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Guests and Residents Invited to Weekend Workshops and Presentations This September Through April
WATCH HILL, R.I., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic Ocean House, the award-winning Forbes triple five-star resort in Watch Hill, Rhode Island today announced the selection of eight notable artists for its 2018-2019 Artisan in Residence Program.
Ocean House created this new Artisan in Residence Program to celebrate the arts, foster creativity and offer hands-on education for guests of all ages. The Artisan in Residence Program features some of the best talent in country. Artists will offer workshops and presentations for a weeklong series of events, hosted in the School House Cottage, which was originally built in 1852 and beautifully restored in 2013.
"Ocean House's Artisan in Residence program is an exciting way to support and showcase the arts while giving guests of all ages a unique memory of our destination," said Daniel Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management Collection. "Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the creative process and build a personal connection with artists they may not ordinarily have met."
Eight artists were selected for this program based on their unique artistry and technique, and their ability to create interesting educational sessions for guests. Artists and dates include:
The Artisan in Residence program is part of Ocean House Management Collection's larger commitment to the community and the arts. Over the last eight years, thousands of guests and community members have enjoyed art and programming at the Ocean House and its sister property Weekapaug Inn.
Inspired by the generosity of Ocean House Management Collection Founders Charles and Deborah Royce and their passion for the arts, Ocean House programs include complimentary "Up Close and Personal" educational events, summer weekend artist receptions, seasonal exhibits and galleries, art classes, sponsorship of the now annual "Fresh Off the Easel" event in Watch Hill, and permanent collections of more than 250 works from the 19th century through the 1990s.
About Ocean House
The Ocean House, one of New England's last grand hotels, re-opened its doors in June 2010 after a $140 million rebuild and restoration. The 149-year-old property, originally built just after the Civil War, is perched high on the bluffs in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Guests enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island from the resort's 49 guestrooms and 18 signature suites. Farm-to-table casual and fine dining, the 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space make the Ocean House ideal for mid-week business retreats, close-to-home family vacations, weekend luxury escapes and destination weddings. Ocean House is part of Ocean House Management Collection, and is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of more than 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. This stately property is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Triple Five-Star rated resort in Rhode Island, for accommodations, dining and the award-winning spa. For more information, please visit www.oceanhouseri.com or call 401-584-7000.
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