NEW YORKER ROMMEL RICO Paints for children with HIV


Some artists continue to create works of art despite the pandemic brought about by the Covid-19 virus.

This happened to Fil-Am based visual artist Rommel Rico  from New York City who returned recently to the country for a fund-raising one-man exhibit of his art works , but was   put on hold due to the pandemic.

Earlier, Rico had a successful one-man exhibit showcased at  Pfizer Headquarters lobby, 42nd St.,   New York.

He was highly acclaimed there by some aficionados and  art critics of New York for his brush works with distinct Mediterranean allure and  appeal of his diverse subjects: Caucasians or  Filipino women from his fabled hometown Sibuyan Island of Masbate  Province.

Keeping in mind the protocols of the pandemic, he emblazoned instead his painterly works on high quality T-shirts into fashionable and wearable  objects of art.

His customized designs were modeled by charitable-minded ladies from the corporate world namely, Carmie De Leon, VP for sales and marketing of  Healthway Medical; Candice Zialcita, founder of  Sauce and Source Business Solutions Studio, Inc.; Cathy Brillantes-Turvill, CEO of Nurture

Wellness Village; and  Joy Subalisid,  grand winner of Shawn Rhoden International Competition for body building.

The fundraising initiative is geared for the Duyan Project of the Project Red Ribbon Care

Management Foundation, Inc., one of   the country’s leading foundations for children with HIV who are misplaced in care centers for adults with the same affliction. (George Vail Kabristante)

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