‘Art with a Heart’ exhibit opens at SM City Clark

CLARK — An exhibit featuring the artworks of homegrown artists, centering on the importance of breastfeeding, has just opened at SM City Clark here on August 2, 2022.

Dubbed “Art with a Heart”, the ribbon cutting ceremonies were led by Angeles City Chief-of-Staff Atty. Kercee Lazatin on behalf of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.,  along with SM Supermalls Regional Operations Manager Andrea Madlangbayan-Rodriguez, and Pamitipun artists Karla De Guzman and Norman Tiotuico.

The said exhibit is in observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and will be showcased from August 2-15, 2022 at SM City Clark.

The artists who participated in the exhibit are Tiotuico, Dr. Vitt Pantig, Arnel Garcia, Aurelio De Guzman, Ar. Edwin Catli, Raul ‘Pol’ Del Mundo, Engr. Andy Ramos, Billy Corquera, Ramcos Nulud, Henry Nicdao, Dodjie Aguinaldo, Iwag Palattao, Arnold Salunga, Gerald Dela Cruz, Aaron Rivera, Ailyn Gonzales, Elizabeth Sison, Herminigildo Pineda, Harvey San Miguel, Jonathan Pili, Ramil Tumampos, Hajjie Gonzales, Sim De Pio, Arvin Dungca, Ronald Buenacifra, Jr., Lord Dacayanan, Erwin Sumera Torio, Jing Sararana, Marylou Millan Dumas, Karla Velasquez, Lyndon Joseph Susi, Jeffrey Gabatin, Camille Joy Pingul, Jing Torno, Heidy Macabenta, Jojo La Madrid, Lauren Tolentino, and Art Sumalde.

For her part, Madlangbayan-Rodriguez said the exhibit is just one of the many programs under SM Cares to promote the good health and well-being of women and nursing mothers.

“Through the creative expression of our artists and the support of our partners, we aim to raise awareness on the benefits of breastfeeding and the beauty of a mother’s journey with her child. We hope that in doing so, we are able to positively influence acceptance of breastfeeding by mothers as a means to nourish their children in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals targeting zero hunger, good health, and well-being,” she said in her speech.

She also said that SM Supermalls ensure that the message it communicates is also followed by services and facilities to support women, particularly in creating a safe space and welcoming environment for a mother to nurse her child. 

“The establishment of our breastfeeding stations across all SM Supermalls nationwide, for example, has welcomed over one million mothers since their introduction, averaging nearly 170,000 visitors annually,” she added.