Michael K. Aselton Memorial Park, Hyannis, MA 02601
Steps from the Hyannis harbor and surrounded by flowering hydrangea bushes, soft grasses, is an outdoor performing arts space where you may hear live local music, attend festivals and other special events. ree concerts and events at the park. You can catch all sorts of musicians and theatre acts lighting up the park stage.Coasts is an outdoor site installation composed of 50 lobster buoys mounted on 12’-19’ poles. The project creates a display of color, light and kinetic motion on a previously under-utilized portion of the Hyannis Waterfront, drawing activity to the area. In addition to serving as a backdrop along the walkway, BUOYED Coasts is an advocacy art installation to create awareness of the critical state of costal water quality on the Cape. In 2006, the buoys were painted one of 3 colors to represent water quality and health of local estuaries. A partnership was sought with the Barnstable High School and buoy patterns were painted by a senior art class, ensuring local acceptance. The project brought awareness of the nitrogen run-off problem threatening the Cape’s marine ecology to the 10,000 daily visitors that pass through Hyannis Harbor.