These pages are dedicated to the former students, teachers and residency artists that help make the Cow House what it is. We are curious to catch up with them, hear about their current projects, and the ways their time here on the farm influenced their practice.
We have had the opportunity to meet many talented and dedicated people over the years, and with each new artist residency, summer program, collaborative project or gap year, our studios are informed by the new ideas and working methods of our guests.
Our programmes grow as a result, and even though many of the artists that reside here for a time never have a chance to meet, their influence is passed on through Rosie and Frank if not by the many cherished objects left behind.
Anyone who has been to Cow House knows we love our food! Meals shared around our dining table form an integral part of all the programs we run throughout the year. Whether it’s a quiet meal shared with our residency artists or a lively feast with our summer program students, the delicious tastes, smells and good conversation are among our guests fondest memories.
A sincere dedication to providing tasty and healthy food began with Co-Director Frank Abruzzese who has been cooking his entire life. Frank is one of five from a large Italian American family and meals anchored nearly every experience. In 2016 Caitriona Foley joined our team and now cooks alongside Frank, bringing her love of baking hearty breads and delicious desserts to the table.
By popular request, we now periodically update this section with new and classic Cow House recipes so our former students, their parents and previous residency artists can prepare some of our delicious meals at home. We hope it will not only be a useful resource but a way for people who have been here to remember their time fondly.