Of Art and Wine

The World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated every 28th of July. It aims to engage nations in conserving biodiversity habitats and in protecting the world’s flora and fauna species.

What better way to join the whole world in raising awareness for nature conservation than through visual arts?

The Philippine Fauna Art Society in partnership with Conrad Manila, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau, and the Embassy of the Philippines in Malaysia celebrates the World Nature Conservation Day with a Philippines-Malaysia Joint Art Exhibition “Para sa Kalikasan”.

Both countries, other than being ASEAN Member States, are two of the seventeen megadiverse countries in the whole world. To be considered as such fifty percent of the flora and fauna species should be endemic to the country and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Despite the concentration of diverse life in both countries, there is always a threat to the existence of varied life forms due to habitat loss, human activity, and climate change.

“Para sa Kalikasan” showcases the distinct native fauna species of the Philippines and Malaysia through paintings of different media and art styles. It hopes to further raise awareness about the conservation status of both countries’ native species especially those that are considered endangered.

Awareness through visual arts evokes a positive attitude that leads to concrete actions. Come, help raise awareness and enwrap yourself in the fascinating fauna artworks of Filipino and Malaysian artists collectively advocating for nature conservation.

Leytia fragilis (“Gary at Jade”)

This year is doing great by me so far 🌷❤️ I feel incredibly honored to be a part of this year’s “Of Art and Wine” featuring PARA SA KALIKASASAN.

This pandemic and the series of calamities over the past decade is our nature’s cry for help. Join us in raising awareness for nature conservation.

Starting Wednesday, July 28, you can visit artworks of the Philippines’s endemic and indigenous fauna species, including my painting Leytia fragilis (“Gary at Jade”) at Conrad Hotel’s Gallery C.

There’s also an online exhibit of endemic fauna species artworks by Philippine and Malaysian artists to be launched on July 28, 2:00 pm.

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