Graced with new artwork from three local galleries, the walls at Four Seasons Hotel Austin are finally ready to talk.
Their story? The unique spirit and vast imagination of the Lone Star state, communicated through the bold strokes of eight new pieces of art displayed around the Hotel. The exhibition, which ranges from oils on canvas to mahogany sculptures, was installed last month and is the result of a partnership with Art Austin, an organisation that promotes the city’s art venues – including galleries, museums and alternative spaces – and showcases its diverse and sophisticated cultural offerings.
“This partnership truly benefits everyone involved,” says Rob Hagelberg, general manager of the 291-room Hotel. “Our guests are surrounded by quality artwork that’s representative of Austin, local artists gain exposure to a new and discerning clientele, and the Hotel’s aesthetic is enhanced with one-of-a-kind works of art. We’re truly thrilled with the result.”
According to the terms of the agreement with Art Austin, the Hotel will have three exhibitions each year with pieces drawn exclusively from Texas artists represented by local galleries. The current installation, organised and curated by Gallery Shoal Creek owner Judith Taylor, features the following artwork from Davis Gallery, Wally Workman Gallery and Gallery Shoal Creek:
Hopi, an acrylic on canvas by Helmut Barnett
Arenal Synaptic, a mixed media painting by Shawn Camp
Lone Tree, an oil on canvas by Carroll Collier
Umber Horse and Texas Gecko, 23” mahogany sculptures by David Everett
Autumn Glow; Evening, Lady Bird Lake and Cold Springs, oils on canvas by Dianne Grammer
Each of the pieces is available for purchase through the Hotel’s Concierge.
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