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ArtsErie to unveil 'Medal of Honor' painting at Jefferson Society lecture

posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On Wednesday, June 13, the Jefferson Educational Society will host a luncheon with Col. Jack Jacobs, a Vietnam Veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, who will speak about his life experiences. Col. Jacobs is also the Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Curriculum Development Project, which was developed by the School District of the City of Erie and the Wattsburg Area School District with funding from the GE Foundation.

At the luncheon on Wednesday, ArtsErie will unveil a painting entitled “Courage,” which was the result of an ArtsErie-sponsored artist residency at Seneca High School, using the Congressional Medal of Honor Curriculum. The Seneca High School students worked with artist Tom Ferraro to create the painting.

Prior to his lecture, Col. Jacobs will be given a framed print of this artwork, presented by Holly Nowak, ArtsErie's Arts-in-Education Director; Nancy Sadaly, Wattsburg Area School District Superintendent, who worked on developing the Congressional Medal of Honor Curriculum; and Tom Ferraro, the artist who conducted the arts-in-education residency at Seneca High School.