Cocktails & Canvases: Who came to sip, dine, celebrate

What: Waterfront Insular Hotel’s (WIH) festivity fuses art, cuisine and cocktails with painter Vic Secuya’s 25th solo art exhibition and book launching, WIH’s presentation of Kadayawan cuisine and the festival Martinis—Caramel Lambanog, Insular Sunset and Cucumber Lemonade.

Where: WIH’s lobby and Café Uno.

Who came: Artists and art patrons, members of the Toastmaster’s Club and the hotel’s valued guests.

On the Davao painter’s 25th solo exhibition, Vic Secuya unveils his “Memories of My Father’s Farm” collection as an exclusive preview of his one-man exhibition in Belgium this September.


The featured artist, his peers & book publisher- Brando Cedeño, Vic Secuya, Nandie Subido, Alex alagon & Sabel Alagon


The paintings are his tribute to his father, who he accompanied in the farms in the past. The experience molded him to become a lover of nature.

Vic Secuya says of his painting: The forms in the paintings are subjective, forms that represent the elements of the farm. They are symbols to be deciphered. This collection expresses his unique personal style, and declares that at 61 years of age, “I am certain of their authentic aesthetic validity.”

Of the book, “Art Insights, 60 Essays on Art and Life”, Secuya said, “Out of the pain, I wrote those essays,” referring to the painful illness he experienced in 2017. Excerpts from the book were read by his peers from the Toastmasters Club.


Book reading by members of the Toastmasters Club- Judge Gie Europa, Vicky Leuterio, Deling Royo and Yoyo Sisi

Hotel Manager Bryan Yves Lasala expressed the pleasure of collaborating with the Vic Secuya for their 33rd Kadayawan fete. He invites everyone to celebrate the bounty of the festival season with a feast of Uno’s signature Mindanaoan offerings combined with the fruitful flavors of Davao.

The art exhibit at the lobby and Kadayawan cuisine selections at Café Uno will run until August 19, 2018.


Councilor Jay Quitain, WIH Hotel Manager Bryan Yves Lasala, Raymund del Val, Nandie Subido and Willie Torres

Bryan Lasala with Andy & Marilyn Uybuco

Vic Secuya with Mark & Nancy Seng

Councilor Pilar Braga & Dr. Rizalina Pangan


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