Tara F.T. Sering
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Liza's people
by Tara F.T. Sering - September 5, 2011 - 12:00am
The past few months have been primetime for collective soul-searching, a kind of mid-year national self-check that, like health checks, we know ought to be done but often put off for another time.
Ballet Philippines makes a timely pointe with 'Encantada'
by Tara F.T. Sering - August 8, 2011 - 12:00am
The irony is not lost on me: in the middle of last week’s torrential downpour, and some isolated flooding, I made my way through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ catacomb-like inner sanctum for...
One stitch at a time: Recreating Amorsolo's light
by Tara F.T. Sering - May 9, 2011 - 12:00am
As a young woman growing up in her father’s shadow, Helen Amorsolo-Martinez had always slightly labored under a concern peculiar to offspring of celebrated art geniuses: she was her father’s daughter,...
A growing art village: Art in the Park returns
by Tara F.T. Sering - March 14, 2011 - 12:00am
Jaime Velasquez Park in Makati’s Salcedo Village — that lush green spot of a pocket park best known for its weekend market — played host to a one-day-only affordable art event last Feb....
Design of the times
by Tara F.T. Sering - January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
There must be some truth to the assertion that if you want to know what the future will look like, just take a peek into the hard drives of young multimedia artists, graphic designers and visual artists.
Through the lens of storytellers
by Tara F.T. Sering - November 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Picture this: Downtown Manila’s streets, sweltering under the punishing glare of the high noon sun, narrow and bustling streets made even tighter by a seemingly endless tumble of street vendors and pedestrians...
Sanso: All art, all heart
by Tara F.T. Sering - November 2, 2009 - 12:00am
Artist Juvenal Sanso is in the thick of a flurry of last-minute arrangements for his upcoming show when we drop in on him at his Bel-Air home, where he welcomes us in his characteristic Old World gentlemanly ma...
40 years of Olazo: How to speak softly but carry a big stick
by Tara F.T. Sering - July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
At the recent ManilArt ’09, Manila’s first international art fair, which ran from July 17 to 19, the country’s top artists took the spotlight, drawing mini-mobs of fans eager for a photo-op with...
The sound of color and the texture of emotions
by Tara F.T. Sering - May 25, 2009 - 12:00am
In Marlon Magbanua’s world, what is essential might be invisible to eye, but it often does not escape his ear.
Pancho Antonio at White wall Gallery: A new inspiration
by Tara F.T. Sering - March 9, 2009 - 12:00am
There is a point in the creative process when, after a period of incubation, and fueled by inspiration, the work being produced in turn feeds the inspiration until it grows, expands, overflows, and gains even more...
Tech Survival
by Tara F.T. Sering - March 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Cell phones, Blackberrys, laptops, videocams, video games.
So how cool is your dorm?
by Tara F.T. Sering - October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Along a rather cozy stretch on busy Katipunan Road, the main thoroughfare in university central (where UP, Ateneo and ...
Supreme satisfaction
by Tara F.T. Sering - September 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Almost five years ago, two girl friends and I sat in a corner booth of what was then a new bar along Emerald Avenue in Ortigas.
Training Asia’s future ‘superclass’
by Tara F.T. Sering - August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
The upscale Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta, nestled in a quiet area off the main highway of the city’s Central Business District, appears to be a reserved grand hotel. Like most buildings in Jakarta, is it huge...
 Supreme victory
by Tara F.T. Sering - August 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Raymund Isaac: The Kid Stays in the Picture
by Tara F.T. Sering - August 3, 2008 - 12:00am
On a Saturday afternoon, photographer Raymund Isaac’s chameleon of a studio (its various corners and stairways can double as background setups) hums with the attendant buzz of a photo-shoot-in-progress. On...
The new classics
by Tara F.T. Sering - July 26, 2008 - 12:00am
The first time I heard Clem Castro sing was sometime ago, in Gweilo’s along Palanca Street, when he was with a different band that had a cult following among the, er, older set. Of the group I was with, only...
A gentleman of the old school
by Tara F.T. Sering - July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
The good guys
by Tara F.T. Sering - July 5, 2008 - 12:00am
Among the most stirring images of my TV-watching youth was when Lilet began to sing, “I am the future of the world, I am the hope of my nation…” in a Coke ad. And now, years later (I won’t...
Capturing Jun de Leon
by Tara F.T. Sering - June 22, 2008 - 12:00am
Like a Camera Lucida, celebrated photographer Jun de Leon visualized the life he wanted and traced it, one photo shoot at a time, into reality. “This is how I planned my life,” says the salt-and-pepper-haired...
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