Whole Foods Artist Reception Set For Feb. 20

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception at Whole Foods Market in Wellington on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for well-known local artist Emmanuel Gonzalez.

The event is hosted by Whole Foods and there will be live music, delicious appetizers and wine. Whole Foods has a beautiful gallery, and it will be an exceptional exhibit by this outstanding artist.

Gonzalez explores the past and the present through realism and portraiture depicting American icons that are influential, recognizable images. Some are relevant to specific ethnic and social groups, and viewers will experience these images differently, depending on emotional and social perceptions. He works in pencil, pastels, oils, acrylic and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large-scale pieces.

Gonzalez has had many solo shows and been in juried shows at Art Basel, the Armory Art Center, the Okeeheelee Nature Center, the Orlando Museum of Art and many others. He has been represented at Voight Galleries International in Palm Beach, OSGS Gallery in Northwood and others. His paintings are in many private collections throughout the country.

The Wellington Art Society 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 more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.