Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebration of Art at TWIN FARMS

This Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, I will be in residence at Twin Farms in Barnard, offering both demonstrations and workshop time for interested guests of the resort.  This is a classic Vermont setting and offers a broad range of choice subject matter for art enthusiasts. It should be the peak time of that moment Frost describes in Nothing Gold Can Stay:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Twin Farms is an extraordinary place with a rich history.  The main farmhouse on the property was once owned by American writer, Sinclair Lewis and his wife, journalist, Dorothy Thompson.  Rated by the Zagat guide as the Best Small Inn in the United States and listed for the last 18-years as the only five-star hotel in Vermont by the Forbes Travel Guide, Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, is that rare thing, a simple but sumptuous hostelry where almost anyone’s heart’s desire can be attained with just a simple request. 

When Twin Farms current owner Thurston Twigg-Smith decided to share with the public the beautiful place in Barnard, Vermont that his family was using as a vacation home he asked Jed Johnson, one of the world’s leading interior designers to create living spaces in a series of “cottages” that dot the property. Each one is a unique experience from the views out the windows, to the remarkable interiors, to the original artwork on the walls.


Still Life with Eggs, Pitcher and Bowl by William Bailey

Ode to a Pumpkin Field by Joan Snyder

I will be looking forward to sharing the great personal art collection at Twin Farms with the lucky art lovers who will gather on Mother’s Day Weekend to view and study the paintings with my dear friend, Bronwyn Dunne, who has a lifetime of experience in the art world.  Bronwyn will be telling the stories of the artists and paintings in the resort collection.  I know guests will enjoy the inspiration of the original work by artists, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Milton Avery, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Cy Twombly, Nam June Paik and Donald Sultan, all part of the Twin Farms Collection. And, I will enjoy dining with guests in the handsome black and white-carpeted dining room where Chef Ted Ask in collaboration with his staff will preside over a memorable series of art-resonant dinners.  Please join me for a weekend you will not forget, A Celebration of Art at Twin Farms.

For weekend reservations call Josh or Casey at 800-894-6327 or email info@twinfarms.com. For more information about the Celebration of Art at Twin Farms visit www.twinfarms.com.  

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