Collaborative Projects

In 2004 Yarmouth Arts organized a public art committee to explore acquiring art for the newly renovated Yarmouth High School. Edgar Allen Beam organized "the mother of all art shows" for the grand opening of the school and Yarmouth Performing Arts Center.

This show included the work of three Yarmouth artists, Carol Bass, Grace DeGennaro, and Margaret Lawrence, all mothers of YHS students or graduates.

Three paintings from that show were acquired to hang permanently in the school library.

Left: Vernal Equinox, oil on canvas, Margaret Lawrence
Middle: Casco Bay Ferry Routes, oil on canvas, Carol Bass
Right: Pattern Memory, Red Mosaic, 2003 oil on paper, Grace DeGennaro

In 2005 Mark Wethli, artist and professor of art at Bowdoin College spent the fall working with three high school art classes doing intensive color mixing and design exercises to create collages. Mark then used some of this imagery to create a large mural which he painted overhead near the entrance to the auditorium.

Above left: color collage session with YHS students
Above right: Mark Wethli and student

Above left: parts of student collages
Above right: Mark Wethli, Edgar Beem, Margaret Lawrence at mural dedication

In 2006, Jeff Kellar, sculptor, was chosen to work with the high school sculpture class during the creation of a sculpture installation which hangs in the front lobby of Yarmouth High School.

Above: Jeff Kellar sculptor with YHS sculpture class

In 2009 Will Simons, YHS graduate and sculpture major at UCAL at Santa Barbara, received a YA community grant to create a welded sculpture at the Yarmouth transfer station using recycled materials.

Above: Will Simon's sculpture