Right next to The Spirit of Bethlehem is the Joey Velasco Gallery, now home to the spiritually moving art pieces and legacy of the late Joey Velasco.
The artist was only 43 years old when he passed away because of a life-threatening kidney disease. Best known for his work Hapag ng Pag-asa, or Table of Hope, which depicts the Last Supper with Jesus and street children instead of the disciples, Velasco has stirred the hearts of many with his paintings.
Those who have seen his paintings will certainly attest that it is not just a gallery. Though there is an appreciation of art, it is more of a place for reflection. It is a “living museum” where art reflects the spiritual dimension of day to day living and sparks social awareness. According to Ms. Queeny Velasco, wife of the late painter/writer, it is a museum of “faith and patriotism”.
The gallery is being supported by the Joey Velasco Foundation (JVF) whose current priority is to give support to the Hapag Kids and their families as well as other families of Hapag Village in Amparo, Caloocan City. JVF creates livelihood projects for them, gives training to enhance their skills and other activities for the value formation of the community.
|General admission: P120/head|
|Senior Citizens with ID: 20% discount on regular fee|
|Teachers with ID and children either with the height below 4ft. or younger than 6 yrs. old (with proof): FREE [Not applicable to children's group tour/field trip]|
|Strictly for reservation only|
|Open to walk-in and Group tours|
|(Please call 5700701 loc. 334 for holiday schedules or email firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Located at 2nd level, E-com Building Riverbanks Center, Barangka Marikina City (Take the stairs or elevator at the E-com Annex)|
|Note: Reservation and advance booking is recommended for a group of 30 persons or more.|
Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joey-Velasco-Foundation-Inc