NEW BEDFORD — The Seaport Art Walk is back, this year titled “Tides and Occasions,” for viewing through October on the New Bedford waterfront. The installations were being created by local artists reflecting on the pandemic.

The plan for the Seaport Art Walk commenced as a seed in the thoughts of Seaport Art Wander creator Jessica Bregoli when she was 8 decades aged. It begun when her mom had her get the job done with gardener Emily John, in the flowerbeds on the New Bedford waterfront.

Erin Meade

In 2013, immediately after returning to New Bedford to go to faculty at UMass Dartmouth for sculpting, Bregoli started off working yet again with John in the flowerbeds. “She was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be so gorgeous to see a sculpture in here’ and I was like, ‘Ding! Ding! Ding!’” Bregoli explained.

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Bregoli begun doing the job with the Harbor Progress Fee to blend area creative expression in the New Bedford spot with the Seaport Cultural District. The city quickly got on board and now for the previous 8 several years, five or 6 artists are selected annually to make outside installations to be shown on the pathways paralleling the piers.

Kyle Couture, right, with Marcus Cusick, left, talk about

“All the artists have some tie to the spot either they train here, went to college right here, live here… you can find a link to that site,” Bregoli explained.

“Tides and Time” opened on July 8, featuring a tour with AHA! New Bedford to fulfill every curator and artist along the Seaport Art Stroll route. Each individual piece functions an artist’s interpretation of the COVID-19 pandemic and society as a entire.

By Harmony