Buu Truong is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery.
Whole Foods Market will hold a reception in her honor on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and wine will be served, and there will be live music. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. The Wellington Art Society will ask for a $5 donation to help fund scholarship awards.
Truong’s exhibit will be on display through September. Her primary interest is in figurative art, but her journey began with abstract and landscapes.
Truong, as a young child, came with her family to America from Vietnam and settled in Orlando, where she grew up. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in computer engineering and worked as a computer programmer and manager for many years. After a time, she became unhappy in her job and felt something important was missing in her life. She began painting to relieve stress and found her passion. She left her career in order to pursue a degree in the visual arts.
Truong is enrolled at Florida Atlantic University working toward a bachelor’s of fine arts degree with a concentration in painting. She is obsessed with increasing her technical skills and accuracy when it comes to exploring form, texture, color and light. Her work has been exhibited at the South Side Cultural Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale, Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She has been awarded a Wellington Art Society scholarship and a Rothenberger scholarship.
“This exhibit explores my journey in becoming an artist, from before I even knew I wanted to be an artist, until now,” Truong said.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization beginning 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 more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.