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April 2, 2014

Fins and fashion

Discovery Club students get to the sole of the matter


“We had a phenomenal response to the 2009 Soles of Haverhill Shoe-la-bration and we are looking to make Soles of Haverhill 2014 – Fashion Forward even bigger and better,” he said.

Karlstad said the highlight of the Soles of Haverhill 2014 celebration will be a high-profile art display of artistically designed imagery on shoe sculptures throughout downtown.

“This year’s bench design will allow for greater community interaction with the artwork, and provide a practical solution to those wanting to rest and take in the downtown sites,” he said.

Soles of Haverhill 2014 – Fashion Forward is seeking businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor additional shoes. Find out more about the sponsorship opportunities by contacting organizers at soles@teamhaverhill.org.

Tina Fuller, who leads the Discovery Club, said the newest shoe is the 14th public art project to be done by Discovery Club students. Other works have included six small murals in downtown alleyways, large murals at several schools, and one of the original shoes, Merry Mac the Rollicking River Monster, painted by fifth-graders at Silver Hill. The Artist in Residence for the latest shoe project is funded by a STARS grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council.

For more information, contact Eric Karlstad at 978-994-9508 or ewkarlstad@yahoo.com. You can also visit Team Haverhill online at www.teamhaverhill.org.

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