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!