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New York artists to auction works for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Contemporary realist Orley Ypon will showcase some of his award-winning works. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

NEW YORK–Artists for Philippines is a collaboration of the Philippine Consulate General of New York with some 20 Filipino and American artists who are donating valuable paintings for a silent charity auction to be held on Nov. 25 at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Consulate.

New York-based painters Mars Custodio, Art Zamora, Jojo Austria, Sam Penaso, Orley Ypon, Lenore Lim, Dulcie Dee, Monica Bauer and Jimmy Garzon, among others are participating in the event.

Curating the show is Carol Tanjutco, chair of Roosevelt Art Restoration and Education (R.A.R.E.) Foundation. Special guests from the performing arts will provide musical entertainment.

Valuable pieces of art in acrylic, oil and mixed media paintings, of varying styles from realism, surrealism, expressionism to the modern and post-modern style combining abstract with figurative.

Proceeds of the silent auction will be donated to victims of super Typhoon “Haiyan/Yolanda.” All U.S. donations are tax deductible through the Philippine Jesuits Foundation, a 501-c(3) corporation, serving the typhoon victims. For more information, visit the site: http://artistsforphilippines.eventbrite.com

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