The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.
Guyer Barn Exhibits
In the small gallery: Beth Higgins and Chris Letsche
In the large gallery: Donna Davis
Donna is a printmaker who often uses old family photos and antique illustrations to create a 'digital collage' which then is transferred to a printing process.
In the small gallery: Artisans' Market featuring:
Jeanmarie O'Claire (pottery); Beth Higgins (photography); Chris Letsche (rope work); Nancy Lyon (scrimshaw); Marley Morrison (glass and fiber art).
In the large gallery:Amy Carroll-mixed media
Amy graduated with her BFA in illustration form the Rhode Island School of Design before working as a photographer's assistant and creating fine art prints in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has its roots in nature and continues to evolve through an organic process. The joy of discovery and the element of surprise keep her work inspired. She also teaches yoga, and is deeply devoted to the practice. Amy currently resides in Chatham.
The Faces of Love. A tribute to Newtown. Portraits by Marie Rizzo
The Guyer Barn will be hosting a special two-week tribute exhibition December 1st - 15th, of Marie Rizzo’s portraits of the 26 people who lost their lives a year ago in the Newton, CT. shooting tragedy. She found comfort in coping with the enormity of the loss by drawing each face of the lives lost, focusing on their smiles to capture their joy and innocence. Marie says of this project, “there were moments when the magnitude of how many lives were lost almost kept me from continuing. It was when all the drawings were done that I realized that I could smile back at these beautiful faces and that when I think of Newtown, I see the lives that were lived and the happiness they brought to this world. I hope that the people who see my portraits will see the same joy that I see.”
Barnstable High School Senior Art Show
Coming May, 2014
Shakespear & Jazz
Thursday, April 12th,
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Meet the artist Vittoria Sault, and stay to hear local Shakespeare aficionados recite Shakespearean soliloquies and sonnets!
Vittoria Sault, a native Cape Codder, is a graduate of The School of The Museum Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University combined program and Bridgewater State College. Early influences were her mother, the late primitive painter Dorothy Davis, and Vernon Coleman, long time art teacher in the Barnstable public schools. She has exhibited paintings at the Cultural Center, the Falmouth Artists Guild and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. A one woman show was held in Vermont in 2006, at Northern Power, an alternative energy company. Her art teaching experience includes both elementary and secondary levels in several Massachusetts public schools, watercolor instructor for adults at Sandwich Community school, and art class for the After School Enrichment Program at Cotuit Elementary School.
The philosopher who stated “You cannot step into the same river twice” could have been describing the art of watercolor painting. I paint to capture a moment and a feeling. The transient effect of light, the time of day and type of weather, the mood of both artist and viewer, all must be considered and balanced. The interesting accidental effects of this medium also become part of the experience.
It’s an artist’s delight to live in New England. My paintings include locations in Maine, Vermont and Cape Cod. The variety of natural forms and the changing seasons are endlessly interesting. People and animals are part of that world and lend excitement and connection. Developing techniques in watercolor, my most-used medium is exciting and challenging because of its fluid nature.
The collages are sometimes inspired by music, mythology, and literature. They incorporate fabrics, a variety of papers, and sometimes needlepoint or gold leaf. Assembling and balancing these elements is an absorbing process.
Sault quotes Edward Hopper “ ‘If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.’ I invite you to share my vision.”
March 22rd - April 8th
Opening Reception: Friday Match 23rd, 7 - 10 pm
Bernadette Mae is an emerging Cape Cod painter working at Ditchwerks Studio and Design in Chatham. Raised in Centerville in a home that fostered expression and creativity, she grew up sitting on her mother’s lap exploring art history textbooks. While a student at Barnstable High School, under the guidance of Carl Lopes, she received a number of art scholarships and awards: including acceptance to Art All State at the Worcester Art Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Schools to Careers Internship Program where she was introduced to figure artist Sarah Holl in 2006.
More than just a teacher and a role model, Sarah Holl has continually been a mentor, friend and valuable support to Bernadette Mae. Sarah taught her more than just drawing and painting, but also how to display finished work, hang exhibits and host events. With that knowledge, Bernadette Mae started volunteering at the Guyer Art Barn in 2008, where she has gone from keeping the gallery open on Saturdays to administrative assistant for the managing art director, Karen Billard.
