Sculpture honors Jacqueline Pimentel


Jacqueline Pimentel, a longtime Edgartown resident and advocate for the arts, will be remembered this Saturday, Oct. 2, the anniversary of her death a year ago, with a brief 3 pm ceremony dedicating a sculpture in her memory at one of her favorite places — the Edgartown Public Library.

The sculpture entitled “Spring Is Here,” is the work of Zimbabwean artist Enoch Mufundi. It is a gift to the library from a group of Ms. Pimentel’s close friends, in a gesture that honors both her artistic spirit and her affection for the library where she was a favorite patron for many years.

Ms. Pimentel was a real estate broker for many years in the real estate office of Barbara Nevin, and later with the firm of Rob and Patty Kendall. However, she was not defined by her work, but by her life.

She went back to school to study art, earning a degree with honors from Harvard University. She was pleased to learn before she died that a special fund and art scholarship would be created in her name through the Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard.

In her eulogy delivered last October at the Old Whaling Church, close friend Mary Doolan said of Ms. Pimentel, “Jackie was not a noun, Jackie was a verb. She was the epitome of intention turned into action. She taught us by bringing her dreams into reality, time and time again.”

All are welcome to attend Saturday afternoon’s dedication and reception at 3 pm in the Carnegie building of the Edgartown Library.