Spontaneous Strokes exhibition now open

MONA is happy to announce a new exhibition -SPONTANEOUS STROKES- on display at the lobby of West Gorordo Hotel starting January 10th. Scroll down for more information about this special display.

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Spontaneous Strokes
January 10- March 31, 2017
West Gorordo Hotel Lobby
Cebu, Philippines

Art created by 13 young girls rescued from difficult situations
Expressive Arts Workshop Facilitated by Paulina Constancia

This exhibition is made possible by the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA], West Gorordo Hotel, the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes and My Refuge House (MRH)


About the Collection

The works on display here are outputs from a recent expressive arts workshop facilitated by Paulina Constancia for 13 girls who have been rescued from difficult situations. The girls were tasked to make random brush strokes on paper using watercolor. At first, they were confused with what they were doing  and where their art was going. However, when they were done painting in the colors and were asked to look at their work from different angles, they were able to figure out the hidden message amid the layers of colors. The girls were quite surprised how a simple activity afforded them a window to their inner world.


The Crusade for the Rights of Women and Children

West Gorordo Hotel (WGH), through the Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA] Outreach Program, is a shining example of how a private institution can crusade for the rights of women and children.

MONA partners with the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes to facilitate expressive and experiential therapy for different women’s rights groups and their community partners.

Art is a constant agent of transformation and is indeed the soul’s drive to health.
– Cathy Malchiodi
The Soul’s Palette: Drawing on Art’s Transformative Powers for Health and Well-Being”

Spontaneous Strokes Workshop with MRH

Monday, December 19th, Paulina Constancia conducted an expressive arts workshop for 13 young girls from My Refuge House. The participants were asked to do some spontaneous strokes using watercolor on paper without any specific images/details in mind, just to give the subconscious the opportunity to speak up and let itself be known. Afterwhich, participants were made to look at their painting from different angles and try to figure out what it’s about and what it means to them.

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Poster-invite for Spontaneous Strokes workshop

Here are the girls working on their Spontaneous Strokes:
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Here is a sample output of the workshop.

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Spontaneous strokes by Mandy, 22

Title :  Wild Life of Elephant

Artist’s Name :   Mandy

Age :  22

A Little About My Work 

I drew this painting because of my experience before and after MRH.  I felt tense while I was drawing this painting because I remembered my struggle, and how I have accomplished things that make me proud of myself.  I’m getting nearer to the future.

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Mandy, 22 sees an elephant in her painting

The output of the Spontaneous Strokes workshop will be on display at the lobby of West Gorordo Hotel. Exhibition details will be posted very soon…

 

Project Baby Pink Turn-over

Sept 10th at the MoNA.

Paulina Constancia had the pleasure of turning over the Project Baby Pink collection to My Refuge House (MRH). Present at the simple turn-over ceremony were Rose Anne Obenque of MRH, American Psychologist Dr. Yvonne and husband Wig.

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The Project Baby Pink collection is seen here turned over to Rose Anne Obenque of My Refuge House and American Psychologist Dr. Yvonne.

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Paulina showing some of the PBP collection and title cards to Dr. Yvonne.

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“Very powerful images from a psychological perspective”, says Dr. Yvonne.

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Here’s a photo of the Project Baby Pink collection while on display at the lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

Learn more about Project Baby Pink (PBP), watch this video

Learn more about My Refuge House