Hyannis HyArts Campus
About The Hyarts Campus
Where Art is Cultured!
The HyArts Campus plays an important role as part of the town-owned properties at the corner of South and Pearl, a unique artist live / work /gallery space developed by the Town of Barnstable which includes Studio 46, Studio 50 + the Garage work studio and the Guyer Barn. The HyArtsCampus supports and promotes the arts through instruction, events, exhibits and performances.
Guyer Barn | 250 South Street, Hyannis
The Guyer Barn is a community art space serving emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres.
You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops. The barn is open various hours, year-round.
Free parking is available in the adjacent Barnstable Town Hall public parking lot, accessible from both Hyannis Main Street or South Street.
50 Pearl St | Anne Tochka Gallery & Art Studio
50 Pearl Street was constructed in 1830 as a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists, playwrights, and poets who congregated at the home for lively readings. Nautical-themed original Vernon Coleman murals decorate the basement walls. In 2007, the Town of Barnstable purchased the property and completed extensive renovations, turning it into gallery and studio space.
Anne Tochka Gallery & Art Studio at 50 Pearl is open by appointment. Holiday events coming soon.
Anne Tochka is a contemporary painter living and working on Cape Cod. Her paintings are an immersion in nature originating from her ambles about the Cape and frequently from plein air studies. Through her work, Anne strives to convey a feeling that places the viewer not just in that location, but in that specific moment in time.
Visit the the gallery at 50 Pearl to see Anne’s original paintings, giclee prints, and to take a look in her studio to see what's on the easel.
To learn more about Anne's work, find her online at:
Anne Tochka arrived on Cape Cod several years ago for the summer and found herself staying year round to soak up the inspiration found in the gorgeous landscapes in every season. Before becoming a full time painter, she attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and graduated with a BFA in Communications Design: Illustration. Educated as a visual storyteller, Anne further developed this skill in her professional life as a visual merchandiser and designer. She brings this training to her current work, using brushstrokes and color to describe the complex beauty in the world around her.
Anne has completed artist residencies in Sibiu, Romania and Puebla, Mexico. Immersion in unfamiliar settings and cultures has strengthened her visual language and given her the space to explore communicating specific places through painting.
Garage Studio, South St | Graceful Fire Glass Studio
When the Town purchased 50 Pearl in 2007, it included a former detached garage on the property which was converted into artist work studio.
In 2021, this space is home to Graceful Fire Glass Studio, Carolyn Ferrell. Although a work studio, stop by when the doors are open to say hello and peek inside a glass workshop and peruse the resulting beads and jewelry.
To learn more about Carolyn's work, find her online at:
Lampworking, the 14th century art of creating glass beads on a torch, became an obsession for Carolyn the first she tried it. Glass beads are easy to make, but difficult to master. After studying with Stephanie Maddalena she founded Graceful Fire Glass Studio in 2005. She has continued to study with both Jennifer Geldard and Cynthia Lieber Saari.
Carolyn says about Cape Cod: “I grew up staying at my Grandmother’s beach cottage each summer. There can be no better childhood memories than biking to the beach, swimming in the ocean, and clamming on Cape Cod. Later, when I retired from business, my husband and I relocated to Hyannis to care for a relative. I have managed to maintain a studio space for the last 15 years and enjoy demonstrating and selling my glass beads and jewelry. Being part of the HyArts campus is a dream come true for me. Now every day, I can walk on the beach with my dogs, restore our circa 1889 home and practice my art. Heaven!”
Studio 46 | Mellissa Morris, Artist in Residence
46 Pearl Street is a renovated and restored 1920 Colonial Revival style bungalow which was converted into an artist’s live/work studio in 2007. The house was once owned by John Marcoux and two teachers from the old Hyannis Normal School resided there. Prior to the town purchase, former owner Jan Girardi turned it into a modeling agency. Artist Sarah Holl was the town’s first artist-in-residence to occupy the space.
The HyArts Campus Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for an artist to rent a professional working studio space and gallery space in downtown Hyannis. This program is one of many arts-oriented town programs contributing to a lively cultural destination where working artists engage with residents and visitors alike.
Artist in Residence Mellissa Morris opens her studio to the public, so feel free to visit when the Open flag is out. Also open by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Mellissa’s work, find her online at:
"I am intrigued by the creative act as a form of spiritual and personal growth. I am as much a magician, mathematician, scientist, alchemist, and healer as I am an artist.
I love combining paint, drawing, and collage materials in forever evolving and inventive ways that express my experiences, my memories, my dreams, and my imagination.
I am always researching new ideas and developing ways I can abstract, simplify, and re-“frame” this world. I hope within my work you see a reflection of your own vast creativity and boundless soaring spirit. "
Mellissa Morris received her Masters Degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mellissa is a local abstract mixed media artist born and Raised on Cape Cod and the eldest daughter of seven children.
Mellissa currently teaches abstract and mixed media classes online -and through out Cape Cod; Cotuit Center for the Arts, Falmouth Art Center, and Cape Cod Art Center.
In addition to being a visual artist Mellissa plays ukulele and guitar and loves creating songs and performing.