and home décor.
This year, SpectaculART 2 shall showcase a carefully curated selection of meaningful works created by esteemed artists namely: National Artist for Visual Art Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Impy Pilapil, Romeo Tabuena, and Anita Magsaysay Ho. Unique pieces by renowned Filipino Visual Artists Gus Albor, Ramon Diaz, Jojo Guingona, Noli Principe Manalang, Isabel Campa, Ivy Lim and Marivic Rufino are pooled together in a celebration of Philippine Art in the last few decades. Unique prints by Salvador Dali and John Lennon will also be for sale.
SpectaculART 2 also gathers numerous up-and-coming artists to give them an opportunity to reach a wider audience and also to showcase their work. They may just dominate the scene in the years to come. A bid on their work gives a heartwarming sense of validation and accomplishment. A ray of positivity and inspiration during these troubled times. A win-win situation.
Here are some of the pieces that will be auctioned:
Paalam, Anak II by Egay Talusan Fernandez
Executed by noted social realist Egay Talusan Fernandez, at the inception of the pandemic in 2020, at a time when mystery surrounded the Corona virus. Many doctors and nurses caught the virus from their patients and surroundings. Many died.
Paalam Anak II depicts a mother, tucking in her daughter in bed, shortly before going off to her nightly hospital duties, not knowing whether this goodbye is for now or for all time.
CELESTE by Impy Pilapil
Painted during that historical interlude between the assassination of Ninoy Aquino in 1983 and the Edsa Revolution in 1986. The economy was in shambles and people were getting restless. Pilapil’s silkscreens on double glass call to mind the confetti floating down in protest from buildings on Ayala Avenue, a prelude to the overthrow of the government.
“Tension occurs between symmetrical static vertical stripes and tiny vertical flakes, fluttering across them…..As one shifts his point of view from one side of the work to the other, he experiences optical illusions of lines blending, expanding and contracting, of linear and spatial transmutations, working on him. All this illusionism is but another aspect of Pilapil’s penchant for beguiling the eye…..”Eric Torres, Art Critic
LA JOTA by Carlos Botong Francisco
National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco’s LA JOTA captures the elegance and refinement of this Philippine dance. In this extraordinary work, Francisco portrays not only a dance routine; he also gracefully depicts the characters’ playful spirit.
Hand-beaded headdress from the Kuchi nomads of Afghanistan. There aren’t very many of them left practicing their traditional nomadic lifestyle since some have become farmers or settled in towns and cities, and with the present situation, they will probably be dispersed further, making this piece a prized cultural and artisanal relic.
- Anita Magsaysay Ho print
- Mary of Magdala Cross by Miladay
- Quartz Marquise by Janina Dizon
- Albino horn 3 layer rings necklace by Silnag
- Emerald Waves by Seb Chua
- Nganga Betel Nut Box Set Thai Low Chairs and Table set
SpectaculaART kicked off its first edition last year in response to the pandemic and the quarantine restrictions imposed upon us.
So let us bid, buy and invest in art, jewelry and unique pieces for your home while helping the Santuario de San Antonio Parish Ministries. Support SpectaculART 2.
ONLINE VIEWING BEGINS on September 25 at www.spectaculartph.comPREVIEW of SELECTED ITEMS starts on September 25 in the San Antonio Parish Center. By appointment.
ONLINE BIDDING is from October 1 to 3 at www.spectaculartph.com
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ABOUT THE SOCIAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT MINISTRIES OF SSAP
Here, impoverished mothers are given the chance to build a source of income through numerous livelihood assistance programs. Hope, for them, is made palpable through empowering opportunities in generating remuneration.
Medical Assistance – PGH
This ministry provides assistance to patients most in need. It assures that the suffering of our marginalized brothers and sisters in need of medical attention is alleviated.
Relief and Rehabilitation
The numerous demand for relief throughout a year normally marred by calamities of all sorts is addressed by this ministry. The unfortunate occurrence of the pandemic has aggravated this need, and donations largely help to touch the lives of others in this light.
Health Care Ministry
HCM seeks to provide and extend compassionate and quality care to parishioners by raising awareness on current health and wellness issues through free seminars, offering regular exercise sessions and extending to sick parishioners healing Masses for spiritual upliftment.
Medical Assistance – Rizal Medical Center
This ministry renders tender loving care and services to the indigent patients in the pediatric ward of Rizal Medical Center. Aside from providing financial assistance by giving medicines to the patients, they also extend health-related and spiritual guidance.
Restorative Justice Program
This ministry strives to show the face of God to persons deprived of liberty (PDL) through spiritual and socially inclusive activities. While all efforts are focused primarily on the PDL, the ministry is slowly transitioning to a more wholistic approach to reformation by looking into the concerns of the PDL’s family and community which is now recognized to be integral to ones restoration and conversion.
This ministry is dedicated to provide education, spiritual and moral values formation through scholarships and guidance to indigent youth in order to develop them into responsible Christian Filipino citizens (Kristiyanong Mamamayan) to indigent young Filipino men and women.
Pastoral Care for Franciscan Vocation
This ministry finances the tuition, lodging and other fees of Franciscan seminarians, who are in their last 2 years of their formation. It has been able to produce 12 ordained priests, who are now sent to spread God’s word to the Philippines, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Household Accompaniment Program
A group of household helps gather in the Parish for spiritual formation through regular catechism classes, as well as for activities to promote camaraderie and social development through community.
Eco-Justice Ministry currently assists very poor communities in building an environment that can address the problems of climate change, at the same time uplift the lives of the people in the surrounding area. For now, the EcoJustice Ministry supports the aeta community in building their environment as well as their livelihood.
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