When a group of airline workers form an art club to pursue their passions collectively, an exhibit would not be far behind in their plans despite their busy flying schedules. Most especially if the exhibit benefits a good cause.
Klub Estetika, an artists’ group made up of flight attendants from Philippine Airlines and other invited artists, recently staged “The Gift of Freedom,” an exhibit benefiting children from the Ephesus Home for Abused Girls in Bulacan. Artworks by Mario Somera, Ayna Riza Novorra-Tan, Myra Mateo, Jethro Jocson, Marlon Magbanua, Sherwin Carillo, Rafael Xavier, Dee Sarno, Kristine Saguilon, and Joana Regina Alberto are on display at the Adamson University Art Gallery until November 27. Portraits drawn by the Ephesus girls are also on display along with the paintings, photos, and sculptures of the artists.
The exhibit was formally opened by Vice President for Administration Prof. Ana Liza Ragos, Office for Institutional Advancement director Dr. Lizelle Villanueva, and Office for Student Affairs director Atty. Julius Babista. Jocson spoke in behalf of the artists and introduced the club and the project’s aims to the public in the short program held before the opening.
Ephesus remains close to Klub Estetika as Ephesus’s founder Mario Somera is also one of Estetika’s core members. Prior to this exhibit, the club also initiated a Christmas card-making contest participated by Ephesus’s girls in December 2006. Yael Esperat