JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

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JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

Artist Richard Neal, of Centerville, Mass., left, talks about his multi-media constructions called “Jackie,” center, and “Jack,” right, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The art objects were created from household objects and construction materials removed during a recent renovation of John F. Kennedy’s summer home. The items removed from the house were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists who in turn fashioned them into artwork.
Artist Donna Mahan, of Truro, Mass., talks about her art object called “Safeguarding,” right, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The art object was made from materials including a hand-crafted window and antique nails removed during a recent renovation of John F. Kennedy’s summer home. The items removed from the house were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists who in turn fashioned them into artwork. Mahan’s “Safeguarding” also includes repurposed glass that did not come from the Kennedy home.
Artist Donna Mahan, of Truro, Mass., shows an art object created from antique nails and wood removed from John F. Kennedy’s summer home, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The items removed from the house in Hyannis Port, Mass., during a renovation were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists, who in turn fashioned them into artwork.
A house that was once the residence of President John F. Kennedy is surrounded by trees in Hyannis Port, Mass. Pieces of the home can now be called pieces of art. Floorboards, window panes, light fixtures, copper pipes, shingles, faded wallpaper, rusted nails and even a metal hook that once held a porch swing are among ordinary items salvaged during an overhaul of the president’s former home on Cape Cod and transformed by local artists into mixed media artworks inspired by the president who was born 100 years ago this month.

JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

Artist Richard Neal, of Centerville, Mass., left, talks about his multi-media constructions called “Jackie,” center, and “Jack,” right, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The art objects were created from household objects and construction materials removed during a recent renovation of John F. Kennedy’s summer home. The items removed from the house were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists who in turn fashioned them into artwork.
Artist Donna Mahan, of Truro, Mass., talks about her art object called “Safeguarding,” right, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The art object was made from materials including a hand-crafted window and antique nails removed during a recent renovation of John F. Kennedy’s summer home. The items removed from the house were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists who in turn fashioned them into artwork. Mahan’s “Safeguarding” also includes repurposed glass that did not come from the Kennedy home.
Artist Donna Mahan, of Truro, Mass., shows an art object created from antique nails and wood removed from John F. Kennedy’s summer home, at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Mass. The items removed from the house in Hyannis Port, Mass., during a renovation were preserved and offered to Cape Cod artists, who in turn fashioned them into artwork.
A house that was once the residence of President John F. Kennedy is surrounded by trees in Hyannis Port, Mass. Pieces of the home can now be called pieces of art. Floorboards, window panes, light fixtures, copper pipes, shingles, faded wallpaper, rusted nails and even a metal hook that once held a porch swing are among ordinary items salvaged during an overhaul of the president’s former home on Cape Cod and transformed by local artists into mixed media artworks inspired by the president who was born 100 years ago this month.
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