Barnstable Town Hall Features View of Sandy Neck through High School Art

HYANNIS – Visitors to Barnstable Town Hall can get a view of Sandy Neck through the eyes of Barnstable High School art students.

Barnstable Town Hall’s “Art on Loan” program features “A Presence in the Land Itself” in the Hearing Room and the Selectmen’s Conference Room through March 16.

Students from the high school’s Fine Arts 4 class took a field trip to the Sandy Neck House at the “Halfway Point.”

The building, which is more like a nature camp, is nestled in the maritime forest perched above the Barnstable Great Marsh. It overlooks a thick patch of marsh grass, osprey nesting sites and a cluster of bird houses opening up to a view of the harbor.

The students combined what they had previously researched about the ecology, history, topography and conservation aspects of Sandy Neck with their own experiences journeying out the “Halfway Point.”

They created a range of artistic responses using several techniques, including phot collage, mixed media painting, traditional acrylic painting and kinetic sculpture.

There works are displayed in the Hearing Room.

The Selectmen’s Conference Room features works from graphic design students from the school.

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