Watertown Patch's Top 5 Arts Stories in 2012
Lot's going on this year in the arts scene in Watertown.
1. Watertown-based bridal outlet, VOWS, became the focus of a show on TLC. "I Found the Gown," began airing in August, and has attracted viewers across the nation.
2. In October, the Armenian Library and Museum of America ended a long fought legal dispute over paintings made by the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The family of the doctor-assisted-suicide advocate wanted to take back the paintings, but the museum claimed they were donated to them by Kevorkian.
3. Watertown's own Eliza Dushku had a busy year. Over the summer she worked on a documentary about her family's homeland, Albania. In December, she announced that she would be co-starring in a television remake of "The Saint."
4. Paintings depicting historic scenes of Watertown hung for many years at Watertown Savings Bank, but the works moved out of the lobby after the bank underwent renovations. The paintings can still be seen by the public after they have been donated to places around town, including the Apartments at Coolidge School and the Watertown Police Station.
5. Watertown resident Ken Lee's sharp eye caught the image of a sandhill crane in Rowley, Mass., which was chosen as the grand prize winner in the Mass Audubon Nature Photo Contest.