November update

Pamela Scott welcomed Leslie Primo to the November lecture entitled “Titian to Van Dyck: The Art of Portraiture” when we explored what demands drove this interest and need for portraiture, through the prism of Titian and Van Dyck.

It was Pamela’s final lecture as Chairman of The Arts Society Walton and she thanked the Committee for their help and support during the year. John Smith was welcomed, following the AGM, as Chairman from January 2019. Unfortunately, the Society still desperately needs volunteers and Committee members to ensure that we can continue to provide Lectures, Visits and Special Interest days, especially as Catherine Carter (Publicity) and Tony Collins (Teas) have now resigned from the Committee. Pamela paid special thanks to them both for their dedication and help. John gave a vote of thanks to Pamela and wished her well for the future although, as President, we will continue to welcome her to lectures and other events. Pamela is congratulated on the success of the Golden Anniversary “Celebrating Arts in Elmbridge” ay Riverhouse which was held in September.

We now look forward to the Festive Supper on 13 December at the Riverhouse Barn when Christopher Bradley talks to us about Santa Claus and the Art that turns him from St Nicholas into Father Christmas.

The Committee wishes all members a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to your continued support.

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