Jordans Solicitors are participating in the November ArtWalk.
The ArtWalk takes places every two months in Wakefield, allowing artists the opportunity to showcase their work at a variety of venues around Wakefield.
Jordans Solicitors have proudly been a participating venue of the ArtWalk since 2008.
The next ArtWalk will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016, and we will be showcasing the work of Wakefield locals Edwin and Kathleen Hirst in the boardroom at our Wakefield office, from 5pm until 8pm.
Meet the Artists:
Edwin and Kathleen Hirst are local artists who were born and raised in Wakefield and have lived in the city all their life. They have a long-standing connection with the commercial and civic life of the city – Edwin was a City Councillor for many years and the couple were Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Wakefield. On his retirement from business, Edwin became involved with fundraising for the Wakefield Hospice.
Edwin and Kathleen are keen artists and enthusiastic members of The Sandal Art Group. Kathleen particularly enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes in watercolour and has a fondness for the coast of Northumbria, which features in many of her paintings. Edwin’s main interest is painting pictures of buildings in and around Wakefield.
Edwin and Kathleen have produced four books illustrating the historic buildings of the Wakefield area:
- Sandal Castle, Halls and Old Houses around Wakefield
- Interesting Buildings in and around Wakefield
- Churches, Chapels and Schools around Wakefield
- Some of Wakefield’s Public Houses
Each book has about thirty paintings illustrating each of the buildings, accompanied by some intriguing stories and history about each location. Their latest book, A Walk around Sandal, has recently been published.
We look forward to welcoming guests to the exhibition on 30 November 2016. This combination of art and history is definitely an event not to miss!
More information about the upcoming event can be found at the ArtWalk website here.