Art in a bag of ‘bones’

The Chester Historical Society announces the 2013 Bone Art Challenge, in which participants will work with a "bag of bones" from the Bishop and Watrous Novelty Works. The "bones" (below) were likely handles for flatware or crochet hooks made in the 1930s and '40s at the Bishop and Watrous factory on Maple Street in Chester.

To take the challenge, go to Chester Gallery on Main Street in Chester to fill a bag with up to 25 bones to create a piece of art for an entrance fee of $25, which includes a ticket to the event. The finished works will be exhibited and sold by silent auction at the Historical Society's Bone Arts Champagne Reception on Saturday, March 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chester Meetinghouse.

For more information, call Sosse Baker at Chester Gallery at (860) 526-9822.

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