aRT. We all know it is everywhere, but the enigma invariably attached to it, often makes us run out of words to define it. Art is an amalgamation of different things, from creativity and imagination to relating it to other facets of life; which leads us wondering about the simplicity and complexity of life and how we both perceive and express it. Rather than solely define, we SHOW you what art is all about. On our second issue, let us take you to the world of visual and performing arts. We get to know more about Ballet Philippines, the amount of discipline their ballet dancers have, and how they have been providing quality productions from homegrown ballet dancers in over four decades, all along tailor-fitting it to the Filipino audience. Ever wondered who takes care of “sick” art works? We interviewed a renowned art doctor, June Dalisay, and she lets us in on the rigorous process of art conservation and restoration. Filipinos, they say, are very talented. Indeed, we say.