Sama-Vaya in Sanskrit means ‘union’ and 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 famous and 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, Bhairvi 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. All their art works will be displayed at an exhibition on September 9 at Skyview by Empyrean.