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September 23, 2023
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Skyview by Empyrean to Host ‘Sama-Vaya’ Jammu’s First Experiential Art Retreat From Sept 5-10 

Sanget Valley-Patnitop

Organised by art consultant and curator Anupa Mehta, for Skyview by Empyrean the Sama-Vaya art retreat will bring together award-winning artisans/craftsmen, Mohan Kumar Verma, Ramesh Hengadi and Sanjay Chitara, along with contemporary artists Sarika Mehta, Bhairavi Modi and Kanchan Chander, to participate in a restorative and collaborative art retreat at the majestic Skyview by Empyrean

Skyview by Empyrean, a 22-acre mountain harbour located in Patnitop that seamlessly blends premium hospitality, adventure, nature and luxury, is all set to host Jammu’s first ever art camp titled ‘SAMA-VAYA’ from Sept 5-10. 

Sama-Vaya in Sanskrit means ‘union’ and for us it signifies the art of weaving together colourful-cotton threads to create one beautiful fabric. Taking inspiration from this thought, the Sama-Vaya art retreat aims to unite acclaimed artists and craftsmen from across India to collaborate, exchange ideas and produce inspiring masterpieces. 

The five-day Sama-Vaya restorative art retreat will be organised by art consultant and curator Anupa Mehta. She will be supported by crafts consultant Anuradha Chowdhury Sorabjee. The six practitioners – three contemporary artists and three master craftsmen who will be in residence at the premium property are Sarika Mehta, Bhairvee Modi, Kanchan Chander, Mohan Kumar Verma, Ramesh Hengadi and Sanjay Chitara. The artists will work individually as well as in pairs to create their impressions of Jammu, the environment and Skyview by Empyrean. All their art works will be displayed at an exhibition on September 9 at Skyview by Empyrean. 

“I am very pleased to curate and organise the first such art retreat in the beautiful region of Jammu whose distinct topography and landscape inspires creativity. I look forward to seeing how our acclaimed craftsmen and talented contemporary artists, each with a distinct style and body of work, bring alive their sketchbooks with their talent and impressions of the region. We hope art enthusiasts will join us to witness the magic of Sama-Vaya and celebrate the transformative power of art,” said Anupa Mehta, Director of Anupa Mehta Contemporary Art.  

With nearly decades of experience in the Indian art world, Mehta is known for providing strategic insights and curatorial support to various art projects. Her illustrious clientele and diverse portfolio bear witness to her expertise and unwavering passion for the arts. 

Offering stunning views of the majestic Pir Panjal range from its location at Sanget Valley-Patnitop, Jammu, Skyview by Empyrean is an ideal destination for artists and craftsmen. The property, just an hour’s drive from the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Temple at Katra, seamlessly blends premium hospitality, adventure, nature and luxury. 

“At Skyview by Empyrean, we believe in thinking out-of-the-box and leading the way with our pioneering ideas. The premier edition of the Sama-Vaya art retreat is our endeavour to put Jammu on the radar of art lovers from India and across the world and build a passionate community of like-minded people. We welcome the artists to our abode and hope that the nature that envelops our property and our warm and charming ambience, helps them create their best masterpieces,” said Owais Altaf Syed, Director of Skyview by Empyrean. 

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