Windham resident, business owner (of Canobie Lake Park) and artist Wayne Ulaky, was commissioned by Al Letizio Jr. to create some special artwork for their new facility. Al said “Wayne is a gifted local artist and created some unique and beautiful pieces featuring some of Windham’s most prominent and historical landmarks”
Wayne and his family have been long time family friends of the Letizio’s and Al explained when he presented his artwork for the facility, Wayne did not want to take payment for the beautiful pieces.
Al said “Wayne’s generosity was an unexpected surprise, so Patti and I have decided to make a contribution in Wayne’s name to the Warde Health Center in Windham, a non-profit, mission driven Catholic health care provider that is near and dear to the heart of Wayne Ulaky and his family” Two of Wayne’s family members had been residents and well taken care of at The Warde Center.
On Friday January 10th, Warde’s Administrator Bret Pomeroy and Director of Admissions and Social Services Jean D’Acry, along with Wayne and his son Ka, were on hand as the contribution of $2,000 from the Letizio family in Waynes honor was made. Al said “You can’t put a price tag on what Wayne did.”
Wayne said he creates the artwork mainly for charity and fundraisers. He gave credit to his son Kaz, who has a degree in Fine Arts, who helped him learn the HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique.
Al said “We hope that Windham residents will stop by and visit to see Wayne’s beautiful artwork when they are in our neighborhood.
Wayne thanked Al for the donation to Warde and laughed saying, “Most artists aren’t famous until their dead!”
Photo/Story Mary Ann Horaj
Originally published by The Windham Independent News