By high school it was clear that little Corky had absolutely no outstanding skills whatsoever. His eight grade teacher, Mr. Middelton, included this note on his report card “At least he’s not a criminal”. The two areas of life that held some fascination for Cork were rhythm and blues music and modern art. Remembering Mr. Middleton’s remark, it was decided that if he was interested in music and art, then that is what the family should support. With his family having no background in either of these fields, Cork was told that everything he did was great. In so doing, his confidence was developed to the point where it became his major tool. Now many years later the fruits of this immigrant family’s trust, hope and love, has given the world a unique vision in the art of Cork Marcheschi.