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stop by and get to know the artists behind the artwork at hotel ylem. Each one has a unique story about how they give back to the community they live in. THE ART ONLY LIVES HERE FOR THE QUARTER AND WITHOUT A COMMISSION/FEE TO THE ARTIST. WE ONLY ASK THAT 18% BE DONATED TO CHARITY: WATER. we are so grateful to them for choosing our hotel to house their work and give back to charity water.
The artists we be available to answer any questions about the art and the charities that inspire their work. We will have light bites and refreshments and an on site art project to give your creative spirit flight. Bar Esperanto will also have carefully crafted cocktails and mocktails available for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds will go to charity: water.
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."
friedrich nietzsche| Scholar, Writer, Philosopher
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installation located in the business lounge
Ami has always believed in giving back, and has a passion for helping to alleviate women and children's issues. Her work seeks to reveal a kind of emotional fluency in herself and the viewer, a strengthened understanding of the nuances of humanity’s connection to the natural environment. Through simultaneously aggressive yet structured mark-making, Ami is not trying to represent nature; she is attempting to evoke the essence of nature, in all of its chaotic opposition and awe-inspiring tranquility. She relies heavily on the distinct color-memories of her world travels--the probing ochres and olives of her desert childhood, the serene emeralds of her trek across the Mongolian plains, the exhilarating cobalts and azures of the glaciers of Torres Del Paine".
installation located in lobby
Sneha Bhavsar sincerely believes that giving back has immensely enriched her life and helped her grow both personally and professionally. She is committed to giving back to her community. She is constantly experimenting with materials and investigating new painting techniques. She likes to explore texture and color and mix a variety of materials that traditionally may not be used in paintings. Sneha’s loves art and is grateful every day that she is able to pursue it.
iinstallation located at bar esperanto
Along with being a talented artist, Stacey has been active in the support of many charities over the years. Stacey is dedicated to giving back to the community, fitting right in line with all the amazing philanthropic efforts of Ylem. Stacey volunteers her time reading for the blind with Sight to Sound in Houston. Additionally, she has regularly sought out and given to various community charity foundations. Having family members affected by Autism, Alopecia, and Adult Onset Blindness, Stacey is committed to the research and awareness efforts that help our community grow and challenge social limitations.
installation located at bar esperanto
Chatna works predominantly in acrylic painting medium focusing on portraits but has delved into drawing, clay work, carving, etc. She is mostly self-taught, but studied clay work at the Glassell School of Art. Her love for details and ability to breakdown her environment allows aids in her realistic acrylic paintings. She has previously worked with artist groups to create murals for peace after 9/11. She has completed two peace themed group projects, one mural in the 3rd ward and one painting hung at Rice University. She donates her time/skills to redesign a local temple school. She also teaches students how to paint and creates curriculums for the classes. She did most of her schooling in Houston and is lover of art by heart.
Mural located outside near main street
The Hotel Ylem exclusive artwork by Janavi M Folmsbee is inspired by three sources of life: ylem, water and mother. The female figure and mother of pearl represent Mother who is the gift to our existence and the barnacles represent children (people) that converge together creating a sense of a universal gathering. Although barnacles are not the primordial matter of the universe, it plays on the concept Ylem where tiny particles combine to create a larger whole entity. The female figure, mother of pearl and barnacles exist only through water, the true element and source of life.
Janavi currently lives and works in Houston. This year she has begun to work with various conservation organizations such as the Galveston Bay Foundation and continues to grow her relationships with several others to help with Marine Conservation through Art. You can find out more about her work by visiting Janavi and emailing questions to email@example.com.
iinstallation inside bar esperanto
hillary and ford waters
iOur beautiful water droplet bar shelving was built by FMWFabLab! This company is a partner with Unity For a Solution, an organization made up of animal welfare groups and partners who care about reducing the stray animal population in Houston and educate on the importance of proper pet care. They also work with Barrio Dogs, which is the founding organization of Unity For a Solution. They focus their efforts on educating school age children on the the importance of animal treatment and pet healthcare. By focusing on the younger generation, we can make a bigger change in their future. Lastly, they are currently doing a pro-bono project for the Big Brothers Big Sisters project.
Hotel Ylem @ 8080 Main Street
Parking is complimentary. Please use the main entrance to access the event. The side entrances require key card access.