“Twisted Tales – Children’s Summer Art Workshop” a group exhibit of artwork by students of Roselle Park resident Lynnor Bontigao, will be on display at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery through October 17, 2014. The Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut St. Roselle Park, New Jersey. There will be a reception to meet the little artists on September 17, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The Casano Community Center and the Art Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday till 5 pm.

Lynnor Bontigao has been teaching Basic Art Workshop during the summer seasons to a few Roselle Park neighborhood children since 2012. The idea of the theme “Twisted Tales” came to her after attending a recent conference. For her entry to the art show which had the theme “Down the Shore”, Lynnor took inspiration from NJ beaches and boardwalks but thought, “What if Alice fell into the shore (Wondershore) instead of the rabbit hole leading to Wonderland?” Thus came the idea of combining a known character with a different setting to produce a different scene altogether.

She asked her students, “What if you could take a popular story or nursery rhyme and put your own twist to it? How would you draw it?” The ideas that poured from the students’ minds were interesting and very vivid. Not only does it show their artistic abilities but their story-telling skills as well. They each chose one scene and illustrated their own version of the story in a single page.

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These talented artists range in age from 6 through 13. The participants in this exhibit are:  Eric Bruckenstein, Kassandra Cordero, Angelina George, Julian George, Mayson Harms, Edward Kennedy, Vanna Mendoza, Jacob Ortiz, Sofia Ortiz, Tristan Pama, and Grace Vita.

 The Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, downtown Roselle Park, 314 Chestnut St. The mission of the Art Gallery is to give Roselle Park residents a venue to display their artistic works and connect with the community at large. The Art Gallery accepts work only from Roselle Park residents and must be 2 dimensional, no sculpture or jewelry will be accepted. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday till 5 pm. Contact Leona 908-241-5874 or Beyond-Words@att.net for more information on the Art Gallery.