MacDowell Colony 7/13 – 9/7 : Part 2

Studios/cabins at the colony are incredible as I mentioned in the previous post, but also the food at the colony worth a new blog entry.  It starts from the breakfast even though I only made it for few times.  If you come to the Colony Hall by 8:30, you can request hot breakfast.  All the egg entry came from the chickens which stationed at the colony during the months of summer. Lot of vegetables and herbs came from the beautiful garden outside.


chickens contributed eggs

When you are working in the studio, lunch could be a very exciting thing. Between 11:30 – 12:30, lunch is delivered at our door step by Blake. Blake has been working for MacDowell for more than 25 years, taking care of artists’ needs, lunch delivery and anything that needs to be done. He knows every stories and history of MacDowell / Peterborough and always the conversations with Blake are longed by many artists. He always brings joys to you (not only because of lunch but because of him as Blake). I heard so much about lunch basket even before I arrived, and every time I opened it, it was a pure joy.

My NEF basket



Ahhh Zuchini pizza

Dinner is served at 6:30 at Colony Hall.  The colonists start showing up around 6:00 and sit outside to share the work they did that day or anything.  Since we are spending most of the day by ourselves,  we are so ready to talk and hang out with others, sharing  experiences, life and works.  Because we eat together every night, even though residency is such a short time, we got to know each other pretty well. When the dinner bell rings, dinner is served.    It is served as family style and feel really like home.  And, of course, food is just amazing.

Colony hall right before dinner

dining hall

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