Members of the Social Security System (SSS) and the general public can now view and purchase paintings and handicrafts by the KULAY Group of Artists during a month-long exhibit titled “Changing Lives through Art” at the SSS Gallery until June 29. KULAY, an affiliate organization of the Lamb of God Foundation, Inc., is described as “a group of inmates who found a new life of peace as artists.” The group, which is a perennial winner at art competitions for inmates in the Philippines, was founded at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City in 1998. Proceeds from the art exhibit will be used to support artistic initiatives and livelihood programs of inmates.
Photo shows SSS vice presidents Marissu Bugante (right) and May Catherine Ciriaco (left) receive a donated painting from New Bilibid Prison Officer-in-Charge Supt. Richard Schwarzkoph, Jr. (2nd from left) and Bureau of Corrections Acting Director Gaudencio Pangilinan (2nd from right) during the exhibit’s opening ceremonies at the SSS Gallery, which is located at the 2nd floor of the SSS main building in Quezon City, last June 5.
Photo courtesy of SSS