Art In The Park – May 2012

On Sunday, May 20th 2012, we held our ‘Art in the Park’ event (our first ‘big’ event) which was a great success – the lovely photos below tell their own story! There were good numbers of visitors all day and lots of positive comments.

Although the event was free, we left donations tins around in ‘likely places’ and people’s generosity meant that we covered our costs. We were also very grateful for the generous donation of practical materials from Squires Garden Centre – thanks Tracy. The Centre Sales were good too – so Park staff were pleased.

It wouldn’t have worked without a great deal of support so the committee would like, in no particular order, to thank …

Tom, Robin (Rangers), Layla Webb and the ‘Thursday vols’ who helped us with some practical preparations and setting up on the day.

The Fisher Family, Mick Donnelly and Steve Barker – for helping us set up/take down.

Sid Algar and Louis Jarman for their brilliant organisation of the car park.

Malcolm Page for his photographs.

Ginnie Cocksedge and Crawley Art Society (responsible for the brilliant deer and hunter) for demonstrating their talents on the day – also for judging our Primary Schools Art competition. (Winners were from Gossops Green, Northgate and The Brook school.) Special thanks to ‘Tommy Cooper’ for his water-colour lessons.

Pat Ellis for running the collage activity.

Jacqueline and Adam Cook for Face Painting and Story Telling.

Shirley Morley and Charlotte Barker for helping out with Pavement Artistry.

The Centre Crafts demonstrators:  Phylis Funnell, Violet Jarman and Helen Davies. Also, wood-turner Bill Furneaux-porter.

Anocalypse Now and Rawbones (Dancers and Band) –with especial thanks to Mary Gilmore.

Dave Fawcett for his hilarious cartoons (poetry activity).

Tom Forward for lending us a tepee.

All the committee worked hard but some deserve a special mention, not only for their efforts in advance but for contributing their artistic skills on the day (Claire and Vicky) and for roping in most of the rest of the family to help out too! (Mick and Ellie!) And … Shirley Khoumssi had a hand in everything – the ‘backbone’ of the group.


Land Art

Pavement Artistry

Countryside Centre

Collage, Poetry and Painting

Wood Turning, Dancing and Music