The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.

Guyer Barn

250 South Street, Hyannis.

Adjacent to Barnstable Town Hall parking lot, the Barn is accessible from Hyannis Main Street, through the Public Parking lot access, right after JFK Museum and before Hyannis Public Library. 

The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. It is a community art space – a working artist studio and professional artist gallery supporting and promoting the arts where visitors gather year round to enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and workshops and performances.  The Center is part of the HyArts campus of town owned properties-which includes Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street and Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl.   50 Pearl was once a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists.  Playwrights and poets congregated at the home for lively readings and original Vernon B. Coleman murals decorate the basement walls.   CURRENT HOURS:  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.  

IN RESIDENCE:
June 14th-June 28th:  Street artist Kate Deccico takes up residence in the barn creating and sharing her work which transforms community spaces before your eyes.  

About Kate:
Kate DeCiccio grew up spending summers in Barnstable Village and Wellfleet, both huge influences to her fascination with natural forms and local narrative. The last 10 years her street art has focused on working with communities to develop local narratives, and deliver messages of hope, health and resistance. Kate is also an arts educator; her curriculum focuses on teaching creative strategies as tools for coping, exploring identity, critiquing systemic oppression and building community. Her work exudes authenticity because Kate’s approach to making art is through building relationships and facilitating community dialogue about how best to develop imagery that best captures the spirit of a place. Kate also uses textiles, nature & architecture as sources of inspiration, creating forms with rhythm & a sense of playfulness. Her portraiture reflects a dedication to painting people with an attention to how they see themselves or their place in the world.

June 29th-August 30th:  The New Classics Company

This summer, the New Classics Company, a young upstart theatre company, will be returning to the Guyer Art Barn in downtown Hyannis, MA, to present another season of exciting original theater!
With two years under their belt, NCC has produced some of the most exciting and original theater on Cape Cod, including Georgie's Full Swing and I've Got a Bad Feeling About This: A Tribute to George Lucas. In addition they have produced an array of special events, including free improv, staged readings, and concerts.
This year NCC has three new shows, and several special events.  Theater includes a new children's show, Alex Comes Clean, a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classics, Alice;  and a special one weekend only performance of "Laugh it Up Fuzzball: New Classics Presents A New Hope!"   Plans include Improv workshops and a first ever, NCC 24 hour play festival.

A Special One-Weekend performance of 'Laugh It Up Fuzzball: New Classics Presents A New Hope!' July 3rd, 10th and 11th at 7:00pm and July 4th at 9:00PM.
Loosly based on the works of George Lucas, and developed from the collaborative efforts of Matt Kohler, Justin Gray and Brett Burkhardt, this show will leave you laughing for days.  Tickets-$10, general admisison

A New Original Children's Show, 'Alex Comes Clean,' July 16th-18th, 23rd-25th at 7pm and  19th & 26th at 5:00PM. $10.00 tickets, general admission

A New Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Classic Stories, 'Alice,' August 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 all at 7PM!   $10.00 tickets, general admission

Weekly Improv Comedy Shows FREE for all, Fridays at 9:00PM throughout the entire summer!  

New Classics will also be hosting play readings this summer!  All play readings begin at 7:30pm are free and open to the public.

July 8th: "Aries" an original work by Brett Burkhardt
July 20th: "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You" by Christopher Durang
August 19: "Mrs. Warren's Profession" by Bernard Shaw

Email: newclassicscompany@gmail.com

WEBSITE:  http://www.newclassicscompany.org

Devoted to the reinvigoration of arts in America, the New Classics Company prides itself on producing revitalized and reimagined classic works, as well workshopping brand new plays from staged reading all the way to full production. In addition, New Classics prides itself on its commitment to communication between art forms, seeking to create a large network of artists across a vast range of disciplines. In addition to theatre, New Classics is working to produce works of music, fiction, poetry, and more.


Sunday June 14th 1-3pm and Monday June 15th 5 -7pm ~
Community engagement open hours at Guyer Barn:  FREE

Meet Kate and to learn more about the project and share nominations of interesting local people with her.  As she begins her project, Kate is looking for suggestions for members of our community who make you feel connected to this town and who would be fun and intriguing candidates for Kate to render in larger than life stencils portraits. Who do you love to see at the harbor with their daily catch? Is there a chef who dish after dish, delivers food with love? Is there a local garden or farm that you always admire knowing the people behind the scenes plant their seeds dreaming of the flowers & organic produce they will get to share?  Is there an artist, poet, dancer, musician that inspires you?  Who or what connects you to your community?  This is your opportunity to give Kate your suggestions and their contact information in person. You can also email names, contact info of the person you are suggesting and any questions to: kdeciccio@gmail.com   In your email, include a short note about why you appreciate the person so much.


Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Workshop (ages 15 & up) and Guyer Barn  workshop fee:  $100. for both days

Attend and participate in a community workshop at the Guyer Barn and learn the process of hand cut stencils made for the street. In a 2-session workshop, Kate will teach participants how to draw & cut stencils, spray-painting techniques and the ins and outs of layering to create 2 beautiful panels that will be displayed in Aselton Park with the portraits Kate will paint of some of our favorite locals. Workshop fee is $100 for both days. Cost includes all materials, & access to a respirator. This is a 2-piece workshop. Participants will learn and practice stencil-making skills on Saturday & paint panels on Sunday. It is designed for people to attend both sessions. Class minimum 5 people, maximum 12. To sign up and for more information contact Kate Deciccio at kdeciccio@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed!

Do you have time to spare during the week? Why not  surround yourself with art and help keep the arts alive in the community! The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help man the gallery.   Any amount of time is appreciated!  For more information or to volunteer contact barn@hyartsdistrict.com!


BUILDING HISTORY:

The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established artists in a variety of genres.   It is a community art space, a working artist studio, and gallery which supports and promotes the arts through instruction, events, exhibits and performances.   The Guyer Barn is a part of the HyArts Campus located at the corner of Pearl and South Street; the campus includes Gallery Artrio, Bass River Pottery, Sarah Holl ArtSpace and the Guyer Barn.  www.hyartsdistrict.com
On facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HyArtsDistrict  and www.ArtsBarnstable.com

Click here to see a 1928 newsletter "The Log" published by the Hyanis Rotary Club about Arthur G. Guyer!