JAM | May 29, 2023

A creative take-over at Sandals Resorts International’s project art showcase

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Enthralled team members admire the art pieces done by Sandals Resorts team member Danielle Burke(far right) a self-taught acrylic abstract artist (Photo: Contributed).

The grounds of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) were transformed into an art promenade as team members across various departments showcased their creative abilities at the corporate office’s third staging of Project Art (P.ART)

P.ART, the brainchild of the Art Society, an arm of the company’s very active Sports and Social Club, EDGE was launched in 2016 by a team of in-house designers.

Kerry Miller (centre) revealed her human installation work entitled: Body of Art, FreeDUMB of Speech with colleagues Gavin Palmer (left) and Megan Martin at the Sandals Corporate office’s Project Art event (Photo: Contributed).

According to Joleen Grant, co-founder and graphic designer at SRI, the conceptualizers wanted an outlet for creatives to share their work. “We also wanted to encourage others to see the value of art. It was a chance for team members to witness another side of the persons they share an office space with daily,” said Grant.

All kinds of creative expressions were welcomed. On show, much to the delight of the engaged audience were poured acrylic paintings, pottery, mixed media paintings, cake baking, digital illustrations, ink illustrations, photography, poetry, motion graphics, aromatherapy, singing, deejaying and installation art.

The work of artist Tasha Davis from operations at Sandals Resorts International on display. Tasha is a contemporary painter who intricately combines embroidery thread and acrylic on canvas to create captivating pieces (Photo: Contributed).

At this year’s staging, attendees were once again blown away by the creative reveal from Executive and Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman Kerry Miller, whose human installation was a showstopper. Entitled: Body of Art, FreeDUMB of Speech, the skilful artist utilized leftover household flat emulsion paint on reused construction plywood, old tires and other recyclable materials to depict her work.

Concierge at Sandals Resorts International Shani Walters pictured in front of her display at the company’s Project Art showcase (Photo: Contributed).

According to Shani Walters, a concierge at SRI, events of this nature are always appreciated, “the art show helped us as individuals to unveil our talents and bring something new to the table. For me, the event was fulfilling and fun. I usually create art on a small scale and gift them to family and friends but now that I’ve seen how persons gravitate to my work, I am even more confident in my abilities.”

The event, dubbed a success by the many team members in attendance is expected to be even bigger and better for its fourth staging in 2024.


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