Frequently joking that she is “the eternal student;” Bernadette Mae has studied various mediums, including photography, industrial design, and printmaking, at the Art Institute of Boston, Cape Cod Community College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
“Although I have studied and had a passion for art for years, it is only recently that I have realized my need to create. Instead of working full time, with limited energy for painting, I have restricted my spending to bills, food and whatever art supplies I can’t find for free. Art is my career whether or not it is the main source of my income, and I couldn’t be any more passionate or certain that this is the right (if not only) choice for me.”
Celebrating 20+ years of LGBT Pride on the Cape and Islands
“UNBOUND” - The Lesbian Perspective - Visual Memoirs Creation
Joint exhibit by Cape Cod Gay Pride & WAVE
March 8th – 18th
Cape Cod Gay (LGBT) Pride and WAVE are joined by Thrive / CIGSYA the Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and The Plymouth Men’s Group as sponsors of the exhibit. The exhibit will open on March 8th to honor International Women's Day. The Center will be open from the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The exhibit will run through March 18th.
Cape Cod Gay Pride celebrates a rich 20 year history in this exhibit, with visual displays of historic memorabilia including photos, banners and t-shirts. Formed in 1990, the Cape Cod Gay Pride Committee hosted an annual Gay Pride Event on Cape Cod for well over a decade. The Pride committee Also worked hand in hand with NY Pride and also other Prides around the World where often times conditions were unsafe and where, in rare instances, committee members were sometimes tortured and even killed. Cape Cod Gay Pride continued to provide a beacon of hope to those communities around the world in places like Uganda, so they could persevere in their struggles for acceptance.
Cape Cod Gay Pride will be joined by WAVE to feature the exhibit “UNBOUND” - The Lesbian Perspective - Visual Memoirs Creation, visual displays collected as part of the 2012 Women’s Avenue (WAVE) Lesbian History Project, sharing lesbian voice through powerful art including multimedia presentation. Project “UNBOUND” was guided by Lenore Lyons of the Journal Project and funded in part by the Gay and Lesbian Equity (GALE) Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.
WAVE (The Women’s Avenue) is a non-profit organization founded by Paige Riley which is dedicated to supporting women and community. Through partnerships with area resources, direct programming, services and workshops, WAVE seeks to support women in recognizing, developing, sharing and celebrating their powerful individuality with our community.
In addition to regular gallery hours, the exhibit will be open for Dave’s Cabaret, a benefit on the 9th, and during the showing of the Laramie Project, produced at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center by students from Sturgis Charter School March 15th –17th .
Sturgis Charter Public School STAGE: Presents
The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Company
March 15th at 4:00,
March 16th at 4:00 and 7:00
March 17th at 4:00 and 7:00
Laramie, Wyoming, population 26,687, was the site of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old, gay, University of Wyoming student. On October 6, 1998, he was found tied to a fence, beaten and unconscious. On October 8, 1998, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney were arrested for the kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted first-degree murder of Matthew Shepard. On October 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard died. The charges against Henderson and McKinney were amended to include first-degree murder.
The Laramie Project is a play by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. “On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted interviews with the people of the town.” The play is “edited from those interviews, as well as from journal entries by members of the company.” (The Laramie Project, "Introduction") The play is about the town of Laramie, its citizens, and their reaction to Matthew Shepard’s murder.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation honored Moises Kaufman by selecting him for their “Making a Difference Award." Judy Shepard, Matthew’s mother, describes how The Laramie Project has been produced thousands of times all over the world and has become a “source of education and change.” She says, “This play is not about being gay. It is about being hurt for being different, whatever that difference may be.”
Eleven talented actors from Sturgis Charter Public School East play the roles of over 100 characters in The Laramie Project. This is a multi-character journey exploring the feelings and attitudes of Laramie’s citizens; addressing hate crimes and dealing with issues of tolerance, bigotry and self-awareness.
The STAGE production of The Laramie Project will take place at The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn, 250 South Street, on March 15th at 4:00, on March 16th at 4:00 and 7:00 and on March 17th at 4:00 and 7:00.
