Bonjour, Bon Appetit, Bone Art

In Art, Chester CT Events on March 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Bone Arts Challenge

Saturday, March 23rd, will be a good day (Bonjour), if not a great day, to enjoy tasty treats (Bon Appetit) and bid on original artistic works (Bone Art).

It all takes place at the historic Chester Meeting House as 45 artists have responded to a challenge and tested their imaginations for the benefit of the Chester Historical Society.

Coming on the heels of two successful similar events (“Brooks for Hooks,” using hooks and screw eyes made by the M.S. Brooks factory; and “Square Roots,” using square knitting gauges made by the Bates factory), artists use simple products from Chester’s manufacturing past as a starting point for their creations.

This year’s challenge involves simple bone handles made by Bishop and Watrous Novelty Works in the 1930’s and ‘40s in Chester, which the artists are turning into sculptures, paintings, prints, jewelry, purses, and more.  All creations will be exhibited on the 23rd and can be purchased by silent auction, benefiting the Historical Society.

The “bon appetit” treats are coming from the chefs of Chester’s noteworthy restaurants and caterers and will be accompanied by champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with the silent auction winning bids announced by 7 p.m.   Tickets are just $25 per person. Thanks to the donation of food goods and services, nearly all proceeds directly benefit the Chester Historical Society, its programs and Chester Museum at the Mill.

The event will run until 7:30 p.m., after which winning bidders can pick up their art and we will bid ‘Bonne Nuit’ to the Bone Art Challenge of 2013.


  1. Will the Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grill be one of the “noteworthy restaurants”?? If not why??

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