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Wellington Art Society Invites You to Adrianne Hetherington’s Exhibit/Reception at Whole Foods

On Friday, November 8, Whole Foods and the Wellington Art Society will host an Artist’s Reception in honor of Adrianne Hetherington in the Café.  The Rickie Report hopes you will attend to celebrate Adrianne’s creativity and accomplishments. We love Adrianne’s artwork, especially because she is never stagnant!  She is willing to try new mediums and discover new creativity within herself.  Please RSVP for the reception.  In addition, everyone is invited to the next monthly meeting of WAS, to hear a presentation by Tracy Rosof-Petersen, a ceramic artist and well-known creator of Art in Public Spaces.  Tracy will speak about the process of applying for a Palm Beach County public art project, getting the award and creating the sculpted clay tile murals for Southwinds Golf Course in Boca.  It will also include an overview of Tracy’s other collaborative public art projects in Palm Beach County. Details are in this article.





Artists Reception Honoring

Adrianne Hetherington

Friday, November 8, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL



The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at


Adrianne’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.



Adrianne Hetherington has been painting professionally since 1972.  She received an  Associate in Arts degree from Miami-Dade College, 1971.  She began her career as a textile art designer for Serbin Fashions in Miami, FL where she worked for six years.


In 1978 Adrianne opened HandPainted Originals and continued to design prints for the interior design trade and hand painted hundreds of yards of silk and cotton fabrics, rolls of wall paper, furniture, wall murals and faux finishes.  Her sample prints were on display in several design showrooms in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and the DCOTA Building in Dania, FL.  In 1992, due to hurricane Andrew and an aching back, Adrianne closed HandPainted Originals and pursued the art of tile making.  She became a member of the Ceramic League of Miami and eventually a tile art instructor at the CLM.  Her unique technique of carving designs into hand cut clay tiles, firing them in a kiln and then glazing them with a special glass glaze, made for a very popular class.


Paper Collage, "Horse"

Paper Collage, “Horse”


In 2001 Adrianne and her husband moved to Royal Palm Beach, Florida to retire.  In 2002, Adrianne became a member of the Wellington Art Society and later served as W.A.S. president from 2008 – 2010.  Adrianne’s painting was chosen for the cover of the first issue of the Palms West Almanac Magazine, 2003.


Paper Collage, "Serenity Island"

Paper Collage, “Serenity Island”

Adrianne has exhibited her ceramic tile art in the Ceramic League of Miami’s Annual Members’ Exhibitions.  And since moving to Palm Beach County, she has exhibited not only her ceramic art but also paintings and collages.  She received the “Peoples Choice” award for her chair sculpture, “Chair with Points and Balls”.  Adrianne has attended workshops by renowned ceramic artists Robin Hopper and Lana Wilson and water colorist Tom Lynch.   Adrianne has not limited herself to one genre.  Mixed media collage continues to excite her in addition to hand painting silk scarves, ponchos and pillows.




 You Are Invited to:

Wellington Art Society

General  Meeting

November 13th


Presentation by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Ceramic Artist and  Well-known Creator of Art in Public Places

6:30 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL


The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, September 8th in the Card Room at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM.


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.


Front Entry Scene by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Front Entry Scene by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

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.


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.


Tracy’s presentation will begin at 7:30. Tracy Rosof-Petersen, creates Art for public spaces, facilitates creative clay and craft workshops and is a teaching artist for the Center for Creative Education. Tracy has studied at the University of Central Florida, California State University and the University of Madrid. Her studies include functional ceramics, sculptural ceramics, sculpted murals and arts integration.


The presentation will be on the process of applying for a PBC public art project, getting the award and creating the sculpted clay tile murals for Southwinds Golf Course in Boca.  It will also include an overview of Tracy’s other collaborative public art projects in Palm Beach County.


Sene from Tracy Rosof-Petersen's Art in Public Spaces

Scene from Tracy Rosof-Petersen’s Art in Public Spaces


“Serenity Shared” created for Palm Beach Co. AIPP, at Southwinds Golf Clubhouse, Boca Raton FL, is a series of 16 murals, depicting the native Florida flora and fauna. The course is host to wading birds, mammals and butterfly habitats. The 16 murals range in size: 2 main front entry murals at 4’tall x 9’wide, 2 heron front entry murals at 4’t x 2.25’w and 12 column murals at 4’t x 1’w.  The mural was created to entertain, educate and amuse.  Tracy wants the viewer to discover and “be surprised” each time they pass by.  Her intention is to fully capture the beauty and serenity of the natural environments and habitats that are maintained to exist and be shared by the visitors to Southwinds Golf Course.  Over 50 plant and animal species were incorporated.




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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.



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, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.



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