Honiton takes art to its heart

PUBLISHED: 11:27 20 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 20 June 2010

Gary Orange from Tree Spirit with a carved bench.

Gary Orange from Tree Spirit with a carved bench.


The Boston Tea Party pulls off art coup.

THE Boston Tea Part yin Honiton took local art to its heart when it played host to the first in a series of unique events which gave local artists an opportunity to give live demonstrations of their talents in the five exhibition spaces that have been created in the café.

These talents took many forms from chainsaw carving (Gary Orange) and stone carving (Anna Ricketts) in the garden, to photography (Gill Elliot) and pottery (Nicola Werner) displays in the front bar.

The blue room hosted stained glass making (Jane Reddington) and creation of dream catchers (Stella), while cake artistry (Belinda Copp), painting (Melodie Mayne) and jewellery making (Claire Barrow) took centre stage in the back room.

This creative extravaganza was further enriched by live acoustic music from Tommy Sheppard on classical guitar and Cole Stacy as singe- songwriter.

Feedback after the event hailed it a great success managing to trump the football and tempt customers into the garden with a delicious barbeque and beautiful weather.

The next Art 2 Heart event is to take place on Saturday, August 28, and anyone interested in taking part should contact the café directly.

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