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TONIGHT HARBORTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT PARTNERS CELEBRATION TONIGHT

Reminder Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

The 2nd Annual Meeting and celebration 

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

At the HIVE 5-7pm

Meet the new partners. Surprises, special performance, and…

2014 Windows Gallery at the HIVE

Featuring Harbortown Cultural District Partner group exhibit

On exhibit November 5, 2014

David Cox, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Fred Bodin, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Joey Ciaramitaro, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Loren Doucette, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, painting

John Sarkin, represented by Ken Riaf’s Law and Water Gallery, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, drawing

Juni Van Dyke, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, painting

Ken Riaf, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, box constructions, mixed media assemblage sculpture

Beth Williams, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist & downtown proprietor, handmade glass beads and jewelry

goodlinens, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist and entrepreneur JoAnne

Chirico  downtown textile business

Belle + Me, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, designers Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, French inspired custom scarves with jewelry

Ten Pound Studio, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, artist and a Ten Pound founder, Susan Quateman, silk painting;  artist Muriel Lee Steele, silk painting scarf

BEYOND THE WINDOW! Art Haven is a Harbortown *Founding Partner

Check out HIVE, TAG, and other artists including Jason Burroughs currently on exhibit within all Art Haven’s amazing artistic community spaces. Sign up for classes! Use TAG services: printing and design, graphics, digital printing, screen printing, and more!

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District The 2nd Annual Meeting and celebration Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 At the HIVE 5-7pm

MCC LOGO Gloucester Cultural District sept 2013

Hey Joey,

Founding Partner Art Haven has generously offered the HIVE for Harbortown Cultural District’s 2nd Annual Meeting and partner celebration which will be the perfect setting! Join us in celebrating a spectacular year filled with museum openings, special events, national press, and other landmark programming and happenings. Plus…meet the new Harbortown Cultural District Partners! Here’s a link to the current partners list (http://www.gloucesterharbortown.org/partner-profiles) Thanks to founding partners: GMG for helping us connect and spread the word, and to  Fred Bodin, Maritime Gloucester and the Cape Ann Museum for hosting our 3 previous Harbortown Partner Events.

RSVP

Carol Thistle,  Gloucester Community Development Director

cthistle@gloucester-ma.gov (978)281-9781

cult district collage

Related posts:

https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/my-first-post-is-up-for-the-massachusetts-office-of-travel-and-tourism/

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/google-map-of-ma-cultural-districts-from-cat-ryan/

https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/breaking-news-gloucester-ma-becomes-first-city-to-have-more-than-one-cultural-district-after-mass-cultural-council-approves-downtown-gloucester-as-the-gloucester-harbortown-cultural-district/

September 20 BLOCK PARTY HarborWalk – Trails and Sails – Harbortown – Committee for the Arts

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Thanks to Ringo, MBT Electricians, Parsons Street was ready and lit as darkness fell.

Downtown Block Party overlapped with the first weekend of Essex National Heritage annual Trails and Sails (Sept 19-21 and 26-28). James Owen Calderwood, the artist who created FISH NET, was here to experience both events, help set up and answer questions.

There were hours of great LIVE and local music by the stage in front of Bank Gloucester. I’ll add the entertainer names and sponsors for that stage into the comments below. Parents dining al fresco at Ohana watched their kids engage at the YMCA kid town area. 4Square dominates, effectively trapping all kids. The YMCA staff is excellent!

We enjoyed working with Don and Francis of FABOLA and the guys from Surfside Subs. Throughout the Block Party, happy customers lined up for Surfside Subs pizza (the biggest slices ever!) and it was non-stop at Markouk’s booth with City Hall rising beyond. (The next morning, Markouk would be up and at it again for Appleton Farms.) 

FABOLA enlivened the sidewalk and parking space with mid-century modern “parklet” seating areas. A cozy chair and ottoman upholstered with a touch of Provence did not sell, but a trio of friends paused on FISH NET with their new modern lamp purchase.

I didn’t get to Smokin Jim’s Barbecue in the back garden by Dog Bar, nor Cape Ann Community Cinema to see Charade with Cary Grant, or the cheese tasting, or…well, there’s no way to get it all in. I did see the King, Fred Bodin! Congratulations to Judith Brackley, Valerie Markley, Lucinda, and others for their professionalism and attention to detail for these top notch street festivals.

MOTT’s website added the Cultural Districts map … listings and events on massvacation.com

Cat Ryan submits-

Thanks Joey!

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The website for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) is www.massvacation.com

So far, these 14 Gloucester businesses and organizations have added their listings– with pictures!

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ALMOST THERE–And these need a picture!

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Also check out EAT IMAGINE DISCOVER and send in press releases for their subcategories. You might be featured.

send to: Lisa Simmons, Communications Director, MA Office of Travel and Tourism lisa.simmons@state.ma.us

MOTT recently added the link for the Massachusetts Cultural Districts map. Click on EXPLORE from the home page and then select “ARTS”, and then “CULTURAL DISTRICTS”.

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I see that they’ve added the new “Art App Boston” – hopefully they’ll add links for the new Cape Ann Cultural District app and the ArtsApp Cape Cod soon.

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See what they’ve written about within each district.

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ART NEWS DOWNTOWN FROM CAT RYAN

Editor’s note: When I posted this yesterday I forgot to take my watermark off which my blogging software does automatically for me.  Al these photos were taken by Catherine Ryan-

Hi Joey

Phil Cusumano, artist/captain, and volunteer juror for the 2013 HarborWalk Public Art Challenge administered by the Committee for the arts, stopped by to inspect the public art in process on Parsons Street. The artist, James Owen Calderwood, was being filmed for an interview by Lisa Smith for Cape Ann TV. Dale Brown of the Committee for the Arts was there, too.