Tickets can be reserved by e-mailing email@example.com.
This play contains mature themes and some profanity.
(Ensemble: all actors play multiple roles)
Assistant Director/stage manager: Anna Lieberman
Stage manager: Czarina Shartle
Director: Rachel Ollagnon
BIG FEBRUARY WITH BIG COLLAGE
February 3rd – 29th
WHAT WE LOVE: OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, February 3 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
THE LITTLE THINGS: OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, February 17 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
EPIC INDOOR FLEA MARKET
Sunday, February 5 • 9:00am - 6:00pm
EXQUISITE CORPSE: COLLABORATIVE SURREALISM and POTLUCK
Saturday, February 4 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm
WEIRDO DANCE PARTY (with Church Organ & DJ J.H. Chase)
Friday, February 10 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
PUNK & PAGAN V-DAY PROM
featuring THE INFRAMEN (& SURPRISE GUEST DJs!)
Saturday, February 11 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm
OPEN MIC with Open Mike and Micah
Wednesday, February 15 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm
MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE
Saturday, February 18 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm
WORD UP: POETRY, PROSE, & ONE-ACT PLAYS
Friday, February 24 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
FROM THE HEART MEDIA'S MUSICAL SHOWCASE
Saturday, February 25 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm
THE LAST HUZZAH: OPEN MIC w/ Open Mike & Micah
Wednesday, February 29 • 11:00pm - 2:00am
Starting February 3rd, Big Collage is in the house (or the Barn!) with a variety of exhibits and events showcasing young artists and designers in all disciplines. Two group exhibits will fill the gallery walls, while open mics, musical performances, spoken word events, workshops and dances fill the spaces in between. New events may be added over the month, so be sure to check bigcollage.net, facebook.com/bigcollage and hyartsdistrict.com web sites for up to date information.
Big Collage is a collective of creative Cape Codders from visual artists to musicians , performers, writers and chefs in both traditional and contemporary media. They are serious artists who put intention over credentials, who view art as a vehicle for personal and social transformation.
Big Collage was founded by artists Greta Ribb and Harley Gardner who saw a need to facilitate progressive, playful, envelope-pushing art on the Cape. For two years they have worked tirelessly to form a thriving ensemble of dedicated interdisciplinary artists and performers. Recent happenings include the Winter Blues Ball, Mayday, A Tribute to Cape Cod, plus a series of Halloween events.
Big Collage is dedicated to looking beyond the idyllic summer seaside resort view of Cape Cod to some of the grittier truths of day to day struggles of year round residents. They do not shy away from themes of substance abuse, suicide and economic challenges faced by Cape Codders, especially young adults who try to make the Cape their home.
For more information visit www.bigcollage.org
January 12 – 28, 2012
THE QUALITY OF LIGHT
Open Juried Exhibit Photography & Poetry
Opening Reception & Poetry Reading:
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The first exhibit for 2012 at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center is an open, juried exhibit, The Quality of Light, featuring the work of photographers and poets. The exhibit runs January 12 – 28, 2012 and is curated by John Byland, a local photographer and poet.
The artists included in the show are: Judy Askew, Betty Anne Bevis, Jessica Bevis, Alan Budney, John Cira, William Clarke, Beverly Cummings, Brittany Curran, Tom Currier, Kathleen Gavin, Ken Gavin, Joe Gouveia, Constantine Gregory, Robin Eliseo, Ruth M. Hauzinger, Eir Lindstrom-Holmy, Susan Melanson, Robert Nash, John Natov, Judith Partelow, Laura Ryan, Stanlee Wetzel & Lauren Wolk. The opening reception, Thursday January 12th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm will feature a reading by selected poets.
