Whole Foods Reception April 29 For Photographer GG Gonzalez

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception for Griselda “GG” Gonzalez on Friday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Her artwork will be on display at the gallery.

Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. An admission donation of $5 will go to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

Gonzalez is an accomplished local photographer who has been interested in photography since she was seven years old and received her first camera from her mother. For years, she photographed all family activities, creating a cherished window to the past.

As an adult, Gonzalez was able to take advantage of the advances in digital technology and eventually leave the corporate world and devote all her time to her passion, photography.

She is largely self-taught, except for a few classes at the Palm Beach Photography Center, and keeps up with technology by reading everything she can about photography.

Gonzalez loves to travel and has taken working vacations in Africa, Asia and India, collecting a treasure trove of images. Many of these focus on wildlife and the natural world. She is able to share her experiences and emotional connection with nature through her “Travel Gallery,” compiled while visiting some of the world’s most picturesque locations.

Gonzalez has donated her photography to several nonprofit organizations.

“I hope my diverse collection both inspires and further develops everyone’s love for life and the arts,” she said.

The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more info., visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.