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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Art Reception for “Art In Public Places” Installation featuring sculptures by Co

Sculpture by Colbert C Collins on display at Village Hall lobby

Wellington is excited to announce a public art reception for the most recent installment of the “Art In Public Places” community initiative, to be held on Thursday, July 22nd from 5:00  to 7:00 PM at the Wellington Community Center.

The reception will highlight the various works of Colbert C. Collins, former Wellington resident, and sculptor.  Images of the artist's work will be on display with two (2) of the sculptures actually located in the Community Center.  Mike and Ricki Collins, the artist's children, will also be in attendance.  Light refreshments will be served.  

The featured sculptor, Colbert C. Collins, was a Wellington resident from 1977 to 2009 and lived for over 30 years in the Wellington area.  His sculptures reflect an inner vision that life is “a discovery of the inherent design and relationship between all things.” His pieces mirror a fascination with movement and change and the importance of bonds between people. His wife, Shirley Colbert, was the Director of the Children’s Library Programs for all of Palm Beach County.  Many of Mr.Collin’s works feature images of books and reading.  

Four of his sculptures are currently on display at the following locations: the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard), City Hall (12300 Forest Hill Boulevard), and at the entrance to the Palm Beach Little Ranches community where Mr. Collins resided. 

For more information on the life and work of Colbert C. Collins, visit  


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