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In Gratitude: Pop-Up Rally
May 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Join fellow members of the community in support of our Frontline Heroes and become a part of an innovative contemporary art project on Cape Ann!!! In conjunction with Harbor Voices Public Art, the Cape Ann Museum will be projecting a multilingual “Thank You Frontline Heroes” at the newly developed Cape Ann Museum Green (245 Washington Street, Gloucester MA) on Thursday, May 14 from 8:30 – 11:30 pm.
This projection is dedicated to all the frontline workers of the Covid-19 crisis, including first responders, nurses, doctors, hospital staff and administrators, delivery, logistics, restaurant, and grocery professionals, teachers, and the many non-profits supporting our community during this crisis. The projection’s use of multiple languages acknowledges the many faces of the frontline Covid-19 crisis and honors Cape Ann’s unique and diverse cultural heritage.
Meet at O’Maley Middle School Parking Lot at 8:30 pm (join line of cars – please do not exit your vehicle). Cars will form a procession from O’Maley down Washington Street, around the Grant Circle Rotary and back down Washington Street towards Addison Gilbert Hospital.
During this procession, cars will pass by the “In Gratitude” installation at Cape Ann Museum Green twice. Each time, passengers are encouraged to show their support with cheers and words of thanks for our frontline heroes. These cheers will be recorded and become a part of the permanent art that is created from this temporary exhibition.
The procession will start at 8:45 pm.
The projection piece titled “In Gratitude”—created by Stephanie Terelak Benenson, a North Shore artist and founder of the nonprofit, Harbor Voices Public Art—is supported by luminArtz & Communications, Ink as part of the “Light up the Night” series that is bringing little rays of light to the community in this dark time.