In line with its thrust towards becoming a center for arts and culture in the heart of Boracay, Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay officially opens its doors to its first-ever artist-in-residence Eric Egualada.
An initiative spearheaded by Crimson Boracay general manager Patrick Manthe, himself an artist and admirer of the visual arts, this creative residency will run for four months and include a number of activities that are bound to engage and stimulate everyone’s creativity.
Egualada will be handling on-site painting classes and art-related workshops for guests, local residents and even staff members, as a way of encouraging them to become more creative and expressive.
The ARTS in Youth Program
As artist-in-residence, Egualada will be involved in Crimson’s ARTS in Youth initiative which seeks to develop the talents of a new breed of creatives resident on the island. Through the program, Crimson will sponsor several young students in their artistic education.
The module developed by Egualada covers everything from basic color theory to an introduction to various artistic styles, and the use of different media such as acrylic, watercolors and pastel. The module also features discussions on contemporary and modern art to give these young artists a solid historical foundation for their work.
Lessons began for Crimson’s creative scholars this month and classes are held every Sunday and Monday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Their work will be displayed at the resort throughout the month of November.
Other creative pursuits currently in the pipeline for Crimson include a series of art exhibitions and workshops, art & food events, as well as a series of demonstrations by some of the country’s best visual artists.