The first Christmas special airs on Dec. 9, featuring the independent bookstore artbooks.ph. Co-owner and artist/curator Ringo Bunoanrelates the story behind the enterprise selling Philippine art books in a physical store and online. For holiday gift giving, she suggests new publications, hard-to-find titles and pre-owned books.
On Dec. 16, the episode focuses on Hangad, a group of friends bound by their desire to know, and help others know God through music. Representatives Mariel de Jesus, KC Lawenkoand Kiko Angelestalk about the history of the 27-year-old group, and are later joined by fellow members to sing selections from their new Christmas album.
On Dec. 23, Ballet Manila’s Joshua Enciso, Brian Sevilla, Rafael Perezand Alvin Dictado– big winners at the recent CCP Ballet Competition – discuss why boys like them are now more open to a career in dance and the strict training it takes to be good at it. The four also perform an improv piece set to the Christmas song Pasko na Sinta ko.
The Christmas series wraps up on December 30 with an episode on art as therapy. Cancer survivor Jingjing Romeroshares how painting helped her in her post-surgery recovery, leading to a sold-out exhibit benefiting seminarians. Diselle Falconmeanwhile recounts how surviving leukemia inspired her to establish A Stroke of Hope, a foundation that brings the healing power of art to cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.
Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by “Ballerina ng Bayan” Lisa Macuja, Art 2 Art airs every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on radio via DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Ch. 129 on Skycable in Metro Manila, Ch. 18 on Cignal TV and Ch. 3 on Cablelink) and livestreaming at http://dzrhnews television.tv. The show may also be viewed via the Facebook account DZRH News Television.