A very special art lesson will take place on Monday, Aug. 7th at Aesop’s Tables on the waterfront. That morning, local artist Mayling Pao will give a lesson to adult art students from Seagull Services at the table she painted to benefit Seagull, a non-profit that provides advocacy and training to youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

“We’re very excited to be a part of Aesop’s Tables and grateful that Mayling will be donating her time to work with a group of our program participants who enjoy art classes,” said Barbara Nurenberg, President, and CEO of Seagull Services. “Art is a regular part of skill-building at Seagull Services, and we believe this is the kind of community engagement the City of West Palm Beach envisioned when they created Aesop’s Tables.”

The group will gather at 10:30 a.m. to tour all 25 of the tables and have their art lesson at “The Raven and the Swan,” the table Pao painted to benefit Seagull. It is one of 25 colorful tables painted by local professional artists with a depiction of Aesop’s Fables for West Palm Beach’s third annual Summer In Paradise event. On Aug. 31, the tables will be auctioned on the waterfront, and the proceeds from each will go to its non-profit partner.

“I love the idea of an art lesson at Aesop’s Tables,” Pao said. “I teach art classes regularly, and I’m looking forward to seeing how my art influences Seagull’s art students,”

Seagull Services is a not-for- profit organization that assists individuals with life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency to live in dignity and realize their full potential. It provides services to children and adults with disabilities and their families living in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Among its services are education, training, employment, residential services, community integration, and support services.