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July 1, 2009

Shoes unveiled tomorrow

The latest footwear fashions will be officially unveiled at Haverhill Stadium on July 3.

Well, fashion if you have a penchant for Victorian era style and feet the size of Goliath.

The Soles of Haverhill shoe sculptures will be on display starting at 5 p.m. prior to the concert at fireworks at Haverhill Stadium. All the completed shoes, fiberglass art projects designed my artists in the community, paid for by local sponsors and benefiting nonprofits, will be part of the exhibit. Thirteen total shoes were commissioned.

Soles of Haverhill is a public art project that will take place throughout the summer as the city tries to put its best foot — er, shoes — forward.

The full list of show sculptures and sponsors:

Name of shoe: "Ya Gotta Haverhill"

Sponsor: Dentist Dr. Alan M. Gonick

Nonprofit: Merrimack Valley Animal Rescue

Artist: Rob Sardella

Name of shoe: "Pentucket, Place by the Winding River"

Sponsor: Pentucket Bank

Nonprofit: Winnkenni Foundation

Artist: Elizabeth Persing

Name of shoe: To be determined

Sponsor: Nordstrom

Nonprofit: Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Community, Art, and Education Foundation

Artist: Nordstrom Design Crew

Name of shoe: "Haverhill's Music History"

Sponsor: Trinity Episcopal Church

Nonprofit: Trinity Episcopal Church

Artist: Alan Pearsall

Name of shoe: "Shoetown"

Sponsor: Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union

Nonprofit: Emmaus, Inc.

Artist: Rob Sardella

Name of shoe: "Through the Looking Glass"

Sponsor: Team Haverhill

Nonprofit: Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Community, Art, and Education Foundation

Artist: Emily Boulger

Name of shoe: "Merry Mac, Haverhill's Rollicking River Monster"

Sponsor: Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education

Nonprofit: Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education

Artist: Elizabeth Persing

Name of shoe: "Phoenix, 1882"

Sponsor: Haverhill Fire Department Credit Union

Nonprofit: The Haverhill Firefighting Museum

Artist: Mimi Johnson

Name of shoe: "Who Lives in the Shoe?"

Sponsor: Lowell Five Bank

Nonprofit: Haverhill Boys and Girls Club

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