The barn is open various hours, year-round. You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops.
The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. The Guyer Barn is a community art space and Artist-in-Residence arts studio.
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.
50 Pearl Street
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.
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.
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!”
Carolyn’s work can be found at www.graceful.com, her IG page is a@gracefulfire and her FB page is Gracefulfire Glass.
Facebook: Graceful Fire Glass
Artist in Residence at 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.
Mellissa Morris is an expressive abstract artist working with painting, collage, drawing and printmaking techniques. Inspired by imagery from the natural world, Morris uses these images often as metaphors in her work, becoming archetypes for deeper and more meaningful expressions of her personal experiences and the means in which she explores the depths of her spirit.
Born and raised in Hyannis, Morris is the eldest daughter of seven children. Graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Masters in Fine Arts painting, Mellissa teaches at the Cape Cod Art Center and Cape Cod Child Development offering creative art yoga classes and activities. Mellissa is a musician as well, playing the ukulele and guitar. Mellissa also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Bunker Hill and Cape Cod Community College.
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.