Last Saturday night, I was able to attend to LAPIS Artcom’s 4th event held in Yho Grill in BFRV. I was so glad I was able to come!
LAPIS Artcom is a budding art community here in our area initiated by a former co-teacher in a Korean English Academy where I worked as a tutor before. He’s been inviting me but I didn’t have the time to attend (and I have no company, I can be really shy and awkward sometimes). Anyway, that night was fantastic and I learned quite a lot about artsy activities which I found very interesting, such as spoken word events, groups, and even this cool thing called a ‘zine.’
Last Saturday, they invited an activist Mr. Merck, who shared to us out loud his thoughts and his view about labor in this country and its effects to independent artists and publishers. It was an interactive talk and hearing ideas coming out from another person through a talk was refreshing for me, after getting used to just reading about them from the blogs and periodicals.
This Saturday, we’re about to witness spoken word artists perform their craft! If you’;re in Las Pinas area and might want to hear or experience something new, (like perhaps a slam poetry session hehe) then you might find this interesting too, just drop by Plaza Rizal in Daniel Fajardo this coming May 30 at 8pm and you’ll be in for a poetic night 🙂
I’ve been praising T. Rommel (my former co-teacher) for this group he initiated together with his friends. I only hear about activities like this happening somewhere in Manila (ex. Commune Bar & Cafe in Makati, Escolta, Cubao X, etc.), but their efforts made it possible for such thing to happen here in our area! The art community aims to bring art to young people and let them use art as well to share, express, and showcase their talents. Participating in such events is very encouraging to the youth, like a powder of fairy dust bringing courage to unleash their hidden creative prowess.
*photo credits to Rommel Pamaos