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Jason Burroughs who is teaching with TAG is volunteering some hours yesterday and today for James’ project.

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Though difficult for painting, the off and on rain does provide opportunities for visiting. Last week there were business meetings, here with Sarah Garcia Harbor Planning Director.

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Today looking out from City Hall, peering past the high school kids cleaning, the bank, Parsons, and on to the harbor.

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James visiting the Hive.

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While there, we were privileged to witness GREAT news hot off the press and an intensity enough to match their vibrant space! TAG team members wrote and were awarded a $10,000 grant. Congratulations all!

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Pictured are David Brooks(TAG Director) Emma Johnson(Forest Foundation Intern), Alex Barrett(Forest Foundation Intern) , Satomi Nishimiya, Rachel McClenagan, Rebecca Siswick Graham (Tag Open Studio Manager), Chrid Boudrow(TAG Assistant Director) , Lauren Horne, and Greer Viau. Also Not pictured is Katie Flores (Forest Foundation Intern) not pictured. 

They were heading over to the Farmer’s Market and David promises to send in names and more information. They were also tracking down Mary Ann to share the news; she was at Maritime Gloucester with the Art Haven campers partnership week.

Next time we’ll head down Parsons over to see the permanent public art installation at Maritime Gloucester museum. The twelve foot diameter compass rose is being installed on city property where the HarborWalk crosses onto Maritime Gloucester. Two artists installing new public art downtown and connections—very exciting news.

Donna and Kathy documenting the compass rose on GMG:

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/video-compass-rose-installation-at-maritime-gloucester/

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/the-compass-rose/

Harbortown Partners and Stakeholders Filled the Gorton’s Gallery Post From Fred Bodin and Catherine Ryan

It was a great event, with the usual speeches, and the big surprises were the winners of the temporary installations on the Harbor Walk. Here are a few photos from Mayor Kirk:

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Catherine Ryan-

Good event.

City officials including Mayor, Jim Duggan, Sarah Garcia, councilors Melissa Cox and Joe Ciolino; other state dignitaries Anita Walker, Meri Jenkins – MCC; Bruce Tarr; Ann Margaret Ferrante

Co-chairs Judith Hoglander and Bob Whitmarsh

Press including GMG FredB and DavidC  who are also founding partners J

So many Harbortown partners and stakeholders filled the Gorton’s Gallery at the Maritime Gloucester (key cultural anchor asset and founding partner for CD) We have a happening cultural district!

Surprises included

· Gloucester Public High School teachers John Barry and Kurt Lichetenwald’s cool S.T.E.A.M. (science technology engineering, Arts and mathematics) classes featuring students’ hand made, engineered musical instruments.

Student David Puglisi came to the event and showcased his handmade plywood electric guitar see his youtube video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v11HV7MNfU

Mr. Lichtenwald mentioned other students including  Sam Oliver who designed a ( Blue Man-esque) PVC percussion instrument, 6ft long that is at GHS on display;  she did the math calculations for every note.

· 2 sea chanty songs from founding partner and national historic landmark Schooner Adventure via their dedicated staff and volunteers!

Singers included Joanne Souza, Beth Welin, Barry O’Brien, Tim Perkins and Rose Sheehan

· Amazing jazz music from __________________ from Henry Allen Folklore and More (two young musicians—I have to get their names!!)

· food and spirits from Gloucester House, Topside Grill, Steering Committee, Cape Ann Brewery

· Mayor’s announcement of the three winners of the 2013 Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge

James Calderwood (Durham, NH) Fish Net(working title), street mural

Justin Desilva (Medford, MA), With Every Street There’s a Story (working title), 20 crosswalks

Bartek Konieczny (Abington, MA), Rope Arch (working title), sculpture

The 15 semifinalists’ proposals will be exhibited at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free in July 2013!

May 28 Kick Off Party for Gloucester’s 2nd Cultural District: HARBORTOWN

May 28 Kick Off Party for Gloucester’s 2nd Cultural District: HARBORTOWN

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Come Celebrate!

The first official event for the Gloucester Harbortown Cultural District will be held on May 28th from 4:00 to 6:30pm at the location of one of our founding partners and cultural assets in the district, Maritime Gloucester on Harbor Loop.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk, City of Gloucester dignitaries, and Massachusetts Cultural Council officials will be in attendance along with the partners and stakeholders.

Visit www.gloucesterharbortown.org to see the list of partners. We had a great time when the MCC came to town in March for the site visit, and the party at Fred Bodin’s.

Please join us. You can count on light refreshments, beverages including wine and beer, and a surprise or two.

Bring along your recipe ideas for a Harbortown inspired cocktail, non-alcoholic variation, or family beverage. We will collect them for a future tasting contest to determine some winning "Harbortown" contenders.

Thanks to founding partners Gloucester House Restaurant and Topside Grill for providing some of the light refreshments and Cape Ann Brewing Co for providing their special artisan beer.

To help us with the head count, please RSVP judith@nii.net

What: Festive kickoff for Harbortown Cultural District

Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2013

Where: founding partner Maritime Gloucester (thank you so much!), Harbor Loop

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When: 4:00-6:30 pm, drop in

RSVP:  judith@nii.net, Judith Hoglander, Co-Chair Steering committee of the GHCD

Bring a friend along , absolutely

Reminder: Harbortown beverage recipe entries (with and without alcohol)

Visit http://www.gloucesterharbortown.org/