Wellington Art Society To Feature Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks

Mermaid artwork created by Anthony Burks.

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by artists Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks on Wednesday, March 10. The meeting and presentation will take place through the Wellington Art Society’s virtual Zoom link, which is distributed via 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 meeting will conclude with the presentation by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks. The public is invited. RSVP by e-mail to presidentofwas@gmail.com.

Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist. His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media, including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he had a successful career as a freelance graphic designer and won many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events.

In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach. Recently awarded the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Artist Innovation Fellowship, he will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council fellow this summer. For more info., visit www.anthonyburkscollection.com.

Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own talents and to help promote the arts. Together, they are founders of ATB Fine Art Group Inc., Soul Poetry, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group Inc. Art Showcase.

Trina’s multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.

Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike. She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons, as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida.

Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a nonprofit called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.

Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years, including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in “The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project.”

The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.

For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.