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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/

https://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/

A few Fred Bodin’s Photos of Harbortown Cultural District celebration

Catherine Ryan submits-

Hi Joey,

Here’s a few photos from Fred Bodin’s coverage of Tuesday’s May 28 kick off Celebration for the Harbortown Cultural District. The party was held in the Gorton’s gallery of Maritime Gloucester and it was packed! Check out the special cake –it very nearly covered a 4 x 6 table.

Gloucester from its water’s edge and beyond: the center for all! Like the “Harbortown” name, the cake was a mash up of two flavors, too. Lise Breen and Judith Hoglander worked with Jim’s Bagel and Bake Shoppe for this classic riff of Saul Steinberg’s famous 1976 New Yorker cover, a favorite motif for him.

Music filled the rooms and welcomed everyone. One of the Harbortown event’s surprises was the talent of musicians Zach Bridges & Steve Lacy from Henry Allen & The New Swingset. Here’s Henry Allen (on the steering committee for Harbortown) visiting with Mayor Carolyn Kirk and Karen Ristuben (Rocky Neck Cultural District) Gloucester ’s Rocky Neck Cultural District is a partner. Mayor Kirk spoke twice.

Leadership here and at the state level are advocating for the arts in a big way. The Harbortown Cultural District would not have happened without the support and commitment from Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Harbor Planning Director Sarah Garcia, Chief Administrative Officer James Duggan, all the Gloucester City Councilors, Senator Bruce Tarr, Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council representatives. The party filled up quickly. There was bountiful conversation and energy buoyed by appetizers and drinks thanks to so many wonderful partners and stakeholders. Here’s one of Fred’s crowd photos peeking through Maritime Gloucester’s display–what an apt framing for the themes of connection.

One of the first surprises on the evening’s program was a presentation from Harbortown partner, the Gloucester Public Schools. Teachers Kurt Lichtenwald’s  and John Barry’s S.T.E.A.M. (science technology engineering, Arts and mathematics) classes feature students’ and made, engineered musical instruments. David Puglisi came to the event and showcased his handmade plywood electric guitar see his youtube video!

Co-chair for Harbortown Cultural District, Judith Hoglander looks on.

Anita Walker, executive director for the Massachusetts Cultural Council gave a wonderful speech about Gloucester , this district, the arts and maritime connections. She spoke to the legacy of the continuous involvement of youth and fostering stewardship through generations. She took a moment to recognize a contribution completed for the application.

Fred captures the authentic spirit of Anita Walker in this one and sheer fun. The MCC is passionate about Gloucester and the arts across Massachusetts . Sarah Garcia surprised Walker with an iconic Gloucester southwester. They visited Nelsons on Main Street on the day of the site visit, and the classic yellow slicker hats and ancillary businesses of the fishing industry were obvious topics. To the left of Walker, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library Director, Carol Gray enjoys the moment.

 

More photos to come; David Cox, local media, and co-Chair Bob Whitmarsh were all snapping away at different points. By the way, one of the best Facebook pages in town, Fred Bodin may have some posted https://www.facebook.com/BodinHistoricPhoto

We’ll add some photos to our website http://www.gloucesterharbortown.org.

Thank you Joey and GMG for helping!

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/

An Update from: the steering committee for the proposed Downtown Gloucester Cultural District (DGCD)

Catherine Ryan forwards-

We are in the final steps of readying our application for the Massachusetts Cultural Council!

SAVE THE DATE

Meeting:       City Council November 13, 2012

ON THE AGENDA: the Proposed Downtown Gloucester Cultural District (DGCD)

Date:           November 13, 2012

Time:           7PM

Location:     Gloucester City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium

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Click image or link here http://culturaldistrict.zapd.net/

About the Downtown Gloucester Cultural District:

A volunteer- based steering committee, neighbors, stakeholders, property owners, business representatives, arts and culture representatives committed to the establishment of a downtown cultural district designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council by 2013. The DGCD will foster links between economic development and the arts, and will support the downtown  Gloucester community.

Co-chairs: Judith Hoglander (Chair Committee for the Arts) and Robert Whitmarsh (Downtown Development and Historical Commissions)    Visit DGCD news: http://culturaldistrict.zapd.net/

Email: dgcdinfo@gmail.com (add to contact list)  or judith@nii.net subject line DGCD