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VISUAL artist Lydia Velasco joins Macuja and relates her transition from advertising executive to full-time painter.

‘Art 2 Art’ pays tribute to Behn Cervantes

VISUAL artist Lydia Velasco joins Macuja and relates her transition from advertising executive to full-time painter.

“Art 2 Art” pays tribute to the late director, actor, theater educator, writer and activist Behn Cervantes in its episode airing on Sept. 29.

 

Host Lisa Macuja interviews multi-awarded scriptwriter Roy Iglesias and political economist Jimmy Regalario for anecdotes and insights about their colleague and friend. The two resource persons remember Cervantes as being a stickler for time, a dedicated artist known for his landmark film “Sakada” and a fearless advocate for democracy who jokingly described himself as a graduate of the “ABCB University” (referring to the military camps of Aguinaldo, Bicutan, Crame and Bonifacio where he was detained after participating in various protest actions).

 

Last Sept. 15, esteemed visual artist Lydia Velasco related her beginnings in the advertising industry and her transition into becoming a full-time painter. Velasco is known for her depictions of masculine-looking women with yellowish complexion which she says conveys her ideas of women as strong and determined.

 

LISA Macuja with Marc Abaya, one of the stars of “Closer,” the debut production of Red Turnip, founded by Jenny Jamora and Rem Zamora

On Sept. 22, Macuja welcomes representatives of a new theater group called Red Turnip—Jenny Jamora and Rem Zamora. They are joined by band member and newbie stage actor Marc Abaya, one of the stars of Red Turnip’s debut production, “Closer.”

 

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, “Art 2 Art” airs every Sunday, 3:30-4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band) and on cable television via RHTV. It can also be viewed simultaneously on the Internet through DZRH Live Streaming at www.dzrh.com.ph.

 

For inquiries, e-mail [email protected] On Facebook, check out the account Ballerina ng Bayan for updates on “Art 2 Art” episodes.

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