Aug 16, 2019

Roxas Boulevard’s baywalk is currently lined with sails turned canvases, each depicting issues on poverty, climate change, and the environment.

The colorful sails are part of an open-air exhibit titled “Gallery of the Sea”, where artists from Angono Atelier and Cuadra Manila showcase how the country will benefit from achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their paintings.

Former senator Heherson Alvarez explains that “Gallery of the Sea” was organized to promote the importance of achieving a sustainable future.

“The ecological time bomb of global warming must be diffused today for us to save tomorrow,” he adds.

The exhibit includes works by Remi Miranda, whose painting depicts the contrasting realities between a child born into poverty and a child whose family can afford to get them an education.

Atoy Apostadero and August Santiago also depict another form of contrasting realities within the country. Atoy Apostadero’s “Life Below Water” highlights the marine biodiversity in Philippine waters, while August Santiago’s “Life on Land” presents a lush green safari.

Pete Velasquez, meanwhile, highlights the importance of cleaning the ocean through his depiction of a school of fish swimming upward.

The “Gallery of the Sea” exhibit will run until the end of August. After that, the exhibit will be installed on a barge set to cruise the Pasig River.


Header photo courtesy of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

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