|Located in Corner road 3 and 4, Dona Vicente Village, Bajada 8000 Davao City|
Ever tried checking in a hotel full of masterpieces on the walls like a gallery? From the exterior to the hallways to the ceiling.. a definite work of art! Located in a quiet location yet also near the busy streets of Davao, come experience a priceless moment amid the crafted pieces by prolific Mindanao artist Kublai Ponce Millan.
I had the chance to personally meet Kublai and visit his Gallery hotel last May 3, 2014. We had a workshop with him which was hosted by Habitat for Humanity. We were tasked to do mural paintings on 62 walls. Well, we had no idea how to do it in one day and so we needed the ideas of the natural born artist like Kublai.
|Indigenous materials crafted to form an art|
|Kublai's works of art|
|The room located on the top floor of the hotel|
|His own version of a balcony|
He is known for his sculptures such as the Durian Monument in the Davao International Airport and the Eagle and Bagobo Children sculptures in People's Park. Aside from being a sculpture, he is also a painter.
|His paintings embedded on the hallways of Ponce Suites|
|Photographs by Kublai|
|Paintings by Kublai|
|Wall interiors filled with his works|
We were amazed about every space filled with his talent. Details of his paintings, carvings and crafts all speak about Kublai himself. His identity is embarked in every single art thus making him a unique artist.
Kublai was also noticed internationally as an artist when his sculptures were used in the Nativity Scene at St. Peter's Square in Vatican 2010.
|Bamboo wall with Kublai's art|
We hadn't have the chance to take a look at one of the rooms though in this hotel. However, looking at his pieces made it worthwhile. He is one artist we Dabawenyo's must be proud of.
|Art doesn't have to come at a price|
|Abstract art by Kublai|
|One of the many paintings|
|With my friends all amazed at his amazing art|
|at the Kublai Kafe|
|Ceiling crafts and decorations with his drawings|
|Carvings and paintings in a wall|
So that's something about this stunning Hotel. Check out their official website here in Ponce Suites Website and if you want to plan on booking click Ponce Suites Booking. A hotel with a touch of Filipino art. Exquisite artworks don't you think?
|An exterior sculpture at Ponce Suites- Davao's Waling-waling|
|Kublai Ponce Millan at the workshop|
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|Say hi to my friends who were in the same event :)|