An MBA is among the three degrees Sharon Prince has earned from the University of Tulsa. During her business career, Sharon was president of Iceland based cold weather wear company 66° North.
Recently, an article was published regarding Sharon Prince Grace Farms and their connection with Crystal Bridges. Bringing culture to unexpected places and bringing it up to those who are looking for a better environment where they can pause and reflect is priceless.
These days Sharon Prince devotes her time to spiritual, aesthetic, environmental, and humanitarian pursuits. Since 2009 Sharon Prince has served as the Chair and President of Grace Farms Foundation.
Built on 80 acres in New Canaan Connecticut Sharon Prince Grace Farms opened in October 2016. It is difficult to pigeon hole Grace Farms. The facility is literally all things to all people. Designed to blend into the landscape the main building is known as the “River” because its tortuous floor plan follows the contours of the land. Grace Farms is open to the public so Sharon Prince insisted that the River have no front door because she didn’t want visitors to have “…a second thought about entering.”
For six years owners of properties around the Grace Farms site made appeals to the New Canaan Planning and Zoning to stop the project. Concessions were made to satisfy the neighbors’ concerns. That the project was completed came as no surprise to Grace Farms Foundation board member Jay Fielden who stated, “It’s hard to tell Sharon ‘No’…”. Mr. Fielden harbors a special affection for Sharon and her husband Robert. After a fire claimed their home the Fielden family were sheltered in Sharon and Robert’s home. Go Here for more information.
At Grace Farms a converted barn attached to the River serves as a 700 seat nondenominational chapel. The community center features an amphitheater, community center, dining hall, and library. The facility provides office space for non-profits and a community garden. The River’s glass walls provide and unobstructed view of the natural beauty surrounding Grace Farms. The works of well-known contemporary artists are on display.
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