A Special Exhibit: Tikoy’s Gift of Perspective
“Kids with special needs also have special abilities and it’s in the visual arts that they often exhibit these,” said Maricel Montero, Museo Pambata director.
Lance Basilio or “Tikoy” is an 11 year old artist who shares his world of art through a special exhibit entitled “Tikoy’s Gift of Perspective” at Museo Pambata.
Tikoy has Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism.
His mother Mimi Basilio believes Tikoys interest in drawing is what drew him out of his shell and allowed him to progress in his schooling. Tikoy first went to Bridges School, a school for children with special needs, but after seeing him progress in his education the school itself recommended he transfer to a mainstream school, hence his enrollment at Maria Montessori (at Pasay City).
The exhibit features Tikoy’s illustrations of buildings and landscapes which he has been imagining and drawing since age four. Tikoy’s Gift of Perspective will be on display at Museo Pambata’s Changing Exhibits Hall inside the Children in the Global Village room from February 16 to 22, 2014.
Let’s have a peek of some of his artworks (which I took from ABS-CBN website)
Aside from the plates of Tikoy on exhibit, some of his drawings were transformed by his mother to elegant lamps.
The museum is located along Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive in Manila. For more information, please call Museo Pambata at 5231797 to 98 local 107 (Exhibits) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.