Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ignacio Exhibit Benefits The Enrique Zobel Foundation

My good friend the visual artist - architect Joven Ignacio opened his nth art exhibit last night at Le Souffle at the Rockwell Club for the benefit of the Enrique Zobel Foundation (EZF).

Joven has always had a generous heart, always quick to help various causes. In turn, God has blessed Him with a wonderful career, both as architect and visual artist. Dee Zobel, Enrique Zobel's widow, had stumbled upon his work early this year when he held an exhibit for the Philippine Science High School Foundation at the Powerplant. It was there that she first broached the possibility of his helping out EZF Foundation. Last night, was the result of that collaboration.

EZF provides infrastructure, by building schools, providing learning support, teacher training and health and nutrition to the underprivileged children in Calatagan, Batangas. The foundation provides support for the 22 public elementary schools there with a total enrollment of 7,285 students.

Last night, the foundations board of trustees, friends and patrons came out in full support of Joven's exhibit. As of this writing, eight of his 14 paintings have already been sold out. Quite a feat for an opening night! The exhibit will continue to run for two weeks at Le Souffle.

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