Meet The Artist Reception At WRMC

Donated art supplies and the inspiration of their own community was all it took for Wellington-area high school students to create a gallery of pieces expected to further enhance their school art programs.

Earlier this year, students from Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central and Seminole Ridge high schools were given art supplies by the Jacobs family and asked to create pieces using Palm Beach County as inspiration. The result is a creative body of work that will be auctioned as a fundraiser for each of the school’s art programs.

The students will share the inspiration behind their work on Monday, March 10, during a 6 p.m. “meet the artists” reception at Wellington Regional Medical Center, where all the pieces will be on display through the end of the month. The Young Art Masters Auction will take place online.

“In recognition of Youth Art Month, we are very excited to have the opportunity of exclusively displaying artwork of very talented local students,” WRMC CEO Robbin Lee said.

The Jacobs family are longtime Wellington residents and avid supporters of educational endeavors. Through the Delaware North Companies, their family-owned business, similar fundraising efforts have brought needed resources to schools in other communities the company serves. This year is the premiere of the Young Art Masters Auction in Wellington.

“We’re very excited about this project and look forward to everyone seeing what our students have created,” Wellington High School photography teacher Barbara Brubaker said. “We’re so thankful to the Jacobs family for supporting our students.”

Many students created pieces that depict Florida’s natural beauty, including scenes from the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Other pieces capture other South Florida elements, including industry, equestrian life and architecture.

“I take my inspiration from nature and the creatures within it,” said Royal Palm Beach High School junior Mason Devinney about his photograph of a flower titled Floating Beauty.

Tierney Boyle, a Seminole Ridge sophomore, has a different perspective. “To me, Florida isn’t about sand and beaches. To me, it’s about riding horses and being able to go to Wellington,” she said. “My personal horses and experiences inspired me for this painting because, to me, Florida is all about being an equestrian.”

The installation includes 27 acrylic-on-canvas paintings and 13 original photographs. Each can be viewed online at The community is invited to participate in the fundraiser through the online auction, with all proceeds going to the schools’ art programs.