Akyra Manor Chiang Mai Launches Series Of Art Events, Classes And Retreats As It Showcases ‘Living Gallery’ Hotel Concept
The new akyra MANOR Chiang Mai from AKARYN Hotel Group has announced the first series of art installations as a ‘living gallery’. Designed as a celebration of artistic talent and a living showcase of new art, the akyra MANOR will be an active patron of the arts and a hub for creative minds with a rotating exhibition of local and international artists., and the opportunity for guests to hone their own talents through interactive art classes and extended art retreats.
Chiang Mai has recently emerged as the art hotspot of Thailand, from galleries featuring exhibits of contemporary Thai art to the talented graffiti found in the neighbourhood streets. Set in the art district on Soi 9 Nimmanhaemin, the uniquely designed akyra allows guests to truly connect with the culture of the city. Guests will enjoy a forever changing collection of different art pieces in both the public spaces and each suite, with the upcoming exhibition schedule:
The work of Dr Andy Gotts, also showcased in the hotel’s suites, kicks off a fascinating programme of exhibitions at the new akyra Manor Chiang Mai. Gotts is renowned for his portraits of celebrities in their most unguarded moments .
• October – December 2015: Guests will enjoy a collection of limited edition pieces with Andy Gotts, London and New York based photographer, famed for his black and white portraits of Hollywood actors and singers.
• January – March 2016: Local students from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University will have the opportunity to showcase their creative work throughout the hotel in a demonstration of tomorrow’s talent, celebrating the old and new Chiang Mai.
• March – June 2016: The work of respected local artist and alumni of Chiang Mai University,Supachet Bhumakarn, will be displayed. With pieces inspired by the Asian elephant, a symbol of Thailand, each captures the warmth of the country it represents.
For those guests inspired by the art around them, private art classes will be available, led by some of the best local artists. Specialising in either acrylics, charcoal or pastels, the three hour sessions will provide practical guidance and encouragement to spark creativity. Three to five day art retreatsare also available for a more intensive programme of personal artistic development, with the opportunity to enjoy daily art lessons, and visits to a respected local studio to share in artistic understanding and interpretation.
Private art classes led by some of the best local artists, with a choice of media of acrylics, charcoal or pastels, are among the artistic treats awaiting guests who want to let their muse run wild.
Anchalika Kijkanakorn, visionary managing director and founder of the boutique AKARYN Hotel Group said: “With the akyra MANOR at the heart of Chiang Mai’s buzzing art district, the hotel was always designed to be a celebration of the talent that can be found around every corner. By acting as a living gallery of creative works, guests will be surrounded by the very best of local art in an inspiring series of exhibitions. More than this, lessons with experienced arts will encourage them to discover and express their own creativity. When we launch in October, it is a privilege to open with the work of Andy Gotts, an acclaimed photographer globally who really establishes this platform for creativity at the akyra MANOR Chiang Mai.”