Austin ceramist Ginger Geyer is the next artist in resdience at the The Fairmont Dallas hotel. Geyer will be living and working on-site at the hotel through December 31, 2011. She will contribute a piece to The Fairmont Dallas’ permanent collection at the conclusion of her residency, and be featured in a show at the Ross-Akard Gallery in the hotel’s lobby in December.
The residency is part of an ongoing attempt by the Fairmont to make real art fill beds: announcement of Geyer’s residency came with a pitch for the Fairmont’s “Art Immersion Weekend” package: “Those with a true passion for art are invited to take part in The Fairmont Dallas’ Art Immersion Package, which includes one-on-one lessons in “The Art of Making Art” with the Artist in Residence, “The Art of Buying Art” with Ross Akard Gallery owner Bryan Embry and an “Art of Culinary & Art of Wine” dinner. Rates for the Art Immersion Package start at $399 USD.”
Nicole Considine, Director of Sales & Marketing of The Fairmont Dallas had a marketing director’s gush: “We are very excited to have Ms. Geyer as our new Artist in Residence,” she said, “her unique pieces each tell a wonderful story, and we cannot wait to share her artistic vision with our guests.”