Photographer John Byland has been intrigued by the relationship between poetry and photography for a long time; “…a poem and a photograph are momentary happenings, as opposed to film and long fiction, which are protracted art forms.” John is a firm believer in the absolute necessity of the arts within society, and their therapeutic value. A civilization that turns its back on the arts abandons its citizenry to darkness. On himself John says, “It has always been difficult for me to talk about myself, which may be a big part of the reason that I turned to other means of self expression. I can say without fear of error that writing saved me from a very dark place, and fate which I prefer not to think about...so, I owe much to the arts, and hope to repay that debt.” John is from Long Branch, New Jersey, the birth place of Bruce Springsteen, Norman Mailer and past U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinske. He has been a Cape resident since 1987. He is self taught and has shown at two short lived Hyannis galleries
The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center is a showcase for emerging and established artists in a variety of genres. It is a community art space, a working artist studio and a professional artist gallery which supports and promotes the arts through instruction, events, exhibits and performances. Winter hours at the Center are Friday & Saturday, 12-4PM. Other days by chance and always by appointment. Call 508-790-6370 for more information. www.hyartsdistrict.com/hhac
for the Holidays
November 10th - December 18th
Thursday, November 10th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Holl family hold a special place in the arts community on the Cape, living and sharing their art-suffused lives and talents. The Center will exhibit work of the Holl family from November 10th – November 27th. There will be an opening reception Thursday, November 10h from 6:00-9:00 pm.
On display will be the work of Harry Holl, Tina Holl, Kim Holl, Mary Holl Peabody and Sarah Holl. The Holl family, owners of Scargo Pottery & Art Gallery in Dennis, have been an integral force in the arts community on Cape Cod for generations. Mirande, the girls’ mother and Harry’s first wife, raised them surrounded by art. Her parents were artists as well, her father an apprentice to Giacometti, and her mother a sculptor and authority on Rodin. Scargo Pottery has nurtured a generation of Cape Cod artists through teaching and apprenticeships.
Harry Holl attended the famous Black Mountain College after returning from WWII, where he met Mirande. They returned to the Cape, Mirande’s childhood home, to focus on his work. His life and work was most recently documented in A Centered Universe: The Life and Art of Harry Holl a documentary film directed by Kaylyn Thornal which premiered at the Cape Cinema in Dennis in 2002. The Cape Cod Museum of Art, which Harry co-founded, recently built the Harry Holl Sculpture & Clay Studio where classes are offered year-round.
Tina worked alongside her father In the early days of the museum. She is also a co-founder of the Cape Cod Potters COOP and had her own pottery studio, Stoneware Pottery Studio, before returning to Scargo. She has taught in a number of facilities including the Cape Cod Conservatory, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and the Cape Cod Museum. Her work “…focuses on dynamic abstract sculptural figures, large in scale and typically coil built, that may combine both human and animal references.”
Sisters Kim Holl and Mary Holl Peabody are also involved at Scargo and produce work both for the Studio and individually. Mary’s work focuses on surface carving and design on thrown pieces, and explorations in slab work, from clay reliefs to birdhouses. Her whimsical style is often narrative, exploring themes from folk tales and popular stories. Individually, she work two dimensionally through painting and drawing.
Kim’s work focuses on functional pieces for house and garden created on the wheel. She is often commissioned to create dinnerware sets and enjoys exploring new patterns and glazes in the process. The challenge of creating works of perfect proportion and balance has been a lifelong pursuit. Kim teaches ceramics to both adult and children.
Sarah regularly produces clay works for Scargo and is often commissioned for ceramic pieces throughout New England and beyond. She has been an influential part of the arts revitalization program in the town of Barnstable where she is artist in residence at the Sarah Holl Art Space, a live/work studio home at the Shirley Blair Flynn Center for the Creative Arts. She has a thriving career as a painter and continues the family tradition of teaching through figure drawing classes at the HHAC for teens and adults, and by mentoring arts interns. Sarah teaches at the Cape Cod Museum as well. She has had a number of solo shows of her work across the Cape and has been written up in numerous publications including Cape Cod Life and Cape Arts Review.
As a family, the Holls have had an enduring influence on generations of Cape Cod artists.
October 14th – November 6th
Saturday, October 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
This show of Tessa D'Agostino's work will feature sculpture, 2D work such as pen and ink, a variety of nature installations, and more. The show will read as an unfolding story through a variety of art media that speaks cohesively from a conceptual foundation. Tessa is a Cape Cod native with an Associates in Visual Arts degree from Cape Cod Community College and a Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Museum School of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Boston. She actively pursues a variety of art mediums as well as artistic outlets in the Cape Cod area. She teaches a self designed therapeutic and expressive arts program called “Inside Art” at various organizations.
