Epis­co­pal Church Women’s re­cep­tion cel­e­brates with au­thor Deb­o­rah C. Pol­lack.

Palm Beach Daily News - - OPINION -

As­mall but re­cep­tive crowd turned out for “A Love of Art” at The Epis­co­pal Church of Bethesda-bythe-Sea.

The an­nual spring meeting and re­cep­tion was pre­sented by the Epis­co­pal Church Women May 12 in the Par­ish Hall.

Deb­o­rah C. Pol­lack, the key­note speaker, dis­cussed her Palm Beach Vis­ual Arts (Pelican Pub­lish­ing Co.), the first book to con­cen­trate on the town’s vis­ual arts his­tory and beauty.

“I wanted to share with them the sig­nif­i­cant vis­ual artists in Palm Beach his­tory from 1881 to 2015 — and that in­cluded pain­ters, sculp­tors, pho­tog­ra­phers and crafts peo­ple,” she said. “And I es­pe­cially men­tioned the art in the church, such as Leo Len­telli’s Western Por­tal — he carved the fig­ures on it — and Janet Scud­der’s An­gel above the Bethesda pool in the court­yard. And I went into the sym­bol­ism of the fig­ures on the church.”

The Italian-born beaux arts sculp­tor Len­telli, she noted, win­tered here be­gin­ning in 1945. He also de­signed the Floren­tine foun­tain at The Break­ers and had a stu­dio there.

In ad­di­tion to the talk, about 30 women en­joyed fel­low­ship, wine and cheese. Mary Allen served as chair­woman.

“I was blessed by the very warm and re­cep­tive au­di­ence,” Pol­lack said.

The event’s theme was “A Love of Art.”

Deb­o­rah O’Kain and Mary Allen

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