Central Manor student artwork in city gallery

The artwork of 16 Central Manor students has been selected to appear in a new show, “Inspired by the Masters,” opening Jan. 1 at Red Raven Art Gallery in downtown Lancaster.

The students’ work, based on the artwork of Jackson Pollack, Gustav Klimt, Albrecht Durer and Jim Dine, will be displayed alongside the works of local professional artists during January.

Central Manor was invited to participate after art teacher Maggie Cantrell showed the gallery’s manager, Lee Lovett, some student artwork.

“I believe she really wanted a way to be able to support the elementary art programs and the hard work that goes into building a foundation of future artists and art appreciators,” Cantrell said.

“I am very excited about this show because of the rarity of professional galleries being interested in the art of those so young. It is truly a great opportunity for our students and our district.”

Lovett and her husband, Larry Levato, live in Penn Manor, and their daughter, Alessandra, is a 2015 Penn Manor graduate who earned numerous accolades for her artwork. In addition, Levato is an architect who has worked on several projects in the district, including the new Hambright Elementary School.

“Inspired by the Masters” opens Friday, Jan. 1, at Red Raven, 138 N. Prince St., with a First Friday reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Congratulations to Cantrell and her talented students!

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