Bowers art show held at Lutz Children's Museum

By Joan Hunt - ReminderNews Managing Editor
Manchester - posted Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
Mason, 8, from South Windsor, won a sketch book for his correct answer in the ‘What’s My Line’ game. Photos by Amanda Jacobsen.
Mason, 8, from South Windsor, won a sketch book for his correct answer in the ‘What’s My Line’ game. Photos by Amanda Jacobsen.

Young artists from Bowers Elementary School got to experience the excitement of opening night Feb. 7, with an artists’ reception for their works on exhibit through February at the Lutz Children’s Museum. Patrons were served trays of mini-pizza canapes and stemmed plastic glasses of champagne-colored fruit juices by volunteers who circulated through the crowd. The Manchester High School string quartet provided background music, while proud parents, family and friends perused the student artwork displayed on the museum walls.

Lutz  Museum Exec. Dir. Bob Eckert said the museum hosts artwork from a different school each month and that the purpose of the exhibits are to applaud the artists and to give them the experience of going to an adult gallery.

Works displayed from Bowers were chosen by art teachers Joseph Vernali and Michelle Ignatowicz and included portraits, action, landscapes and comic strips.

Students and their guests were also invited to explore the museum, and more than a few made their way into the animal exhibits. At least one parent wanted to get a look at Chuckles, the resident groundhog, who predicted six more weeks of winter a few days earlier, but Chuckles was either shunning further celebrity or sleeping off an unpopular prediction, and could not be located.

The Lutz Children’s Museum is located at 247 So. Main St., in Manchester. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9-5, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5, and on Mondays it is closed.


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