The final Open Studios of 2015 was a smash! It was a full house of many bright faces enjoying all the creativity surrounding them. The food and wine quickly disappeared as the festivity hopped with energy. Thank you to all who came out to bid the artists farewell, as the Byrdcliffe Art Colony closes its
A week before Open Studios we planned our own party at the barn complete with a pie off. Five participants baked their hearts into some pretty amazing pies. There were taste judges, a presentation judge, and a slew of happy eaters. It was a great night to relax and enjoy each others company.
With the help of the writers, we threw together a hot dog BBQ night. Everyone contributed condiments or some other dish. There was brown rice and beef pasta, chips and carrots. Antonia made a wonderful salad that all enjoyed. We even had smart dogs for the vegetarians of the group. Jessica surprised us with angel
A few of us were surprised this chilly Sunday night by homemade tea from Ida. She has been spending much time in the Woodstock cemetery doing rubbings for her artwork. Today, she ventured over to the artist’s cemetery and found much thyme growing there. She thought that making fresh tea from it would transfer something
On friday Sept 11th, the Byrdcliffe group visited Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY. This amazing place has such a presence with its immense stone structures. Harvey Fite began work on his masonry masterpiece in 1938 and spent the next 37 years creating his dream. The sculpture park is a series of dry-stone ramps, terraces, and platforms in an
A small group of us decided to make an early morning hike up Overlook Mountain. The weather was on the cooler side from the rain that we have been getting lately. It was a wonderful day for a hike. Many of the residents had not been up this mountain and were excited to be experiencing
Angela, a sweet resident in Villetta, offered to make buckwheat and buttermilk biscuits for everyone who also chipped in by supplying sweet and savory biscuit toppings. Just as quickly as it all came together, so did the food disappear. The biscuits were delicious! Thanks Angela.