NCAF, OFI and Ang InK to reopen "Your Heart Today: Ninoy & Cory In Art" Exhibit
The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), together with the Ortigas Foundation Inc. (OFI) and the Ang Illustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK), will reopen the exhibit “Your Heart Today: Ninoy & Cory In Art” to the public on October 1, 2011 at the Ortigas Foundation Library inside the Ortigas Building, at the corner of Ortigas and Meralco Avenues in Pasig City.
The exhibit was initially launched last August 3, 2011 in commemoration of the passing of two great Filipinos—Ninoy and Cory Aquino—who dedicated their lives to the service of democracy and the Filipino people.
“Ninoy and Cory Aquino are indelibly etched into our history, a history we can be proud of and, more importantly, learn from.” stated Rowell L. Recinto, OF trustee. “The Ortigas Foundation promotes the study of history and culture precisely for the youth to learn about the sacrifices our heroes had to make to enable the country to move forward.” “We all need to reaffirm our responsibilities to our country and share our vision for the future—a future that builds on the Ninoy and Cory legacy”.
Toward this end, Ang InK invited member artists to interpret quotations from the speeches, prayers and other works of Ninoy and Cory Aquino, using different media.
“It is through the artists’ eyes that we hope to capture the essence of the ideas, reflections and sentiments of our two modern-day heroes and to convert them into visual forms that speak to young people today,” said Zeus Bascon, directorial board member of Ang InK. "The process involved in making the artworks pushed us to realize even further our own share of responsibility toward our countrymen today and in the years to come."
“Your Heart Today: Ninoy & Cory In Art” will be open to the public up to October 15, 2011. All artworks featured in the exhibit are available for sale. Proceeds from exhibit sales will help support the programs of Ang Ink and the Ortigas Foundation, as well as the iamninoy-iamcory movement.
“We have been closely interfacing with the youth in recent years through the iamninoy-iamcory movement, which seeks to surface new forms of heroism among Generation Y,” explained Mr. Rafael C. Lopa, NCAF president and executive director. “We have constantly been amazed at the dynamism, creativity and energy of young Filipinos in coming up with new ways to be of service to the community. I have no doubt that, along these lines, they will embrace cultural avenues with the same enthusiasm. The legacy of People Power is secure in their young hands.”