If there is an association for Pinoy Writers of Kid's Lit, an organization of Pinoy Storytellers, there is a group of Pinoy artist who illustrates for Pinoy kids -Ang INK
They tied up with Haribon this year for an exhibit that packs in load of activities for kids and the young at heart. Read on!
How do wild animals feel about being pets? What do crocodiles have to say about the disappearing forests and wetlands? What do birds think about deforestation?
Haribon Foundation, a membership organization dedicated to nature conservation with the people--for the people, together with Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang I.n.K.), the country's first and only organization of illustrators for children, will try to answer these questions--from the animals' point of view.
Aptly titled "Animalaya", the Ang I.n.K.-Haribon exhibit presents the plight of the country's endemic and endangered animals and the message they have been longing to tell humans. A touring exhibit, it will be on view at the Riverbanks Mall, Marikina City from August 23 to 28, at the Manila International Book Fair, World Trade Center from August 31 to September 4, and selected schools nationwide.
Aside from a showcase of more than 40 artworks by Ang I.n.K. members, fun-filled and educational activities will also be held, such as Meet-the-book-illustrator, Story telling, Art workshops, On-the-spot art contest, and the Haribon HATCH Kids membership launch, all of which are geared towards making children and adults understand the reality the environmental situation and encouraging them on how to take action.
"Animalaya" is made possible with support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy through the A NEST Project for Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines, and our friends from Riverbanks Center Mall, Oishi, Manila International Book Fair, Adarna House, Anvil Publishing, Star Paper, Mindgate Systems Inc., and Granny Goose.
Thanks to Astrid Tobias for forwarding this press release via email.