September 4th, 2016
On September 4th, 2016, ArtYard hatched from an egg on the loading dock of a defunct chicken hatchery. Below is how artists, engineers, friends, welders, painters, neighbors, seamstresses, musicians, children, and wise owls contributed to our inauguration. A video of the process is found at the bottom of this page.
The community gathers to build bird masks and costumes for the event.
A gigantic egg sculpture was designed and built under the artistic direction of Eliot Bassett-Cann.
Chris Alferman welded the structure with great love and care.
Friends aged 8 to 94 helped us paint the egg.
A group of remarkable people transported the structure to ArtYard’s old Hatchery building.
Denise Nelson sewed a cover for the egg using muslin fabric.
At 4:30 PM on September 4th, 2016, a parade of birds hatched from our giant egg and walked down the rail trail to ArtYard’s gallery for the opening of our inaugural show. Sweet Lee played the soprano saxophone during the parade.
Watch the video below to see the entire process in motion