Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites Public To Two Exhibits, Demo With Maxwell Taylor, And Continues Call For Arts Fest On The Green

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in September and continues its Call for Artists for Arts Fest. Enjoy a demonstration by internationally renown artist, Maxwell Taylor on Wednesday, September 11 at the Wellington Community Center. This versatile artist and accomplished technician has become a master of a variety of media.  He is renowned for his ceramics, paintings, and printmaking.  On Tuesday, September 24, WAS hosts a reception for its latest exhibits, ”Spirit of Joy” at the Wellington City Hall Gallery and “Resonance”at the Community Center. These events are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday,  September  11, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

MAXWELL  TAYLOR

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Acrylic Painting by Maxwell Taylor

 

 

 

Maxwell was born on New Providence Island, Bahamas.  His artistic talent was discovered as a young schoolboy and early in life he was apprenticed to the fabled Chelsea Pottery.  He later moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League of New York and took further studies in photo silkscreen at the Pratt Graphic Center and printmaking at The Printmaking Workshop.  His uncompromising commitment to black power artists is evidenced in his woodcuts, etchings and stark canvases.  He admired and was influenced by Daumier, Braque and Picasso.

 

Wood cut print by Maxwell Taylor

 

 

 

Maxwell left New York after 20 years and traveled to South Carolina and Europe, observing the social, economic and political dynamics of many cultures but never forgetting his Bahamian roots.  In 1983 he was one of ten artists selected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bahamian Independence. Maxwell has had a one man show in Nassau, was represented in the exhibition “Bahamian Art Today” at Brent Malone’s Matinee Gallery and is found in the collections of Nat King Cole and Sir Harry Christie.  He received the Fellowship Award from the Southern Arts Federation for works on paper by the National Endowment for the Arts.     

 

 

Woodcut print by Maxwell Taylor

 

This versatile artist and accomplished technician has become a master of a variety of media.  He is renowned for his ceramics and paintings but it is in his printmaking that he excels using an ancient technique of cutting wood.  In his career he has explored themes of universality, despair, celebration and atrocities.

 

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

 

“Spirit Of Joy”    and    “Resonance”

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 24       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society will host a reception for its latest exhibits, ”Spirit of Joy” at the Wellington City Hall Gallery and “Resonance”at the Community Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  City Hall is located on Forest Hill Boulevard just west of South Shore Boulevard.  Light refreshments will be served hosted by Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibits will be on display for several months. There will also be drawings for special door prizes and artist Jay Harmon will be doing a demonstration.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at each venue.  There will be 51 pieces of art work by 26 artists including paintings, sculpture,  jewelry and photography.  Most original art work is for sale and many artists have prints of their work.  This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists.

The following artists will be exhibiting:

Gabriella Bianchini

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Betty Brody

Lara Chapman

Lynn Doyle

Audrey Freedman

Irma Galindo

Jay Harmon

Patricia Heller

Andrew Hollimon

Laura Jaffe

Robin Kasten

Sharon Kleiman

Nancy Lee

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Megan O’Boyle

Leslie Pfeiffer

Candace Platz

Suzanne Redmond

Lois Spatz

Geraldine Weinert

Jean Williard

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring

Your family, neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 

14 Annual Art Fest On The Green In Wellington

 Call For Applications

Be Part Of This Celebration Of Creativity And Artistic Excellence!

 

 

The 14 Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society  takes place on Saturday, January 25 – Sunday January 26, 2020.  This show continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence. Support from Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to each January. Proceeds from this show go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL For Applications and urges ART PATRONS to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Cash awards are being offered!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green

 

14th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 – 5


Sunday, January 26, 2020

10 – 4

 

 

Wellington Amphitheater

Wellington, Florida

 

A Celebration of Creativity and Artistic Excellence

 

 

Painting     Sculpture     Ceramics     Jewelry                 Mixed Media     Photography   and    more!

 

 

Artist Demos     Children’s Art Area

Live Music    Food Trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Art fairs allow people to interact with the artists face to face and learn about their creative process, inspiration, techniques and, mediums and accomplishments.  Personal contact  with the artists cannot be duplicated through a device in one’s hand. We want people to look up from their screens, meet the creative artists and experience the artwork visually and emotionally at Art Fest on the Green”, shares Leslie Pfeiffer, one of the co-chairs of this event.

 

The Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together in a beautiful tropical park to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence at this year’s 14th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green. Art Fest on the Green showcases extraordinary original works across many mediums by 65 artists from around the country. Awards for Excellence, totaling $2000. are presented to Artists for Best in Show, 1st,2nd,3rd, and Honorable Mentions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists look forward to sharing their inspiration and artistic process with art enthusiasts and visitors through art demos and booth chats.This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live acoustic music on the Amphitheater Stage, Artist Demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, Food Trucks, and outstanding original art for sale create a wonderful interactive art experience for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents. January is the peak season and affluent international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach County and South Florida fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.  Support from our Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite event everyone looks forward to every January. Proceeds from this Show benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Award Programs and other Community Art Programs.

 

 

For more information Contact:

artfestonthegreen@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986