Campaign Update

Empowerment Through ART, an Art exhibit for a cause for the benefit of Batis-AWARE and YOGHI

YLLANG Montenegro
Posted April 30, 2018 from Philippines
ETA Team
from left to right: Yllang, Ervin, Wenzel, Za Z, Laura, Jonalyn, Aljay, Anthony and Nova
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Team ETA at Ignition Venture Studio April 6 - May 15 2018

Ignition Venture Studio is a nation-building enterprise which aims to empower the entrepreneur. They provide business support services that allow individuals to focus on executing their innovative ideas without the backend hassles of running an enterprise. They bridge virtual capital with disruptive innovators and foster an accessible community that yields opportunities, nurtures trailblazing ideas and encourages knowledge sharing for growth.

Since last month, exactly one year before I started Empowerment Through Art, ETA became a group of artists who believes in the power of ART. People who are passionate, people who believes and supports women's and children's rights, people who believes that humanity always prevail. These people joined together to show women in varying mood, expressions and reflections. One desire bonded them, to be an artist for one’s mother, sister, wife, friend, classmate, neighbor, office mate and leader; that it take so much effort to be noticed by society.

Women shout for equal roles and opportunities and until now we are still in need to raise awareness about how women are treated in workplace, at home, in school, in corporate world, in health and social services and in the political arena.

These artists are unique because they have other professional engagements and interests. Some are in health-related courses, development work, writing, research and accounting. These artists pursued painting and doing artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. What started as a hobby became another source of happiness. They reached the consensus, to define and show women empowerment in their paintings and art works.

They are aspiring artists truly motivated and involved in the society where women can be agents of change.

There is no other way but to seethe love and passion of these artists engaging, dynamic and empowering.

 

 

Sharing the poem that I read in the opening exhibit event last April 6, 2018

 

“Si Yllang at ilang kwento ng mga kababaihan”

 

Maralita, mahina, walang pinag aralan, Yan ang madalas na katayuan ng mga kababaihang nasa laylayan ng ating lipunan

Tanga, bulnerable, madaling mauto, Mga katangian ng karamihang namumuhay sa kahirapan.

Ako bilang babae, katulad ng nakararami, Ako bilang mahina, mahirap at madalas na tinatawag na puta.

Ako bilang isang babaeng paulit ulit nang nasaktan, subalit paulit ulit paring nag mamahal

Ako na noon ay isang migranteng manggagawa, Ako bilang isang anak, ina at asawa…

Ang minimithi para sa kapwa kababaihang nakararami, ay ang pagkakaroon ng pantay pantay na karapatan, kaligayahan at Kalayaan.

Karapatang maabot ang mga minimithi para sa sarili at pamilya, Kaligayahan na nais makamit ng puso at kalayaang gawin ang ninanais ng kalooban.

Para sa bawat araw ng pakikipag laban ng kababaihan, Ang pag papakita at pag sabit ng mga pininta sa bawat espasyo ng lugar na ito ay isang tagumpay ko kung tawagin.

Tingnan, sipatin, isipin ang mensaheng napapaloob sa mga ito, Nais kong mag laan tayo ng konting oras o minuto, magmunimuni, isipin ang mga kabbaihang nakakasama bawat araw.

Para sa akin ang  bawat araw ay giyera, pakikipag laban sa agos ng buhay, dahil patuloy ang pangamba, panganib at pananakot

Hindi pa tapos ang kwento ng mga kababaihan, ilan lamang ito sa kwentong buhay ng nakararaming kababaihan sa ating lipunan.

https://www.facebook.com/yllangartworks/notifications/

https://www.facebook.com/BATISAWARE96/

https://www.facebook.com/batisyoghi/

https://www.ignition.biz/

http://www.artrepresent.com/yllang/

 

 

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Jill Langhus
May 01, 2018
May 01, 2018

Hi Yllang. Thanks for your update and powerful poem. What is the next event or milestone for ETA?

YLLANG Montenegro
May 01, 2018
May 01, 2018

HI Jill,

thanks for asking, the group is planning on developing it into an organization. I am still working on some documents needed to register it, maybe as an NGO for artists or a social ent. still thinking about it.

I don't want to just sell the paintings, I want it to be an instrument for awareness and change.

Jill Langhus
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018

You're welcome:) That sounds great, and it's a great idea.

Beth Lacey
May 01, 2018
May 01, 2018

The arts are so important in every culture.  Good luck with your work.

Beth

May 01, 2018
May 01, 2018
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YLLANG Montenegro
May 01, 2018
May 01, 2018

thanks Beth

Jensine Larsen
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018

Incredible project!  Are you in Manila Cecille?

YLLANG Montenegro
May 03, 2018
May 03, 2018

Hello Jensine,

Yes, I live in Caloocan City Metro Manila, PH. 

Thank you! 

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
May 04, 2018
May 04, 2018

 I am so proud of you, Sis, for the growth and progress of your advocacies. Ang galing naman ng tula mo! Sayang di ako makakapunta sa mga events ninyo. Malayo kasi ako at nagbabantay ng mga bata. 

Keep up the great work!

YLLANG Montenegro
May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Hi Karen, 

Maraming salamat! sana magkita tayo at makapag usap at bonding next time!

Keep in touch sis!

Tamarack Verrall
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Dear Cecille,

I love following you and what you are accomplishing through courageous art shows and poetic voice. I read a translation of your words and was so happy to know that you are sending out so publicly the bare reality of injustices that women face daily. Congratulations on all you continue to accomplish dear Sister.

YLLANG Montenegro
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Thank you always Tam!