STILLNESS TO ELYSIAN
A Benefit Sale
October 1, 2020
Project PEARLS partners with the artist Chiqui Rodriguez for the virtual-only exhibition and sale of Stillness to Elysian: A Benefit Sale from 8 October to 18 November 2020. Part of the proceeds from the benefit sale will fund the scholarship and feeding programs by Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization with the mission to help the poorest children in the Philippines.
The Stillness to Elysian: A Benefit Sale will consist of artworks from select new and early works of the artist representing life in meditation and renewal.
The Stillness to Elysian series of paintings represents the 10 stages of the artist's life in meditation that emanates from stillness. The paintings illustrate a myriad of metamorphosis stages from awakening, determination, balance, contentment, recreating vision, exploration, reminiscing, satisfaction, submissiveness, and achieving bliss from spiritual rebirth. "Going through a roller-coaster of emotions during unprecedented times of our lives is natural" according to the artist. However, when the mountain of doubt shifts, an aurora of hope appears. This anomaly of intense emotions may be ephemeral at first but conceivably restored with feelings of self-exploration until it captures the person's blissful state of rebirth or Elysian. Similar to the historical works of the artist, she consistently communicates that "hard work is a form of meditation" and the Stillness to Elysian paintings demystifies Chiqui's months of introspection that describes an individual's spiritual journey from the abyss of uncertainty to the high road in realizing elysian.
Benefit Sale & Exhibition Information:
6 October 2020 (1 am) to 8 October (12nn)
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8 October (3 pm) to 18 November (12nn)
Project PEARLS is a non-profit organization with the core mission to help the poorest of the poor children to have a better life by giving them PEARLS: Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love and Smiles through education, empowerment, nutrition, nourishment, and healthcare. It aims to feed, educate, advocate, and work for the basic human rights of the children living in poverty.
The core programs of Project PEARLS are guided by the first four Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Project PEARLS has a Scholarship Program for more than 500 students in three communities: Tondo, Manila; Bocaue, Bulacan; and Zamboanga Sibugay. We also have LitClubs and various community learning activities that further enhance the literacy, artistic, and social skills of children and youth
The organization provides daily breakfast for hundreds of children in Tondo, Manila. In partnership with organizations and individuals, we also bring critical medical and dental services to the communities. The Health Clinic in Tondo provides free medicines and free check-ups.
Most importantly, Project PEARLS provides opportunities for scholars to develop their capacities and skills by immersing them in different kinds of workshops and training. We also empower women in the community by giving them the resources that they need for a sustainable livelihood.
To learn more about their projects, visit projectpearls.org.
(Source: Project PEARLS, 2020)