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Fun updates from downtown coming
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
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.
Carol Thistle, Gloucester Community Development Director
Cat Ryan submits-
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.
Cat Ryan submits-
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!
ALMOST THERE–And these need a picture!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”.
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.
See what they’ve written about within each district.
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-
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.
Jason Burroughs who is teaching with TAG is volunteering some hours yesterday and today for James’ project.
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.
Today looking out from City Hall, peering past the high school kids cleaning, the bank, Parsons, and on to the harbor.
James visiting the Hive.
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!
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:
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:
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!
· 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
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.
To help us with the head count, please RSVP : email@example.com
What: Festive kickoff for Harbortown Cultural District
Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2013
Where: founding partner Maritime Gloucester (thank you so much!), Harbor Loop
When: 4:00-6:30 pm, drop in
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, Judith Hoglander, Co-Chair Steering committee of the GHCD
Bring a friend along , absolutely
Reminder: Harbortown beverage recipe entries (with and without alcohol)