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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
June 26, 2017

The Art of Giving Back

Cape Cod businesses team up with local high school students for a community art project.

Ann Forget And John Bologna

Sailboard sculpture is a pro bono project Coastal Engineering Co. has worked on with local artisans Steven Kemp (Kemp Pottery), Ann Forget (Sturgis School Art Dept) and Steve Swain (the Frying Pan Gallery). The sailboard, found discarded on a local beach, was repurposed into artwork by students a as a response to the “Tides” sculpture located right down the block. "The hand painted/decoupaged underwater scene serves as whimsical yet thoughtful reminder of the vital importance of our surrounding waters and enhances the “sense of place” one feels while on Cape Cod,” said Ben Hughes, Creative Economy Projects Manager for Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Coastal Engineering Co. provided plans for the stanchion made of concrete foundation, post, tubes and brackets, to ensure the piece meets the reality of being outside for years to come. The work was featured in Spring/Summer 2017 issue of At Home on Cape Cod magazine. This video by Sara Mannal of Barnstable Today is a fantastic recap of the project: