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November 1, 2013

Team Haverhill plans Artist-Sponsor Mixer at Sage Gallery

Soles of Haverhill 2014 — Fashion Forward will host an Artist-Sponsor Mixer on Nov. 7 at the Sage Gallery, 136 Washington St.

Sponsored by Team Haverhill, the event will introduce interested potential sponsors and the public to the 30 professional artists from around the state who have submitted 12-inch cardboard mockups for the shoe sculptures to be exhibited next year. After sponsors select their preferred designs, artists will receive fiberglass shoe sculpture forms in early December, ready for artistic transformation. The completed shoes will be placed in and around downtown in spring 2014 for a summer-long public art installation.

Sponsoring a shoe for Soles of Haverhill 2014 — Fashion Forward will provide a business or nonprofit organization with significant visibility and recognition. Sponsorship benefit packages can be customized to meet strategic business goals and can include: Logo credit on exhibition materials, opportunities to create marketing promotions, and special VIP events.

Arts educators at local schools hope that a few generous donors will step forward to sponsor shoes on their behalf, so students and teachers can participate in this public art event by designing and painting shoe forms to exhibit. To learn more about this public art project or to get involved, email Soles@TeamHaverhill.org or call 978-697-1648. Visit online at http://teamhaverhill.org.

Whittier Regional High open house Sunday

Middle school students interested in exploring a vocational-technical education are invited to Whittier Regional High’s annual open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The 40th anniversary of the school’s opening will be highlighted with “A Walk Down Memory Lane” display in the lobby.

Students and parents can tour the school’s 20 vocational-technical areas, where instructors will be available to explain their programs and answer questions. Tours begin at 1:15 p.m. and leave the gym every 30 minutes. An Alumni Cafe will be a new feature in the lobby this year to celebrate Whittier’s 40 years of providing vocational technical education beginning in 1973. A historical perspective will feature photos and stories of Whittier’s past, and keepsake books will be available along with the first edition of the school newspaper, Technically Speaking. Whittier clothing, hats, mugs and other memorabilia will also be on sale.

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