This February 2019, during the month of love and art in the Philippines, we decided to bring together local Dumaguete artists and show the most beautiful reasons of loving Philippines through the ukulele art.
Our partner New Susing's Guitar from Lapu Lapu, Cebu provided us with 7 beautiful ukuleles with heart shaped sound hole special for this event.
Celebrating the National Arts Month, collaboration promotes local art and is aimed to be a supporting Little Children of the Philippines Foundation event.
Each artist shares its story about their own reason of loving Philippines:
by Cil Flores
"The Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful native flowers. Thus, the ukulele’s design is inspired by the different flowers which thrive in the country, such as gumamela, sampaguita, and anthurium."
by Hersley Casero
"There are more than 7107 reasons to love the Philippines. Reasons as deep as the ocean, and as colourful as all that call it home. Some reasons fill your ears, some your belly, but most, your heart. You can fall in love with her as fast as a ceres bus, and stay as long as a whale. Her people are bamboo in tropical typhoons, and sunrise warmth and vibrance. No man is an island, but has a million brothers and sisters. These are the reasons we love the Philippines, as honest as the day is long."
Lullaby For The Sea
by Angelo Delos Santos
"I choose this subjects for my piece to show that they to have some unspoken lullaby I hope that through this art piece we could hear the songs of their cry for help to save the world they live in and I hope with the stroke of strings with this piece it will touch our hearts to feel and see how beautiful the ocean is."
by Calvin Larena
"The ukulele art represents the simplicity of the Filipinos and abundance of agricultural products in this tropical country. Bahay Kubo is a famous Tagalog folk song and a cultural heritage, which is considered to be a symbol of togetherness."
by Kat Banay
"I love the fact that the Philippines has so many beaches. They are beautiful and easily accessible. Most locals find it enjoyable to relax with a natural breeze and the sound of the waves in the sea under the shade of coconut trees and this is easy to find in this country. The beach brings out smiles and memories and simply a great happy feeling which we all need in our lives."
by Kat Banay
"This concept is combined with the Filipino language represented by words that pertain to common beach scenes in the Philippines."
"From thousands of Filipino brands you can find many or at least one which you love. Filipinos proud of their brands, especially by people hiding behind them. The ukulele art illustrates in a pop art collage colourful world of some of the Philippine brands, that become part of our everyday life here in the Philippines and around the world."
The opening of exhibition took part in the Flying Fish Hostel, Dumaguete city.
After the opening all ukuleles were displayed in Alima Cafe, Dumaguete city for 2 weeks.
After the event was completed we visited LCP in Dumaguete city to donate proceed from sales of original ukulele artworks. Gifts for kids were provided by Pinspired Online Shop.