NY charity’s art gallery in Makati presents tribal and wildlife themed exhibit
New York-based Eagle Eye Charities’ newly-minted gallery for a cause opened its third exhibition at Valero Plaza, Salcedo Village, Makati with a tribal and indigenous themed show titled Defenders of the Wild, featuring portraits of different tribal villages from Mangyans, Igorot and Bogobo.
Eagle Eye Art Gallery is exhibiting a rare collection of contemporary and realist paintings of Philippine Eagles and other endangered species until Aug. 31.
The exhibit aims to raise awareness of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle, giant bird of prey that can only be seen in 4 islands in the Philippines: Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao .
“It is the largest and most powerful among forest raptors, yet unheard of because it is going extinct, with an estimated number of only 400 pairs in the wild,” according to the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
Tribal group Kadangyan Founder Govinda Jean opened the program with a flute music serenade to ancestors, a celebration of rich heritage and a call to defend Mother Earth’s bounty and her endangered beings.
Pinikpikan tribal drummer Taytay Jose Dufort, whose music is available at Apple Music download, joined him in symphony with nature-made percussions crafted from mango seeds, seas shells, wood bark and other found objects from the forest.
Department of Tourism Division Chief Catherine Agustin attended the exhibit. The Eagle Eye Art Gallery will benefit New York-based Eagle Eye Charities’ art outreach to villages in the Philippines, as seen on its website: Eaglecharities.org
Participating artists include Nemi Miranda, Jonathan Abellana, Cris Bobier, Ismael Esber, Jean Govinda, Raiñer Duhaylungsod, Reynan Dingal, Maria Francisca Juarez, Lucas Rañola, Romel Marteja Reyes, Fernando Regencia, Evan Respeto, Richelle Rivera and Carol Tanjutco.
For the latest collection, visit the online gallery at eaglecharities.org/gallery. The group also hosts one to five-day lessons on Basic and Advanced Oil Painting, please call 0917-847-4248.