The Mid-Cape Cultural Council celebrated the installation of three new interactive sculptures that adorn the Hyannis Arts District's Discovery Walk with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24, 2019.
A series of fascinating installations now provide a beautiful opportunity to engage the senses along the "Discovery Walk", which connects Main Street village green and the waterfront Aselton Park in Hyannis, MA. Three new sculptures - Turn, Tern, Turn by Eric Kaiser; See-Saw by Mary-Ann Agresti; and Sun Compass by Thomas Huettner - are designed to promote the joy of discovery, to reflect on the natural beauty of Cape Cod, and to improve visitors’ and residents’ enjoyment of the harbor. Turn Tern, Turn is an elaborate sculpture which depicts local birds cast in stainless steel, set on a turntable base for viewing from all sides. Sea-Saw is an interactive dinghy boat rocking bench, sure to encourage playing and relaxing by the Hyannis Harbor Walk. Sun Compass is human-scale stone wayfinder, helpful to convey the time of day through ancient visual reference.
Coastal Engineering Company has provided engineering consultations and drawings for the sculptures' foundations. "The Discovery Walk project enhances the beauty and history of Hyannis waterfront and brings the community together. We are very happy to see these beautiful works of art successfully installed and would like to congratulate the artists on the job well done," says John Bologna, Coastal Engineering President/CEO.
Coastal Engineering is hopeful that our participation will enable the Mid-Cape Cultural Council to continue their efforts in activating the path to Hyannis Harbor with an interactive and educational sculpture walks. (Similarly in the past, CEC designed a foundation plan for "Tides" sculpture by Steve Kemp and a site plan for "Whale" sculpture by Sydney Ahlstrom for Creative Placemaking project by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Program.)