Beach Goers Create Interactive Art on the Shore with Andres Amador on Nantasket Beach
On Saturday, July 21st, intertidal sand artist Andres Amador made extraordinary art in the sand at Nantasket Beach in Hull as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)’s Better Beaches program. This program has brought the California-based artist to Boston for several years to create interactive art on the region's public beaches.
This year in Hull, Amador led a sand-raking workshop in the morning. Participants included Bart Blumberg of the Hull Artists Association and Chris Maher of the Hull Cultural Council. In the afternoon, community members had a chance to participate in a collaborative community mural on the sand. The theme for the day was "sea life" and beach goers created fish, sea horses, sharks, jelly fish, and more across several hundred feet of Nantasket Beach.
“It was great fun for beachgoers, young and old, to share in the joy of creating art in the sand,” said Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull). “I applaud Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Better Beaches program for finding creative and new ways to engage beachgoers with the natural environment and with each other through artistic expression.”