Monday, October 19, 2015

The spiritual and spectacular meet at Grace Farms in Connecticut

By Ted Loos
The walkway to the River, the main building of Grace Farms, a community center that houses a library, gymnasium, a mess hall and an amphitheater. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times
CONNECTICUT---A group of friends and neighbors thought that this area could use a new community center with a spiritual underpinning. So they built one. It hired the Japanese architecture firm Sanaa, which later won the Pritzker Prize, to design an ultramodern building that features, among other bells and whistles, five site-specific works by art stars. The inaugural weekend activities at Grace Farms, which is open to the public, reflected that wide-ranging vision. Cliffe Knechtle, the pastor of the nondenominational Grace Community Church, gave a blessing.  Later, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performed.[link]