In February artists, curators, writers and supporters of the Art Initiative had the pleasure to experience the art and culture of the Caribbean region during a weekend.
The weekend began with a tour of the fields and Davidoff facilities near Santiago, where the guests enjoyed an exclusive introduction into the production from the crop to the final product.
At Altos de Chavón School of Design’s Chavón Gallery, Rector of the School Stephen Kaplan led a tour of the current exhibition, Synergy: Artists in Residence and Students, a celebration of the arrival of the first five Davidoff Art Initiative artists in residence. The exhibition documents the history of Altos de Chavón’s long-established Artist in Residence Program, and underscores the influence of AIRs on the students of the school.
Among other events, the weekend included: a tour of the School’s facilities; Open Studios of the new studios in Altos de Chavón, with international artists in residence Alia Farid, Nuria Montiel, Cathleen Mooses, Mathilde Rosier and Soledad Salamé; and a final stop in Santo Domingo.
The program was designed to bring critical attention to the arts and artists of the Caribbean and Dominican Republic, and to celebrate the groundbreaking presence of the Davidoff Art Initiative in the region.
The collaborating organizations intend the Davidoff Weekend to become an important annual event for those interested in the arts, culture and history of the Caribbean to gather together, network with each other, and immerse themselves in the arts and culture of the region.