Hyannis HyArts Campus
About The HyARTS Campus
Where Art is Cultured!
The Hyannis 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 artist studio spaces + the Garage studio and Guyer Barn. The HyARTS Campus supports and promotes the arts through instruction, events, exhibits and performances.
50 Pearl St | Guest Artist-In-Residence program
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.
When the Town purchased 50 Pearl in 2007, it included a former detached garage on the property which was converted into artist work studio.
COMING SOON Flameworking Glass Studio
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is building out Cape Cod's first flameworking studio that will be an open-access facility where professional and amateur artists and designers create using glass.
This facility will foster community collaboration and serve as a year-round flameworking classroom and shop.
Studio 46 |
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.
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"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.