March Public Program
Illustrations of Watertown: The Paintings of Samuel Emrys Evans
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Apartments at Coolidge School Auditorium
319 Arlington Street
Watertown, MA 02472
In the 1970s, Watertown Savings Bank commissioned muralist Samuel Emrys Evans to create a series of paintings representing Watertown's history for the walls of the bank at 60 Main Street in Watertown Square. Mr. Evans used the historic photograph archive of the Watertown Free Pubic Library and chose nine subjects. Watertown Savings Bank recently renovated the bank lobby, displacing the 4' x 8' paintings. Most of the Evans paintings have been donated to the Town of Watertown. Two are located at the Coolidge School Apartments and will be available for viewing. A booklet depicting and describing the nine paintings and their locations in town is being produced by Carole Katz and the Watertown Savings Bank with input from the Historical Society of Watertown. The booklet will be available for sale at the event.
Join Historical Society Councilor Joyce Kelly, Historical Society President Marilynne Roach and Historical Commission Chairperson David Russo for a slideshow lecture of these magnificent paintings and the historic photographs that inspired them. Free parking will be available behind the school.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.