The Wellington Art Society announces their monthly meeting, which is open to the public. On Wednesday, December 11th, WAS will have a potluck meal and hear a presentation from David Willson, well-known Palm Beach editorial cartoonist. The Rickie Report cannot think of a better combination! More details are in this article.
Wellington Art Society
Meeting December 11, 2013
Featuring David Willson,
Well-known Palm Beach Editorial Cartoonist
Wellington Community Center
12165 West Forest Hill Blvd
The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, December 11th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The December meeting will be a fun-filled holiday event with members and guests bringing a dish to share for a potluck meal. There will also be a raffle with fabulous prices and the proceeds will go to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. The festivities begin at 6:30pm with the general meeting beginning at 7:00PM. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee. The presentation by David Willson will begin at 7:30.
David Willson was the right person in the right place at the right time when the Palm Beach Daily Newswas looking for a freelance editorial cartoonist early in 1992. Willson comes from Palm Beach pioneer stock. Since 1875, successive generations of his family have played key roles in shaping the town of Palm Beach, the city of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County.
After more than two decades, Willson continues to create an editorial cartoon for the Sunday edition of Palm Beach Daily News. Although the subject matter of the cartoons focuses on local events, Willson often sees things in a broader cultural and historical context, with ever a nod toward human foibles.
“I originally viewed doing the Shiny Sheet editorial cartoons as a fun and interesting freelance job,” says Willson. “But looking back on the body of work now, I see that it is an eye-opening collection which reveals societal and cultural changes during the last 20 years and a great deal about life in the Palm Beaches.”
David Willson’s book, Billionaires & Butterfly Ballots, A 20-year Palm Beach ‘Cartoonspective’ by David Willson, was released in November 2012. The 128-page trade paperback will be available for purchase at the meeting…a great holiday gift! Check out Willson’s weekly column ‘Cartoonistry’ in the Opinions section of the Palm Beach Daily News web site for an in-depth and often-comical look at his cartoon archives.
As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate. Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Societies over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.
The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon. Additionally, the Wellington Community Center has a permanent display of WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated quarterly as part of the village’s Art in Public Places program.
Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd,Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8652.
WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .
Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.