Diaries Magazine

Joey Velasco Gallery: Riverbanks Center: Marikina City, Metro Manila

Posted on the 29 December 2014 by Michael David Oyco @MDoyco

Hapag ng Pag-asa: Joey Velasco Gallery

Hapag ng Pag-asa

Let's admit that visiting museums and galleries is not that fun and exciting as compared to theme parks and shopping malls, well I'm speaking for most of Asians because it can also be affected by the people's culture, history and standard of living; Like most Europeans prefer going to historical museums, art galleries and artistic plays and musicals rather than any other activities. And one more thing, when we talk of spirituality and social responsibility, majority of the people gets bored with this topic but we all do know that it is one of the most significant and meaningful aspect of one's life right? I personally think that a person will only and truly understand specific things when he's eyes and heart is open for it. Well, when talking about galleries, generally, the story behind the art pieces is much more interesting than what we can see physically. And with our next feature, you'll never get less than what you have expected.
Featuring the Joey Velasco Gallery,

Joey Velasco Gallery entrance

Entrance at the Joey Velasco Gallery

Joey Velasco Gallery, is now a home to the spiritually moving art masterpieces and legacy of the late Joey Velasco.   Joey Velasco is already with our Lord, Jesus Christ at the age of 43 due to a life-threatening kidney disease. He was best known for his very popular work Hapag ng Pag-asa, or Table of Hope, which is an illustration of the Last Supper with Jesus and street children instead of the disciples. And because if this, Mr. Velasco has stirred the hearts of many with his paintings. 
I am sure that when you visit the place, you will be awed by its beauty both the gallery and his paintings.

First works: Joey Velasco Gallery

Some of Mr. Velasco's first works

People who have visited the gallery or even have only seen his paintings will surely testify that it is not just a gallery. Though appreciation of art will be present, it is mainly or more of a place for reflection.  It is like the museum is alive, where art reflects the spiritual dimension of day to day living and opens our social awareness. According to Mr. Joey Velasco's wife, Ms. Queeny Velasco, it is a museum of “faith and patriotism”.  

Inside Joey Velasco Gallery

Inside Joey Velasco Gallery

More paintings at Joey Velasco Gallery

More paintings at Joey Velasco Gallery

Documentaries taken by Mr. Joey Vealsco himself about his advocacy plus the histories to the few of his paintings are available for viewing once your inside the museum. These documentaries will not only touch your heart but your spirit as well.
Joey Velasco Gallery photo 1
Joey Velasco Gallery photo 2
Take note that Mr. Joey Velasco did not take any art courses ever and some of his masterpieces are seen from dreams. Know more of these details by visiting the gallery yourself and be mesmerized by its wonders.
The given gallery is currently supported by the Joey Velasco Foundation (JVF) whose main priority is to support the Hapag Kids and their families, and the other families of Hapag Village in Amparo, Caloocan City. JVF continually creates livelihood projects for them in order to give training and enhance their skills and other activities for the value formation to each of them and of the community.
Address: 2nd level, E-com Building Riverbanks Center, Barangka Marikina CityRates: P100/head, teachers with ID are free & open to senior citizens discountOperating hours:  Friday to Sunday, 8:00AM to 5:00PMContact no.: 09439246065 (look for Cristy)Email: [email protected]Web page: http://riverbankscenter.com/learning-center/joey-velasco-galleryFacebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joey-Velasco-Foundation-Inc/837628702922353Joey Velasco Gallery logoNow a home to the spiritually moving art masterpieces and legacy of the late Joey Velasco

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog