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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Chelony Mercado: The Lady DJ, Teacher, Entrepreneur and the Artist
March 9, 2011Featured, Painter, Visual Arts
The Lady DJ, Teacher, Entrepreneur and the Artist
Maricel Mercado in real life was born on June 23, 1979. She was born and raised in Lipa City, Batangas, and the eldest of 11 siblings. At the age of 2, her parents had seen an indication for arts by making sketches in the wall’s and she likes colorful things and at that age she can already read and write. She had grown up as a shy child but independent. She joined in many art competitions in high school and she started working at the age of 16 but continued her studies in college with her BEED course but unfortunately she did not finished it instead she worked for her family. She is a hardworking and had 3 jobs in a week in 2000. She was teaching arts, working in another company and a FM Radio DJ at the same time. At the age of 21, she left her family and lived by her own and had her own tutorial center by the help of her friend. She also worked in many companies with higher positions, despite that she did not finish her college. In 2004 he was working in Da Best 98.5 FM, same year she had joined in the National Competition for the arts (OTSAA) with her students and brought awards home and that was the start of her TV and Movie Career. She worked as an Artist Art Director, Set supervisor, Production Supervisor for TV Shows, Soap Operas and Movie Production. In 2007 he became an Event Specialist and like a normal person, she also had the worst part of her life that put herself into a critical situation because of het personal and love life. But she’s a strong woman, struggled and survived. In 2008, her love for the arts bloomed once again. A stronger Chelony faced the world with a smile and she had joined in many group art exhibits in Manila. She Returned to 98.5 FM and left again for arts and became more active in arts activities. And one of them is the “The World’s Longest Painting”. In 2009, she was appointed as the 3rd President of LAPIS (Lapian Ng Mga Alagad Ng Sining) Batangas Arts Association. She organized art activities for LAPIS and competitions projects and events for herself and the students in different venue, schools and cities. She has done many Art Workshops and Art Exhibits since 2001 up to present. She also had and Art Tours in Belgium, Cape Town South Africa, and in different provinces here in the Philippines.
This year, she’s going back to Europe for an Art Tour. And she started making her documentary about some artists here and abroad. As of now, she’s a DJ of Magik 88.7 FM and will give summer Art workshops in selected schools and establishments. She enjoys her life being a DJ, a Teacher and an Entrepreneur, an Artist, a Mother of 2, a Housewife, a Home School Student with continues learning about her everyday life especially how to be called as a Woman.
She also believes that when you share the God given talents to others, it like you plant a tree that someday will grow, get taller and gives fruits. When she gets old, she will be proud that the big tree was once a seed from her hand.