Combining ART and CHARITY - Carlos Rocha Donates Painting to BATA Foundation
December 07 2015

Combining ART and CHARITY - Carlos Rocha Donates Painting to BATA Foundation

Carlos Rocha donates a vibrant painting of a carnival to the children of the BATA Foundation.

The Carnival

 

Below an ashen-coal sky

We

The lost children

Celebrate new life

As promising and inviting

As a carnival

Built just for us

Under stardust and moonlight

Atop the growing grass

Of answered prayer.

 

Come!

Listen to our laughter

Hear our cries

As the salted tears crystallize

And our bitterness grows to love…

And the fear shrinks down to size…

Whilst hollow tear drops

shatter upon the ground

We were the children

Who were lost

But are now found.

 

-- Arnaiz

Selling for upward of PHP 50,000, Carlos Rocha's works are typically seen displayed in Rockwell's Power Plant mall, hotel lobbies, museums, and the likes. However, one special painting by Rocha titled, The Carnival, will now belong to the children of the BATA Foundation orphanage in Marikina city. It is a colorful, fun, and vibrant painting of just that, a carnival, which surely will brighten up the spirits of the girls in our orphanage. Carlos, out of the kindness of his heart, agreed months earlier to create a painting just for the orphans. As opposed to bare walls, this painting will bring color and life to the home where the orphans reside. The Carnival will serve as a beacon of hope for the children of the BATA Foundation. In Brazil, street artists paint murals on walls throughout slum neighborhoods or "las favelas" as their way of giving back, bringing bright scenery to otherwise bare and cracking walls. Here in the Philippines, one selfless artist is doing his part bringing the world of art to those less fortunate. THANK YOU Mr. Charlie Rocha!  

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