Art Society Will Feature Jeweler, Art Therapist Maria Tritico

The Wellington Art Society will host a demonstration by Maria Tritico of jewelry making and her work as an art therapist on Wednesday, May 8 at the Wellington Community Center. The meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The community is welcome to attend.

Tritico is a native Texan who currently lives in West Palm Beach. She received a bachelor’s degree in metalsmithing/jewelry and photography from Texas State University and a master’s degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is presently an artist-in-residence at the Armory Art Center, teaching jewelry and metalsmithing classes from introduction to metals to intermediate and advance soldering and stone setting. She also teaches at the Lighthouse Gallery Art Center in Tequesta.

Tritico draws on the life around her as inspiration for her jewelry designs, using lines in nature and patterns in architecture and construction materials. Her pieces are like line drawings, clean and simple so that the viewer’s attention is solely on the design. As an art therapist, she has worked in the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago, the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County and Healing Art in West Palm Beach.

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