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CREATIVITY ABOUNDS AMONG AREA ARTISTS Wellington Art Society Brings The Work Of Local And World-Renowned Artists To The Community

Wellington Art Society board members: (front row) Faye Ford, Susan Mosely, Marcia Greene and Elaine Weber; and (back row) Leslie Pfeiffer, Liza Karsai, Susan Oakes and Laura Jaffe. Not shown: Sally Laub. PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN

BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR

Many have noticed the ever-changing art displays installed at the Wellington Community Center and the Wellington Municipal Complex but may not have thought about where this unique artwork comes from. It is all due to the coordination of efforts between the Village of Wellington and the Wellington Art Society, which brings the works of local and world-renowned artists to the community for everyone to enjoy. With the simple-sounding objective of bringing art and community together, the Wellington Art Society is celebrating 40 years of doing just that, merging creative excellence and community in-

spiration with the Wellington spirit of premium quality. “The society is a very social group with a warm, friendly feel. It is for people who like art,” said Laura Jaffe, the current president of the Wellington Art Society. In normal years, the group meets monthly, and also hosts art receptions and shows.“For over a year, all the meetings have been virtual, but we still made it happen,” Jaffe said. That includes continuing the rotating exhibits at the Wellington Town Center buildings. Jaffe, with a long background in local real estate, is also a full-time artist.“I do

acrylic abstract art live on Facebook. It is collaborative art,” explained Jaffe, who said that the events take the theme and emotion from the co-creators online. “Everyone can watch the process as it comes together, live on canvas.” Jaffe is just one of the dozens of talented artists that make up the Wellington Art Society. Past President Leslie Pfeiffer has been involved for many years and currently serves as second vice president.“I think of her as our historian because she has so much knowledge of the group, passion for art and has been involved in the society for so long,” Jaffe said of Pfeiffer. wellington the magazine | september 2021

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