Art deco ex­pert to head­line fest in France

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

Artist Sharon Koskoff will present the key­note ad­dress June 19 at the third an­nual Art Deco Fes­ti­val in Per­pig­nan, France.

Koskoff, found­ing pres­i­dent of the Art Deco So­ci­ety of the Palm Beaches, will dis­cuss how the Palm Beach area pre­serves its Art Deco ar­chi­tec­tural gems. She said she will fo­cus on the Lake Av­enue The­ater built in 1939, now home of the county’s Cul­tural Coun­cil; the Ar­mory Art Cen­ter, which also was built in 1939, and the Lake Worth Play­house, which was con­structed in 1924.

She also will sign her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.

The fes­ti­val in south­ern France runs from June 15 to 21.

As­tro­naut soars — Capt. Mark Kelly was the cen­ter of at­ten­tion at a re­cep­tion May 10 hosted by res­i­dent Frances Fisher and The Gar­dens Con­ser­vancy at Ann Nor­ton Sculp­ture Gar­dens.

Kelly is a dec­o­rated as­tro­naut who spent 50 days in space and com­manded two space shut­tles, En­deav­our and Dis­cov­ery.

The re­cep­tion cel­e­brated the nom­i­nees and spon­sors of the Women in Lead­er­ship Awards pro­gram, which took place May 11 at the Kravis Cen­ter.

Kelly was the keynoter at the 34th an­nual awards spon­sored by the Ex­ec­u­tive Women of the Palm Beaches.

Small named part­ner — For­mer res­i­dent Brad S. Small has been named a part­ner in the en­ter­tain­ment law firm Rosen­feld Meyer & Sus­man of Los An­ge­les, Calif. Small at­tended Palm Beach Pub­lic School. A grad­u­ate of the UCLA School of Law, he has 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

Bank ex­ec­u­tive — Cari Ren­tas has joined Pro­fes­sional Bank as se­nior vice pres­i­dent and strate­gic mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor.

Most re­cently, she served as dis­trict man­ager of First Repub­lic Bank, where she man­aged pre­ferred bank­ing of­fices in New York and Green­wich, Conn.

Fla­gler Ro­tary Club — Karen Er­ren, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Palm Beach County Food Bank, will speak at the 7:45 a.m. break­fast Tues­day at The Ch­ester­field.

Mem­bers are asked to bring canned goods to do­nate to the non­profit. The cost is $21.

For in­for­ma­tion, call Colleen Parkey at 236-7198.

In­die book fi­nal­ist — Brenda Star, pres­i­dent of StarGroup In­ter­na­tional pub­lish­ers, has an­nounced that the book, Palm Beach’s Most Pop­u­lar Restau­rants, has been named a fi­nal­ist in the cof­fee-ta­ble book cat­e­gory of the 2017 Next Gen­er­a­tion In­die Book Awards com­pe­ti­tion.

Win­ners will be an­nounced at an awards cer­e­mony at the Har­vard Club in New York City.

StarGroup is based in West Palm Beach.

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