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

Studio 46 Artist Work Space

Mellissa Morris is the 2017-2019 ‘Artist-In-Residence’ (AIR) at Studio 46 on the Hyannis HyArts Campus-Town of Barnstable.

The Hyannis HyArts Campus Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for members of the creative economy to rent a professional working artist studio space and gallery. Studio 46 Pearl is situated on a small arts campus setting, which includes a gallery (Gallery Artrio), pottery studio (Bass River Pottery) and the Guyer Barn, a community art space. 
The Town of Barnstable encourages and supports local artists with a variety of opportunities to advance in their work and interact with the public.  The artist in residence program is one of many arts oriented town programs in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District contributing to a lively cultural destination where working artists engage residents and visitors alike in cultural activities.

About the Artist: 
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 Association 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 and is the co-owner of The Little Sandwich Shop on Main Street Hyannis.
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The historic 1920 renovated and restored residential property at 46 Pearl Street, is a Colonial Revival style bungalow that was converted into an artist’s residence with studio space 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.    

46 Pearl is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Hyannis including steps away from Main Street and Hyannis Harbor.  Studio 46 is located on the Hyannis Hyarts Arts Campus which also includes a gallery at 50 Pearl and small pottery work studio (former garage for 50 Pearl).  50 Pearl was constructed in ca. 1825.  Known as the Captain Sidney Crowell House it houses nautical-themed original Vernon B. Coleman murals.  

The Guyer Barn originally an outbuilding for a residential property, this one and one-half story wood frame barn (1865-1906) was converted to an art gallery and is now a year round community art space for exhibits, classes, workshops and summer black-box theater productions.


Studio 46 Aritst -in-Residence Program History:

Sarah Holl was the first artist-in-residence at 46 Pearl Street from 2007 through 2016.  Currently her studio is  in Dennis, Massachusetts. Sarah Holl’s passion is evident in her vibrant, colorful paintings. She is an ardent and talented professional artist who has worked in both clay and paint for over 20 years. Sarah’s daily life revolves around art making and community involvement within the arts.  This combination of dedication and originality has allowed Sarah to carve an artistic path for herself marked by challenge and change, two defining ingredients for a successful career in the arts.