The Subtle Arttraction is a social media page aiming to bring artists together to create for different socially relevant causes. They recently brought a group together to sell art for the cause of Ayeisha Kate Manto. Manto is a six-year-old girl from Liloan, Cebu who is battling against stage 4 liver cancer.
Manto is currently confined at the Perpetual Succour Hospital in Lahug, Cebu City. She has a yolk sac tumor in her liver that caused her distended abdomen, as seen in her GoFundMe page. Her father put up the page in order to ask for assistance in paying for the fees needed for her chemotherapy treatment.
The paintings in the gallery put up by The Subtle Arttraction in collaboration with several different artists will be sold to help Manto. One hundred percent of the proceeds earned by this project will all be donated for her cause. This is not the first time The Subtle Arttraction has brought attention to this issue.
The page has also created a group called The ArtisTryst, welcoming all types of artists and art enthusiasts to join in order to spread awareness through their art. They recently had an exhibit titled #DUGHAN (meaning bosom) in order to relay the importance of breast cancer screening and prevention. Ten percent of the sales from this exhibit was donated to ICanServe foundation, to help provide free mammograms to impoverished Filipinas. #DUGHAN was held on October 22 at Rotary International Cebu’s PINK TENT 2016, at the Oakridge Pavilion, AS Fortunal, Mandaue.
In the case of Art for AYEISHA, a media gallery on The Subtle Arttraction’s Facebook page shows what available paintings are up for bidding. The person who offers the most will receive the painting after the bidding is closed.