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Wellington Art Society to Feature Artists Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks for Their March Meeting
March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by artists Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks for their March 10, 2021 meeting.
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 highlight of the event; a presentation by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks. The public is invited. RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.
In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach. Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.
Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts. Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.
Trina Slade Burks’ 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. Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”
Arts 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 has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.
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 501(c)3 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. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness.
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.
The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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.
For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.
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