The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico launched its Art Visionary Program in partnership with Walter Otero Contemporary Art, a contemporary art gallery in San Juan.
The program promotes local artists and showcases their work at various locations throughout the resort.
Artists include William Maldonado, a painter who depicts landscapes, stories and characters; Arnaldo Roche Rabell, the artist who created "The Long Awaited Voyage" mural that hangs above the resort's St. Regis Bar; and Ricardo Morales-Hernandez, an artist who uses analog, digital and biological media as a main focus for his drawings.
The works are available for purchase by guests.
The resort's current art collection is composed of a mix of new and established artists, following in the tradition of the "Old King Cole" mural by Maxfield Parrish, which was commissioned by St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor and is on display at the St. Regis New York.
The 139-room St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, which opened in November 2010, features a 10,000-square-foot Remede Spa, an oceanfront Robert Trent Jones golf course, a private bird sanctuary, butler service and the Jean-Georges' restaurant Fern.