Representatives of the aspiring artist group from Mindanawon pose for posterity. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
AFTER a 2-year hiatus, “Kadayawan sa Davao” was finally celebrated in person and no longer through computer screens, creating much excitement within the city and the tourism industry. Now in its 37th year of celebration, the festival served as a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest, rich culture and life worth celebrating.
To officially honor the festival, Park Inn by Radisson Davao has launched the “Pinta madayaw: A Kadayawan Art Exhibition” in partnership with the Group of Aspiring Artists of Mindanawon (GAMA) and the hotel’s Kadayawan Hall, as well only food and drink promotions on August 10th.
The event was honored by Davao City Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain, Deputy Mayor of the Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe Bae Sheirelle Uy Anino and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Novita, along with friends of the local arts scene, media, tourism and business sectors.
The exhibition aimed to support local artists in GAMA and Pasudkaroy where 10% of the artworks sold would be used to purchase art materials for children, trained under Pasudkaroy. Pasudkaroy was a non-profit group, made up of visual artists from the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community. One of its biggest ambitions was to broaden the knowledge of PIs in terms of visual arts and to increase the number of visual artists who are part of PIs.
Along with the opening of the exhibition, the hotel launched the Kadayawan offers which would be available until the end of the month.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the cake of the month: the flourless durian cheesecake, specially concocted by the hotel’s pastry team.