Rooms at the Fuerte Miramar Hotel to display charity art
The Hotel Fuerte Miramar, which was completely refurbished in 2015, has reopened its doors as Amare Marbella Beach Hotel, the first Grupo El Fuerte adults only establishment.
The name Kim Soler is famous in Fuerte Hotels. The hotel chain has purchased around fifty pieces of art that form part of a charity project, headed by the renowned Catalan artist.
The artists are young people with mental disabilities who have put their creativity, determination and love of art into practice. The final results are special pieces of art that benefit their creators just as much as those who take the time to appreciate them.
The Fuerte Miramar hotel will feature a permanent exhibition of a total of 42 paintings with unique character and style in the Hotel´s corridors and Exclusive rooms. This is a very human project to which Fuerte Hotels has shown its support, and it is the first hotel in Spain to display paintings from the project.
Guests will be able to enjoy these original works in the corridors and Exclusive rooms of the hotel.
The colour of life
The colour of life is the name of the exhibition created by the Special-Art group.
The group is formed of nine children with Down’s syndrome, under the leadership of painter Kim Soler. The aim is to bring out the inner artist within these children. This has been a lengthy process and has taken years of work. The pupils started with a pencil and worked their way towards using a brush. However the final result is now on show; a magnificent exhibition developed by CEDOWN, a specialised centre for children with Down’s syndrome in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz.
The purpose of this project is to give these children the best possible quality of life through the creative activity of painting. This artistic activity helps them to develop and to improve their decision making skills, whilst at the same time, putting their creativity to the test. The objective of this activity for the children is achieving greater independence and awareness of the true value of their work.
The group has been working together for many years, and in that time they have displayed their artwork in various galleries and foundations throughout Spain. Their goal is to raise awareness of the value of this style of painting and how much it benefits people with Down’s syndrome. In fact, Kim Soler will begin teaching this technique in another workshop in Extremadura in order to raise awareness throughout Spain and to help introduce similar initiatives around the country.
The profits that this noble project has made from the sale of paintings will go towards buying more painting materials, so that the project can continue to grow and help more people to gain further independence.
Responsible Art Collection
The forty two pieces of art comprise the Fuerte Hoteles Responsible Art Collection, which includes responsible artworks. This project, along with many more exhibitions, forms part of the first global initiative to produce an art collection of works created specifically by local artists and dedicated to increasing awareness of environmental and social issues.
The main idea of this type of artwork is to raise the awareness of those who take an interest in art and encourage them to visit and appreciate this type of exhibition; a vision that is shared by the principles of painter Kim Soler, who at seventy-something years old can boast of feeling younger every day in his work, and it’s all thanks to working with disabled young people. For Kim, one of his great sources of happiness lies in his work, which helps him to find himself and to express the real Kim.
The exhibition has travelled all over the peninsular, such as to Kim’s native Arcos de la Frontera, in Andalucia and to the town of Palafrugell, in Girona. However, if you wish to enjoy part of the exhibition without leaving Malaga, come and visit us at the Fuerte Miramar Hotel. You can view our collection by wandering the hotel’s corridors, or stay in one of our Exclusive rooms and appreciate these original and expressive paintings.