Art Charity

FORMER investment banker Estella Tansengco-Schapero's exhibit "Art Without Borders" opened Saturday and will run until September 28, 2009 at the Artists Space of the Ayala Museum.

The invitation said the "proceeds will fund the pre-school adopted by the Schapero's through the Hong Kong-based International care Ministries."

The invitation added that the pre-school is located on a squatter relocation settlement three kilometers outside Bacolod City.

As Tansengco-Schapero said on her website, ICM, a registered charity in the Philippines, Hong Kong and the United States, "is a non-profit organization serving the poorest of the poor in the slums on the islands of Negros, Bohol and Mindanao in the Philippines since 1992."

The group, she said, has local Christian churches as partners.

"By addressing the real needs of those living in poverty, ICM empowers local pastors and their congregations to tangibly share the Christian message within their communities."

According to her website , she is "a Filipino of Chinese descent with a background in finance and a passion for things Asian."

Her exhibit displays ten works mostly mixed media on canvas that, based on the photos, evokes a migrant's pining to the noble ancestry of the people in her homeland.

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