Painting of Watertown Celebration Will be Auctioned to Help One Fund Boston

A Walpole artist was inspired by the reaction of Watertown residents to the capture of the second Boston Marathon Bombing suspect.

The spontaneous celebration by Watertown residents when the second Boston Marathon Bombing suspect was captured inspired many, including a Walpole artist who captured the scene in a painting. The artwork will be auctioned to raise money to help victims of the bombings.

Frank Quinn's painting shows people cheering along the side of the road and waving American flags.

It first went on display at Patriot Place in Foxboro, but then he offered to display it in Watertown Town Hall, said Town Manager Michael Driscoll.

It stands 19 inches high and 40 inches wide, and now sits on a stand in the hallway in front of the Town Council Chambers on the second floor of Town Hall.  

The painting will also be displayed at the celebration for Watertown's First Responders, being held at Perkins School for the Blind on June 27 (click here for more information).

Afteward, the painting will be auctioned, and Quinn said 100 percent of the proceeds will go to One Fund Boston, which benefits victims of the bombings. The auction will be held online no later than July 4.

More information about Frank Quinn is available at his Website: http://waldofurnace.tripod.com/bio.html


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