Discover Local Artists: Adrianne Hetherington

Egrit with Hibiscus

The Wellington Art Society’s first meeting of the new year will be followed by a collage demonstration by one of its member’s, local artist Adrianne Hetherington.

Hetherington  began her career in 1972 as a textile designer in Miami. Her wallpaper books and hand-painted fabric designs were parts of collections in interior design showrooms in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the DCOTA building in Dania, FL. She also paints murals and has recently added to her repitoire,  handmade tiles with her own carving and glazing technique.

She was a tile-art instructor at the Ceramic League of Miami for three years, 1998 to 2001, before moving to Royal Palm Beach. She also worked as art director of an 8 by 20 foot  tile mural at Baptist Children’s Hospital in Miami. Her work has been on display from Miami to Palm Beach in exhibitions that include Art in Public Places in both Wellington and PBIA. Among her awards are the People’ Choice Award.


Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available at the Open House if you would like to become a member. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities. For more information, visit their website,, or call W.A.S. president Suzanne Redmond at (561) 791-2194.

The January meeting and Hetherington’s demonstration will be at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. The general meeting begins at 7 p.m.,  followed by the collage demonstration.


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