No matter its form, D’Agostino’s work embodies the essence of human/nature relationships, spirituality and metaphysics. She seeks to navigate through the creative process by the use of unrecognizable shape and form in order to birth a finished piece.
“The foundation of my work is strongly based on the constant flow of interconnectedness and how that ongoing bond potentially affects everything. I have a strong relationship with nature which I strive to define within myself through my work. It is this process that also enables me to explore that spiritual connection with the Earth in hopes of understanding the overall link between man and nature. Or, how man and nature are in fact one ongoing organism as well as their interconnectedness with the universe. Essentially this concept is endless in itself. My most recent works have grown to reflect this concept through paintings, sculpture and drawings.”
September 22nd – October 10th
Frank Chike Anigbo: Portraits from the Streets
Thursday, September 22nd, 6 – 9PM
"I made this sketch – A Beggar, Seville -- in the spring of 2000. Two months before that I had painted Death of a Skunk when I came upon a skunk dead by the side of a road. At first I instinctively hurried past it with a deep breath drawn in and held, eager to put some distance between us. But I did look at her and for a brief moment allowed myself to see her with the eyes of one whose life is made worse for her death, a mate who waits listlessly for her return, unable to comprehend the finality of her absence.
"It would have been natural to feel sadness for the loss of some unknown dog or a cat dead by the side of a desolate road, because we cannot help but apportion value to a life based on perceived worth to someone we know or can readily imagine; some child somewhere, broken-hearted for the loss of a beloved pet; no one will miss a skunk dead by the side of a road. I went back and painted her with the intent of creating a work of art that transcended the value a person might have assigned to her life. I painted the man in Seville -- an isolated beggar crouched against an immovable wall as though he accepts with all penitence the judgment of a failed life, for that same reason. I wanted to strip away all the distractions that prevent me from seeing a person I might have recognized -- a long-lost brother, my father, my friend. I wanted to allow myself to see and feel by assigning value to this stranger based on his worth to someone that knew him well.
"My work explores the value of life, especially the lives of isolated individuals on the margins of society – often the chronically homeless and mentally ill, people whose social contribution and impact is negligible by our accepted definitions of value, people whose mortality is the least of society’s concerns. With writing and painting that speaks of the universal parallels of life, I aim to challenge the way we perceive worth and allocate value – at the same time staying true to the condition of the subjects whose lives I document in painted portraits and writing.
"The portraits contained in this exhibit are representative of the individuals I have met in the streets of many cities, but especially the small section of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Sherri, the one-time child-prostitute and convicted killer of a husband who raped her 6-year-old daughter; Patrick, the gentle soul unable to come to terms with the death of his beloved mother; “Shaky” – they call him that because he shakes each morning until he has had some alcohol in him; Eduardo, the recovering drug addict grandfather determined to regain control of his life and the trust of his family; Stephanie, the young mother and heroin addict whose hope to someday reunite with her children keeps her from taking her life.
"My writing and paintings attempt to bring these alienated individuals into the context of our own lives, despite the often stark differences in the ways and places we live, and to challenge perceptions of worth and the criteria by which we allocate value to a person.
Frank Chike Anigbo
September 1st – September 18th
Cassandra: Everyone I’ve Never Met
Thursday September 1st, 7-10PM
Cassandra dabbled in painting on and off from the age of 17. She tried a number of different paths – from EMT, to the Army, to sword swallower in a carnival. While working as a security guard five years ago, Cassandra began painting in earnest in response to her father passing away. After being fired from that job, she decided that it was time to pursue her art full-time. “My art is a meditation on, as well as an attempt to capture, the moment when a complex inner life meets the unyielding outside world…The landscape of the face is capable of revealing, to the viewer, all the truths that have ever been known.”
