The Fairmont Dallas is pleased to announce an opening reception in honor of current Artist in Residence Courtney Miles on Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 7 – 10 p.m. at Ross Akard Gallery. Coinciding with the conclusion of her three month residency, Ms. Miles’ new multimedia exhibit will be on display at Ross Akard Gallery through August 4th. Her new multimedia exhibit will feature large-scale oil paintings, drawings, watercolor paintings, an installation and a pop-up store with tote bags designed by the artist.
Ms. Miles’ work examines themes of contemporary celebrity culture, materialism and self-absorption. “Living on the top floor of the hotel was a glamorous experience,” said Ms. Miles. “It helped me to identify with the subjects of my art – celebrities – and inspired me to paint myself, which I had not done previously in my work.”
The Fairmont Dallas’ Artist in Residence program features local and regional artists who reside in the hotel for three months at a time while working in an on-site studio space. At the conclusion of her residency, Ms. Miles will contribute a piece to the hotel’s permanent art collection. Ms. Miles has served as Artist in Residence since April 2012.
Exhibit opening reception for outgoing Artist in Residence Courtney Miles. Guests are invited to enjoy wine and savory hors d’oeuvres while viewing Ms. Miles’ exhibit.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Ross Akard Gallery (Located on the lobby level of the hotel)
1717 N. Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Fairmont Dallas’ Artist-in-Residence program is a collaborative initiative with Ross Akard Gallery and features local, regional and national artists who reside in the hotel for three months at a time while working in an onsite studio located on the “O” level in the hotel’s south tower. Artwork created throughout the length of the artist’s stay serves various purposes – some is displayed in public areas of the hotel, others illuminate the hotel’s themed Arts District Suite and a number of select pieces benefit various philanthropic efforts.
About The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand’s distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.