GALLERY OPENING FOR OUTGOING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE COURTNEY MILES
Dallas Friday, June 01, 2012
The Fairmont Dallas is pleased to announce an opening reception in honor of Artist in Residence Courtney Miles on Saturday, June 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 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. Coinciding with the conclusion of her residency, Ms. Miles’ new multimedia exhibit will be on display from June 30th through August 4th. The 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.”
Ms. Miles has served as Artist in Residence since April 2012. At the conclusion of her residency, Ms. Miles will contribute a piece to the hotel’s permanent art collection.
WHAT: 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.
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 from 7:00pm –10:00pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Fairmont Dallas’ Artist-in-Residence program is a collaborative initiative featuring 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.