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Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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One event on April 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Council on Aging

The Bedford Council on Aging will host the 5th annual Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show on Friday, April 5  from 8 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Council on Aging, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford. Jacob’s artwork will be on display, and anyone age 55 and older is encouraged to submit pieces of their artwork to also be displayed.

A reception will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 12:30 pm to recognize and honor all artists submitting works. On the same day, there will be a Kindness Rock Painting activity from 10 am to 3 pm. Participation is free and open to all.

About Jacob Wren Throckmorton

Jacob Wren Throckmorton was 19 years old. He died unexpectedly in his sleep, of Myocarditis on July 22, 2014. Jacob was a lifelong resident of Bedford and had been volunteering at the Bedford Council on Aging since seventh grade. He worked with Pat Le Van and Vicki Umanita for the Saturday parties and birthday events. Jacob would serve food and drinks, sit and chat with the seniors, and on occasion, bring his guitar and play and sing. He wanted to be helpful and to bring a smile to their faces, in any way possible.

Jacob was preparing to attend Lesley University College of Art and Design, September 2014. He was excited to be starting art school and was also excited that he would be close enough to be able to come back for his Saturdays with Vicki and his senior friends.

Jacob would be so proud and honored to be part of this event that would allow and encourage the senior citizens of Bedford to display their creativity and talents. In the past, submissions were made from many local residents, including the Bedford VA.

About the Council on Aging and Throckmorton Art Classes

Please contact the Bedford Council on Aging at 781-275-6825 or [email protected] for detailed information regarding submitting artwork. The event is open to the public and attendance is free. Donations are welcome and appreciated. All donations are used to help fund COA art programs in Jacob’s name.

Following the second annual Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show, a fund was created which now supports art classes and art programs throughout the year at the COA. This past year, three 8-week art classes were offered and taught by a local art instructor. The classes have been well attended and greatly enjoyed. Pieces from these classes are encouraged to be submitted in the art show. Our hope is that more seniors will have the opportunity to experience the world of art that was so important to Jacob.


April 5, 2019
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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CoA – Bedford Council on Aging
12 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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