This Artist Will Give 100 Percent of Her Solo Show's Proceeds to the Ultra Poor

Addie SyCip Cukingnan has done numerous solo art exhibitions to raise funds for various charities. In the past, she's worked with UNICEF, World Vision, and Alay Kapwa, to name a few. This year, she continues her initiative with International Care Ministries (ICM).

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ICM is an international charity that works with the Philippines' ultra-poor—those who survive on less than 25 pesos a day—to help transform their lives. So far ICM has worked with over one million Filipinos since 1992, teaching them values, as well as lessons on nutrition, health, and livelihood.

100 percent of the proceeds of the solo exhibition will go to ICM's feeding and livelihood programs.

Seeing all that the organization has been doing, Cukingnan says, “It just made sense to me and felt right to dedicate this exhibit towards ICM’s efforts to uplift the poorest of the poor in the country.”

Cukingnan's latest show was supposed to run through August 9 to 24 at the Art Lounge Manila at the Podium in Ortigas Center, but with the city under modified enhanced community quarantine (and help needed more than ever), the exhibition is moving the opening online with a Facebook Live.

Titled "In the Stillness of the Mist," the show's 25 paintings are inspired by a river cruise Cukingan took in China's rural countryside. She shares, “There was a feeling of serenity as if you’re in another world.” And, the scenes capture just that with towering gorges and junk boats quietly sailing in the mist.


Check out the opening of "In the Stillness of the Mist" on August 9 here, and see a preview of Cukingnan's works ahead of the Facebook Live below.

"Birds in the Mist #1," by Addie SyCip Cukingnan

"Boatmen's Tower," by Addie SyCip Cukingnan

"Flight to the Red Moon #3," by Addie SyCip Cukingnan

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"Junk Boat in the Mist #3," by Addie SyCip Cukingnan

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