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An occasionally belligerent mother of five and an autism parent / advocate who believes that traveling, good food and good company are vital to keep one sane. I've worked as a news writer/newscaster, a quality systems auditor, a ISO9001 consultant, an FM radio DJ, a Filipino tutor, TOEFL reviewer and have gone into the food industry both as an entrepreneur and as a mommy chef, giving a sponsored demo on healthy cooking in a mall and on local TV. My favorite job however, is being a mom and a wife.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

On Philippine Independence and The Freedom of Expression : K.C. Nevada, The Artist

postcard editions of K.C. Nevada's work - available at Iggy's Inn

Happy Independence Day Philippines!! All over the world, Filipino have been known for their artistry, musicality and ingenuity. Being invaded and  colonized several times in history has not diminished the light of our people's talents nor the right to self-expression amidst oppression . We are Filipinos and have fought for the right to remain  as Filipinos.

We are thankful that we are free. We are thankful that we can live our lives free from suppression.

It is with great pride that I present to you a testament of that very freedom of expression that our forefathers fought for and achieved: the Philippines' new darling of the art world: K.C. Nevada.

the artist K.C. Nevada with world-renowned fellow artist, Kidlat Tahimik

Here's a piece that I wrote for her exhibit:

"Growing up in the beautiful City of Pines as an only child, K.C. Nevada was exposed to art through her cousins’ home art lessons at the age of 9. Her passion for the visual arts grew under the tutelage of Lee Tabert-Garrovillo in her high school days and hasn’t stopped since.
Educated in prestigious academic institutions both here and abroad, Nevada’s travels, memories and a myriad of human experiences have paved the way for her to tap into art as her mode of expression.
Listing the great names in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh, Monet, Manet and Seurat as her influences, Nevada is an Impressionist at heart. This is depicted in her work’s subject matter, open composition and relatively conservative brush strokes. Her play on bold and bright colors layered amidst the more subdued has also earned her comparison to the works of an early Jerry Navarro Elizalde. 

K.C. Nevada says she “wants to transport my viewers to a place where they can be one with the feeling each piece invokes...whether it is to recall a memory of their own or reflect on where they are now'."

After finishing her successful one-woman exhibit entitled "Corner of the Sky" at Iggy's Place in Baguio City, the world is definitely ready to see more from this talented woman.

From TMW, Happy Independence Day Philippines and may all your wanderings be better than ours!!! 

Photo Credits: courtesy of OShare Magazine 

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