At first sight #proud of my Dad: HarborWalk Fisherman’s Wharf public art exhibition

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At first sight, Leo Vitale finds the panel where his Dad’s boat is featured in a gorgeous Paul Frontiero photograph. His cousin and sisters join in.

Joey Ciaramitaro, Vito Giacalone, Mark McDonough, and Peter Prybot were the original authors of this outdoor display, before it was expanded and updated.  The exhibit was restored because the original faded.  Artists generously granted reproduction permission of their work. Go see their art! Look for Joey Ciaramitaro, Paul Frontiero, Martin Luster and Brenda Guiled. Individuals and organizations were generous too. More on this later…

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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

Peter Prybot Photos From Jessica Scranton

Jessica Scranton came to photograph Peter along with other scenes and people in Gloucester last fall for the May 2011 In Flight magazine for AirTran.

I contacted her and she graciously allowed GMG access to the photos to share with our community after hearing of Peter’s untimely death on his lobster boat just weeks before the article is to be placed on all of Air Tran planes for the Month of May.

You can see more of her work at her website and blog here

Peter Prybot on his fishing boat around Pigeon Cove Wharf where he has sets traps and is getting ready to collect them.  Pigeon Cove Wharf, Rockport MAPeter Prybot on his fishing boat around Pigeon Cove Wharf where he has sets traps and is getting ready to collect them.  Pigeon Cove Wharf, Rockport MAPeter Prybot on his fishing boat around Pigeon Cove Wharf where he has sets traps and is getting ready to collect them.  Pigeon Cove Wharf, Rockport MAPeter Prybot on his fishing boat around Pigeon Cove Wharf where he has sets traps and is getting ready to collect them.  Pigeon Cove Wharf, Rockport MAPeter Prybot on his fishing boat around Pigeon Cove Wharf where he has sets traps and is getting ready to collect them.  Pigeon Cove Wharf, Rockport MA

Mike Leary and Joe (Stoga) Scola Aboard The Dragger Pamet

Here is Joe (Stoga) Scola and Mike Leary, owner of the Dragger Pamet.

Peter Prybot had an interesting column in the Gloucester Daily Times featuring Stoga and Mike in the paper this weekend.  Click this text for that article.

Look for an upcoming video featuring Stoga in which he gives us insight into the often heard but rarely understood saying on the VHF radio- “Who Killed The Bird?”