Half Acre Studios will be holding a pop-up exhibition to celebrate our Grandmother, Joan Cork, on her 90th birthday. We are opening on Friday 23rd October - Sunday 25th October, 1pm - 7pm.
The exhibition will showcase a selection of Joan's paintings and graphic works together with one work by other artists in her family. Her eldest daughter, Harriet Halstead and husband Philip Halstead, her youngest daughter Jessica Slater and partner Jon Prior. And a handful of her grandchildren Marie Slater, Sam Halstead, Francis Slater and Phoebe Halstead and their partners Tim Meyer, Phoebe Stannard and Sam Hanner.
Joan nurtured creativity in her own children and grandchildren, and in doing so must have taught them the importance of recognising and appreciating creativity in others, with many of her children and grandchildren choosing partners who are gifted fine-artists and craftsmen themselves. Building a family around her of fine artists, master craftsmen, furniture designers and animators to name but a few. Come and visit the exhibition, a celebration of Joan's art and see how this creativity continues down the generations. Half Acre is a fitting location as Carole, its founder, was a close friend of Joan's and a teacher to several generations of Corks.
This month, October 2020, our mum, grandmother and great grandmother Joan Cork celebrated her 90th birthday. Joan has lived in Boscastle since 1964 apart from a brief spell in Leicester. She trained as an artist at Cheltenham College and The Royal College of Art but devoted most of her time to family matters until her four children were older, when she resumed drawing and painting. Her artwork will look familiar to many in Boscastle as her drawing of the harbour heads the village newsletter, the Blowhole, painted the Dove in Forrabury Church and the village school sign.
To ensure our compliance with the rule of 6, please book a time-slot in advance. Ring Harriet on 07717756816 or email email@example.com
While visiting please maintain appropriate social distancing and precautions. Hand sanitiser will be available.
We hope Joan will be at Half Acre for some of the time to catch up with her friends as they visit.
Light Refreshments provided , with any donations to go to the church.