State Representative James M. Murphy (D-Weymouth) kicked off his inaugural “Weymouth Senior Center Art Exhibit.” The event took place on Monday, July 31st at the State House. Members of the Whipple Senior Center’s paint club brought their original pieces to be put on display.

“The Whipple Senior Center is an essential part of our community where our senior citizens enjoy staying active and involved,” said Representative Murphy. “The wide variety of programs and clubs the Senior Center offers the elderly community provides for a healthy manner in which to grow older.”

“I was amazed by the amount of artistic talent on display at the Weymouth Senior Center Art Exhibit,” said Senator Patrick O’Connor. “We are always happy to host members of the Whipple Senior Center here at the State House. This particular program was a great way to show folks from across the Commonwealth the high level of dedication that Weymouth has to its elder citizens.”

“It was an honor to participate in the senior art exhibit this week with my colleague, Representative Murphy, and to witness the talent of the members of the Whipple Senior Center’s Paint Club,” said Representative Gregoire.

Other speakers at the event included Assistant Secretary of Elder Affairs Carole Malone, Mike Festa of AARP and Director of the Whipple Senior Center Karen Johnston. Lunch was held at the base of the grand staircase with the original paintings beautifully arranged on exhibit for all to see. Following the event, the seniors received an optional tour of the State House before heading home. The paintings will be on display at the State House until the end of the week.