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Nerisa del Carmen Guevara: In the eyes of an artist

Nerisa del Carmen Guevara: In the eyes of an artist

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By LORRAINE B. LAZARO THE BEATING of the drums was the beginning of it all. It was just another ordinary day when the busy streets of Malate transformed into a big stage for Nerisa del Carmen Guevara. As she placed down her teacher’s bag, she began to freely sway with the wind, her movements expressing all that she is. That defining moment changed her life completely. Performing had become innate in her. It was her energy that transformed into passion enough to keep her alive. Art had become her life. “If I don’t do what I do, I don’t know if I can still call myself ‘Ms. G’. This is me. It’s more a part of me than my Instagram. This defines me more than anything else,” she says with a warm smile on her face, reminiscing her experiences. Being influenced by artists like L...
Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

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“Kailan po kayo nag-umpisa magturo?” “My God. I think it was 1996 so I’m doing 21 years of teaching already.” “Throughout many years of teaching, what has been the most memorable experience for you or an experience that you would treasure the most?” “I treasure, all the time, my students’ self-portraits. I treasure their creative works. I might forget their names but I’ll remember what they did in the classroom that moment when they shared themselves, [that moment] when they learned on their own what art form they wanted to do [and] who will influence their art.” “Kung made-describe niyo po ‘yung experience niyo sa pagtuturo in one word, ano po ‘yung gagamitin niyo at bakit po?” “Fabulous. I love teaching. I really love what I do.” - Nerisa del Carmen Guevara, Associa...