The Wellington Art Society will feature a demonstration by professional multimedia artist Craig McInnis on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The meeting demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link, which is distributed by e-mail to all members. A meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with McInnis’ demonstration. The public is invited. RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McInnis is a well-known multimedia artist and creative professional local to the Palm Beach area. Originally from Connecticut, he was born into a family of artists and musicians, including his mother, grandfather and great uncles. It was the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, however, that brought him to Florida years ago.
After graduation, McInnis quickly entered the professional art world, taking on not one, but many prominent roles. From making music and touring nationally in numerous bands to painting public and private murals, McInnis diversified his talents in ways that led to new and innovative opportunities. He is also the co-founder of Art Synergy and Continuum, through which McInnis, along with a dedicated team of art professionals, continues to lead the promotion of local art at national and international levels and facilitates access to arts education.
McInnis has also served as creative director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the past 15 years. In this role, he oversees horror makeup design, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, as well as getting into creative character himself.
In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, the Wellington Art Society will participate in Artscapes, a virtual exhibit scheduled from Nov. 1 until Jan. 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go toward scholarship and outreach programs.
For more information, and to view the virtual gallery, visit the Wellington Art Society online at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.