Wellington Art Society will hold a reception at Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery on Friday, February 20 from 6:30-8 P.M. for well known local artist Emmanuel Gonzalez. The event is hosted by Whole Foods and there will be live music, delicious appetizers and wine. This is a beautiful gallery and an exceptional exhibit by this outstanding artist.
Emmanuel explores the past and the present through realism and portraiture depicting American icons that are influential, recognizable images. Some are relevant to specific ethnic and social groups and viewers will experience these images differently, depending on their emotional and social perceptions. He works in pencil, pastels, oils, acrylic and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large scale pieces.
Emmanuel has had many solo shows and been in juried shows at Art Basel, ArmoryArtCenter, OkeeheeleeNatureCenter, Orlando Museum of Art and many others. He has been represented at Voight Galleries International in Palm Beach, OSGS Gallery in Northwood and others in Dania and Sanford, Florida. His paintings are in many private collections throughout the country.
The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.