ART runs in the veins of Crimson Boracay and artist-art lover-general manager Patrick Manthe is the beating heart. The man infused art into the resort’s ecosystem, even going beyond the walls of the resort and getting the community involved.
Art is uplifting, a morale booster for both the creator and the spectator. The pandemic makes the thought more relevant than ever. Thus, a plan was conceived: to advocate art in all its forms and make the resort the art hub of Boracay.
Initiating the art program, he invited Angono artist Eric Egualada to be the resort’s resident artist. Creative activities were identified and executed. Art workshops are offered to in-house guests, local residents and staff members, too.
The adult classes take an interesting turn with the art and wine pairing at the shoreline studio using the Azure beach Club at an appointed date and time. Perhaps fine wine can aid in the creation of fine art?
Out of the studio to the dining hall, Art on a Plate merges art and cuisine. It offers a multi- sensorial experience that feasts the eyes with visually attractive plating, tickles the palate with the play of flavors while artists stage an audio-visual treat.
The ARTS in Youth program aims to develop a new breed of talents. The Crimson Boracay will sponsor a select group of students through their artistic education. From color theory to style, the different media to discussion on art movements, the talents will be able to broaden their knowledge of art and perhaps discover their personal style. The artworks of the program’s first batch of students are on exhibit at the resort.
The pursuit of creativity is unending. Expect more art activities at Crimson Boracay in the coming days.