By Marivir Montebon
New York – With deep appreciation, I would like to thank artist Ronald Cortez at the Philippine Center in New York for his generous heart. He donated his art piece Oyayi ng Ina (charcoal on paper) to the healing fundraiser of my daughter, OSM! Magazine digital editor Leani Auxilio.
Ronald is a professional artist and mentor and was the first prize winner of the Hudson Artists of New Jersey 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition in 2018.
His masterpiece is graciously gifted to Iris Boncales Strauss, as a token for her inspiring support to Leani.
Iris is a visual artist and a family friend who is based in LA. Thank you, Ronald and Iris for being a great part of Leani’s continuing healing journey. Your love has truly been encouraging for us.