EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES / EVENTS
One Guest at a Time
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has given us the green light to re-open, and we are moving forward with extreme caution. We are determined to weather this pandemic storm together, and we are basing our decisions on the best health and safety information available.
The Bed and Breakfast and The Shop at Bird Hill Farm will follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and pleasant stay for our guests:
For now, we are renting one guest room at a time in order to give our BnB guests all the space they need to feel safe and cozy. If traveling with a party that needs more than one room, we may accommodate your needs upon request. We are offering work space for “work-from-home” alternatives including high speed wifi.
Following current travel trends, we are offering four-day, week-long, and monthly discounts—providing a peaceful alternative for stay-cations.
We are taking extra care to disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily and between reservations, following CDC cleaning protocols.
During this time, we are not offering food service. Guests will have access to their bedroom and guest bath only. We request that you wear a mask when entering and leaving the house.
We offer self check-in for ideal social distancing practice. Bird Hill Farm will work hard during these challenging times to ensure the inspiring and relaxing stay that our guests from around the world have always enjoyed.
The Shop at Bird Hill Farm is offering art, antiques, cool collectible objects, home goods, and crafts on-line, by appointment, and for curbside pickup.
Black Lives Matter
Bird Hill Farm is happy to stand in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement. We support racial justice and equality for all oppressed people. Once and for all.
In researching graphic design and social justice movements, I’ve found over and over that well “branded” movements seem to achieve great success with lasting impact. Branding is only one important factor of several that are needed to make significant change.
Highest praise to Oakland, California’s DesignAction Collective, who designed the BLM logo.
MANDALA: An Artist Retreat with Karen Dolmanisth
March 22, April 26, and May 24, 2020
Bird Hill Farm is happy to offer “MANDALA”, a series of a one day artist retreats facilitated by internationally recognized artist, Karen Dolmanisth. The retreat is open to artists and non-artists alike—anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the meditative qualities of creating
The day-long retreat will be divided into two main sections with the morning being devoted to a survey of mandalas throughout history and across cultures. Following lunch, and an instructional demonstration guided by Dolmanisth, guests will transition into an immersive studio experience, exploring a breath-focused, silent, meditative mandala making practice unique to this retreat.
Please call 413-277-0373 or email us for more information or order your tickets online...
Karen Dolmanisth Takes Up Residency
for a Winter of Retreat, at Bird Hill Farm
Bird Hill Farm is happy to announce internationally recognized artist
Karen Dolmanisth as the invited Winter 2020 Artist in Residence. Dolmanisth’s residency at Bird Hill Farm will create both studio work and site specific multi-media installations. Winter in New England
is a time for retreat and reflection and offers a perfect backdrop for Dolmanisth to focus and manifest new works. Dolmanisth will be in residence at Bird Hill Farm until the end of February 2020.
In the transitional time leading up to her residency, Dolmanisth filled all of the guest rooms and common spaces in the Inn at Bird Hill Farm Bird with some of her recent work, playing a significant role in the experience of the guests and patrons of Bird Hill Farm. Guests and the public alike can view her work and meet the artist on Sunday afternoons beginning mid January, or by appointment.
As her work unfolds, Dolmanisth will replace works displayed with new ones she creates during her residency, so the work on exhibit will change and grow as the residency unfolds.
At the culmination of her residency, Dolmanisth will facilitate 2 separate weekend-long retreats and a talk about her work and her process. Dates, times and details will be announced as the event approaches.
Please call 413-277-0373 or email us for more information.
SPECTACLE AND SPRAWL:
SUMMER 2019 ARTIST RESIDENCY PAINTINGS ZANNAH NOE
Brooklyn based artist, Zannah Noe’s “Spectacle and Sprawl”, is an
ongoing examination of architecture and urban development’s impact
on community and culture.
“I found the origin story of Westlake, Daly City the perfect vernacular
expression of American populism mashed up with high design,
manufacturing and a long shadow of social-cultural impacts. These
“little boxes on the hillside” have a fascinating decades long history of
the social and cultural impact of planned communities on our society
as a whole” Zannah Noe.
ARTIST TALK | OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019
12 PM - 5 PM (TALK AT 2)
BIRD HILL FARM, WARE MA