Wellington Art Society Will Feature Ceramicist Cynthia Zmetronak Feb. 8

Artist Cynthia Zmetronak

The Wellington Art Society will present Cynthia Zmetronak as guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by ceramicist Cynthia Zmetronak. For more info., contact Laura Jaffe at presidentofwas@gmail.com.

Zmetronak began her artistic journey by creating delightfully tactile mud pies as a small child. She continued to develop her skills with clay at Girl Scouts and in the wonderful art programs at her public schools in New Jersey. She went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in art education with a concentration in ceramics from Montclair University and Florida Atlantic University. Her passion led to a career teaching art to students of all ages.

A lifelong student herself, Zmetronak’s retirement only fueled her passion for learning, as she pursued clay-based workshops online and in person. She has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and the Penland School of Crafts, where she also earned a winter residency.

Locally, Zmetronak is the current vice president of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and an alumni and active member of the FAU Potters Guild. In addition, she teaches at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. “I enjoy teaching students how to manipulate an ancient material and make an original piece of their own,” she said.

When she is not teaching, Zmetronak can be found creating in her home studio in Parkland or her summer studio in Canada.

Zmetronak believes in using her art to make a difference. She has held fundraising events to help organizations providing care for wildlife affected by wildfires. Another way that she and her students give back is through an organization called Empty Bowls.

Learn more about Zmetronak and her classes and artworks by visiting www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/instructors/cynthia-zmetronak and follow her on Instagram @cynthiazmetronak.

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