Kekert: Of arts and travel

Kristalle Kekert

MADE from 10 tons of quarried stone, two tons of reclaimed stainless steel and waste wood, this monumental sculpture “The Coming of Age of the Infants of Poseidon,” created by world renowned Cebu-based driftwood artist James Doran-Webb, has been completed for the upcoming yearly Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Inspired by the Renaissance period, this sculpture borrows from Greek mythology with Poseidon as the father of all horses. The piece portrays three horses emerging from their aquatic habitat for the first time, to confront the world beyond their childhood domain. The installation is on loan to Cebu International School until the end of March 2020.

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Providing the Central Visayas region with its first direct link to North America, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the comeback of its non-stop flights between Cebu and Los Angeles. Reconnecting its newest link, the formal announcement was made at the Radisson Blu Cebu.

For this 14-hour flight, PAL is deploying its Boeing 777-300ER, an aircraft that can accommodate up to 370 passengers with the capability to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean on a year-round basis. The aircraft also comes equipped with cabin features and amenities to suit long-haul travel, such as full-flat beds for Business Class and inflight entertainment systems embedded in every passenger seats, with personalized video touch screens for both Business and Economy classes.

The PAL flight from Cebu to Los Angeles departs from Mactan Cebu International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 p.m. starting May 2, and will arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 7:30 p.m. on the same day. For the return, the flight leaves LAX at 11 p.m. on the same days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and touching down two days later in Cebu at 5 a.m. California, here we come!

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Showcasing the works created by the Senior IB and Junior Visual Arts students of Cebu International School (CIS) is this art exhibition at AyalaMalls Central Bloc entitled “Conflict.” Students presented their artworks portraying the theme in various ways. The evening event commenced with an opening reception of performances from the talented Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 band students, followed by welcoming words made by high school principal Dale Wood and superintendent Dr. Gwyn Underwood. Congratulations, students and carry on creating!