BASS HARBOR — The Hamilton Project, the artistic residency program of the Barn Arts Collective – will celebrate a decade of creativity and collaboration in a public performance event at the Barn on Saturday, July 14, at 5p.m. Donations are welcomed.
Since 2009, Barn Arts Artistic Director Andrew Simon has been inviting artists to Bass Harbor to develop new pieces in a barn that used to be Once Upon a Time, the antiques shop owned and operated by his grandmother, Doris Simon.
The annual residency, which asks each artist to bring a project as well as support progress on one another’s work, has grown over the last 10 years into an active, local, year-round non-profit arts organization with a mission to bring people together and make the arts and creativity a vital part of life on Mount Desert Island and beyond.
Throughout the last 10 years, Barn Arts has brought over 400 artists to the island through the Barn Arts Residency Program.
Each year, the Hamilton Project has brought artists and audiences together to share in the work of making art together. This year’s artists were selected from the widest pool of applicants in the history of the organization by a committee, made up of past Barn Arts residents and local community members. The artists will be in residence for 10 days prior to the performance.