The Wellington Art Society will host its monthly meeting Wednesday, April 10 in the Grand Cypress room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., when new members will be welcomed and allowed to share their work, and there will be a raffle with items for artists and art lovers. The general meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public for a guest fee of $5.
Ted Matz will present a demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Matz, a contemporary realist, paints in a relatively representational style, while his paintings also express delight in the patterns of light, color and shapes found in the everyday world. His will be doing a watercolor demonstration in which he will talk about planning and building a stronger composition and making more impressive color choices.
“I am in constant awe of all the wonderful forms, structures, colors and patterns that nature produces,” Matz said. “All of these amazing natural elements have always inspired me to create as an artist. My hope is that my artwork will draw attention to the beauty most people overlook and take for granted in their daily lives.”
Matz’s artwork has received numerous awards in regional art competitions and has shown his work in group and one-man shows in New York City, the Midwest and New England. He currently teaches at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta and conducts summer workshops at SnowFarm in Williamsburg, Mass. His teaching experience also includes art centers in Michigan and Vermont.
The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms are available at the meeting, and the $5 guest fee will go toward the membership fee. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or call (561) 791-3676.