By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Canada-based theater artists Dennis Gupa and Thai-Hoa Le explored the famous attractions of Negros Occidental.
Sagay City Information and Tourism officer Mark Raymund Garcia said the two artists were in the province for Hanas, a local term for training organized by the Negros Museum and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) for performing artists.
Garcia said Gupa is also a director while Hoa Le is an international actor who is part of the X-Men movie, an American superhero film series based on comic books.
They arrived in the province on May 5 and stayed here for a week.
The two artists visited some of the tourist destinations in the cities of Sagay, Talisay, and Victorias, aside from having their intensive training and workshop in the province.
They visited the Carbin Reef and the Suyac Island and tried snorkeling.
They also met with Sagay Citys Art Master Nunelucio Alvarado at Kape Albarako, the famous coffee place in the city.
Alvarado shared to them his art and his passion to teach arts to the community.
They also went to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, commonly known as the Angry Christ Church, a Roman Catholic chapel located inside the Victorias Milling Company residential complex in Victorias City.
They also visited The Ruins in Talisay City, a famous attraction in the province which is the remains of the stately Italianate ancestral home mansion of the Lacson family which was razed during World War II.
Garcia said both artists were impressed with the arts and culture scene in Negros.