Exhibitions in Cobh, The Queenstown Story:
Looking to for some culture this week? Cobh Tourism recommends a visit to Cobh Heritage Centre who are currently hosting two very interesting exhibitions for you to come and see. What are you waiting for?
The Port in Pictures:
This extensive collection of photos spanning the entire history of the port of Cork is a project by the Port of Cork authority.
One can see how the Port and it’s traffic has evolved over time from old time merchant ships to modern day super liners and everything in between.
Historic landmarks like the welding of the harbour buoy in 1940, the Tall Ships visit in 1990 and historical highlights such as Ford Motor cars ready for export from Cork can all be seen side-by-side.
For anyone from Cork, not just Cobh, this will be a fascinating exhibition to come and see. But hurry, it’s for a limited time only and not one to be missed at all!
Exhibition of Matt Lamb’s paintings:
American painter Matt Lamb was born in Chicago in 1932. At the age of 18 Matt became a partner in his Father’s funeral home business, quickly transforming it into a prominent chain of funeral enterprises. Miraculously cured of severe ailment, Lamb decided to sell his business and open his first painting studio, Lamb decided to use his remaining time to spread his message of peace, tolerance, hope, communication, and love among men with his works of art.
In 2001 the artist created his project “The Lamb Umbrellas for Peace” in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
He began with a 3-day workshop in Washington, D.C. for 38 children who had lost their parents in the attack, each of them expressing their feelings in colorful ways on the umbrellas. The workshop was followed by a parade of the children carrying their umbrellas, and the umbrellas were shown on Capitol Hill.
Cobh Heritage Centre currently has a large number of his works of art on display to the public. Recommended by Cobh Tourism for a visit this week!