Art Society Will Feature Artist Munirah Rimer

The Wellington Art Society will feature batik artist Munirah Rimer at its Wednesday, Dec. 11 meeting at the Wellington Community Center. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Rimer’s batik demonstration.

Rimer was born in Malaysia and grew up there. She attended school in Kuala Lumpur and later received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Miami. She lives in Miami and focuses on batik education, highlighting the process and tools of different cultures. In addition to her home studio, she travels to various venues in South Florida.

Although she teaches a variety of classes, one of her most popular is a batik scarf class and an immersive batik workshop using batik caps (stamps). She continues to travel extensively and learn from masters in Malaysia, Indochina, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda and beyond. Rimer will do a tjanting demo using tools from around the world, showing a hand-stamped technique and hand-drawn technique. This will be followed by an interactive painting session where each guest can take part in painting a community piece.

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