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Look and look again: The HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled, joining discussion with fine art, business and community, wharf and sea.

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Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

Look and look again: The spiffed up HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled–joining fine art and discussion, business and community, wharf and sea. Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

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Back in 2010, detailed information panels along Fishermen’s Wharf were created by Mark McDonough, Vito Giacalone, Peter Prybot and Joey Ciaramitaro. The panels were installed along the Giacalone’s wall, between businesses and at the water’s edge. The content, collaborative spirit and contemporary reporting impacted the HarborWalk design. Cambridge Seven Associates, architects for the HarborWalk, were fans. Connections were encouraged. Two HarborWalk story posts (formerly described as Story Moments) were sited at each end: Fishing Today HarborWalk Story Post #5 and Lobstering HarborWalk Story Post #4. Pretty much everybody hoped the signs would be cared for and this outdoor channel would remain.

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Thanks to bright sunshine, the panels along Fishermen’s Wharf deteriorated. Some of the fabulous content disappeared. Guess what? Signs are temporary and can be re-visited.

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New signs were designed, content edited and updated, and the display taken to a new level with support of the City. Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Community Development, directed the project, working with the original authors and team. Cambridge Seven Associates designed the panels. The addition of fine art photography, drawings and design spiffed up the already museum quality display. Fine art by Joey Ciaramitaro, Marty Luster, Paul Frontiero and others are something else to celebrate this week!

Saunter by. More stories to come. Worth repeating: the exhibit is still a work in progress. It’s not 100% live…yet!

contact Friends of the HarborWalk (most active related to the beautiful public gardens) kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and/or gharborwalk@gmail.com

“Goonies” ~ Free HarborWalk Summer Cinema Every Wednesday Night! UPDATE: GOONIES POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS PREDICTED

Gloucester summer Cinema -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Goonies is playing Wednesday night. Come on down and join the fun!!

 

Matt Coogan Aurelia nelson ©Kim Smith 2014 copyMatt Coogan, Summer Cinema organizer, and Aurelia Nelson, from North Shore 104.9 and Summer Cinema MC.

Gloucester Summer cinema ©Kim Smith 2014HarborWalk T-shirt ©Kim Smith 2014 copyHarborWalk T-shirt giveaway!

John McElhenny ©Kim Smith 2014GMG FOB John McElhenny and son Luke

Gloucester free movie night ©Kim smith 2014I heard from Thom and Debbie Falzarano that Markouks makes for a wonderful Summer Cinema dinner!

Gloucester summer Cinema -2 ©Kim Smith 2014