“We are very excited to bring this artist to the Mid-Cape community – this is a very powerful body of work” says HHAC managing director Karen Billard. “My daughter and I first saw her work at the DeLuca Gallery in Provincetown, and were very moved by the intensity and vulnerability of these portraits. Her work fits the Center’s mission to support emerging artists, and to bring important work to the community to inspire and educate.”
August 14th - August 28th
Sutton Foster & Julien Havard: Recent Works
Monday August 15th 7-10PM
A show of recent work by Julien Havard, Artist-in-Residence at the Hyannis Harbor Art Center and Tony-Award Winning Actress, Sutton Foster will be featured at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center from August 14th –August 28th. All are invited to join the artists at a reception on Monday, August 15th from 7-10PM.
A friendship born backstage on Broadway has blossomed into a beautiful and creative dialogue between two artists. Sutton Foster and Julien Havard first met in 2001 when Julien was hired as Sutton’s personal dresser on the Broadway musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role for which Sutton won her first Tony award for Best Actress. Their working relationship continued as Sutton played major roles in such Broadway productions as Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. The two also became very close friends through the long hours they spent backstage on each production. While Sutton was onstage or in rehearsal, Julien would work on his artwork, often capturing characters from the productions on which they were working.
Inspired by Julien’s vibrant works, Sutton also began creating artwork of her own including beautiful ink drawings and paper collage. Just like her stage work, Sutton Foster's drawings can be appreciated on two unique levels. From afar, they suggest a moment caught in time, a portrait of nature. But look closely, and you can begin to appreciate all of the details involved. With this collection, Sutton reminds us that love is in the details.
This spring, Ms. Foster won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theater’s revival of Anything Goes. During the nationally-televised awards ceremony, Sutton acknowledged in her heartfelt acceptance speech that Julien Havard was moving to Cape Cod to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist. With Julien as Artist-in-Residence at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center, the two friends began to hatch a plan to exhibit their artwork together, a first for Ms. Foster, who has never shown her work publicly before now. The resulting show is a testament to their friendship and an amazing expression of creativity from two artists with very diverse talents. Ms. Foster will be present to celebrate the show at the Artists’ Reception on Monday, August 15th from 7-10PM.
The Julien Havard Art & Design Studio is located at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center, and is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm- other days by chance or by appointment. Julien can be reached at 646-334-9073.
July 21 - August 7th:
Sarah Dineen: "Unleashed II": Recent Work
Opening Reception: July 28th 6PM - 9PM
Sarah Dineen is both an abstract and representational painter. With her love of color, texture, form and intuition she energetically fuses these two disciplines to create an intensely rich, powerful visual language all her own.
Sarah describes her work as mostly abstract, with inspirations from the natural world. When asked about her creative process she says, “I begin each painting with a person, object or experience in mind. The paintings are discovered within the process of making them, not mapped out beforehand. Intuition and chance balanced with real life observation come together to create psychological pictures that challenge the viewer by offering up a combination of abstract and representational elements”.
Sarah Dineen received a BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. She also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and was most recently a visiting artist at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where she had a solo exhibition. Sarah has been included in many group and solo exhibitions including the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY and A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. She is currently in a group show called “Condition X” at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
July 1st - July 17th
Roberta Meg Hurlburt: Assemblages
Opening Reception: July 7th, 6PM - 9PM
Born in North Central New Jersey, Roberta Meg Hurlburt spent all of her summers on Cape Cod. A lifetime of beachcombing and hunting for visually distinctive objects sparked an artistic flare that shines in her assemblages. Her art is sculptural and colorful, using three-dimensional fragments to crystallize unique expression.
Roberta attended Rollins College and Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture. She also studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC from 1995-1998. Inevitably, her passion and love for the Cape drew her to a permanent home in East Orleans.
Roberta’s love for her art has taken her to the beach, the garage and the junkyard. “I suppose my art springs from fun and serendipity. I will find beauty in a single found object and with fun and enjoyment introduce it to another object that has artistic compatibility.” Her sculptural assemblages speak of the familiar and the surprising. They call to mind the old and the new, the manmade and the natural, found objects and imagined creations. Each element of her pieces has its own history which is interpreted in juxtaposition with items the artist has chosen.
A solo exhibition of Roberta’s assemblages was held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA in 2006.