Host Lisa Macuja with Baldemor]

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 (PHILSTAR) - Conversations on visual arts, film, music and literature await listeners and viewers of Art 2 Art this month as host Lisa Macuja interviews an array of artists from these disciplines.

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Art 2 Art airs Sundays at 3:30 p.m. on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), and can be viewed simultaneously via RHTV and through DZRH live streaming.

Today, painter, sculptor and printmaker Manuel Baldemor — known for his folksy paintings and sculptures — relates how he got started as a carver in his hometown of Paete, Laguna, and eventually established a career that now spans over three decades.

On Sept. 9, filmmaker, film historian, author and teacher Nick Deocampo shares his recent efforts to help spread film literacy in the Philippines, including writing SineGabay: A Film Study Guide.

[PHOTO - Manuel Baldemor – A World Renowned]

The Sept. 16 episode will have Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s (PPO) music director, Olivier Ochanine. He will bare plans for PPO’s 30th concert season which will kick off on Sept. 21.

On Sept. 23, Palanca award-winning poet Mookie Lacuesta talks about Metro Serye, an anthology of literary works that she edits. The Ateneo teacher also explains how poetry can be better appreciated and why she feels literature is particularly exciting now.

The Sept. episode will pay tribute to maestro Francisco Santiago.


Manuel Dalao Baldemor was born on 26 March 1947 in Paete, Laguna.

His hometown, its people, their day-to-day activities, and their celebrations have been the consistent subjects of his art.

He has also painted international genre and landscape scenes. He was exposed to art and trained in the workshops of wood-carvers and santeros (makers of religious images) of Paete to carve in wood.

He is however best known for his paintings in various media that depict scenes in simplified geometric forms with a folk art character.

His numerous international grants have enabled him to capture the scenery of other countries as well in his signature style as well as share his art with people abroad. In October 2007, his painting titled, Karo ng Sorbetes, was instrumental in capturing a Unesco seat for the Philippines during the 34th general conference in Paris. His art is well-known interationally as his works are frequently used for UNICEF cards.

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Usapang Sining on Art 2 Art (The Philippine Star) Updated February 06, 2011 12:00 AMComments (0)

MANILA, Philippines – Art 2 Art continues to bring usapang sining at kultura para sa lahat this month as host Lisa Macuja (photo) interviews personalities from various art disciplines.

Aired nationwide every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), Art 2 Art can be viewed simultaneously on Cablelink cable television’s Channel 9 and accessed on the Internet through

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Art 2 Art next features the following episodes:

Today Rondalla music comes into focus as representatives of the Third International Rondalla Festival to be held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Feb. 12 to 19 drop by for a visit. Festival overall coordinator Loen Vitto and Prof. Pacita Narzo of the PNU Rondalla discuss the origins of the rondalla, a musical group whose members play plucked string instruments such as the bandurria and octavina. They also discuss the upcoming festival dubbed Cuerdas ng Pagkakaisa (Strings of Unity) which will feature concerts, an exhibition, outreach performances and an international conference.

Feb. 13 For its Valentine presentation, Art 2 Art welcomes second-generation theater personalities Delphine Buencamino and Mara Marasigan. Both are children of stage icons, the former of Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera and the latter of Dennis Marasigan and Irma Adlawan. This month, the two are together in Dulaang UP’s restaging of the Balagtas epic Orosman at Zafira at SM Mall of Asia’s Centerstage, with Delphine alternating in the role of Zafira and Mara working as an assistant director. They discuss the challenges of having well-known parents and building careers for themselves in the same field and while still being in school.

Feb. 20 Visual artist-entrepreneur Alfred Galvez talks about his company that specializes in residential and commercial murals, proving that art and commerce can go hand in hand. Alfred relates how he got into painting murals and eventually established his own firm which is a pioneer in its field. He shares the challenges of running his own art business without sacrificing his integrity as an artist.

Feb. 27 Art 2 Art caps the month with a tribute to another National Artist, a monthly feature of the program since it began airing in 2007. The show presents national artists as role models who have devoted their lives to the advancement of art and culture.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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