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Entrance to Vineyards and Winery

CLOSING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Terracotta Gallery
at Castello Di Borghese Vineyard
Cutchogue 
3:00 TO 5:00 p.m. 
Wear your yellow WDSD t-shirt! 

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7th Exhibition

Featuring the amazing works of these
29 artists with Down syndrome 
from around the country and abroad:
 
Shari Ann Adams (CA); Matt Albin (CA); Erik Behnke (AK);  Jamie Bernstein (NY);
Ashlee Birckhead (NC); Charles Brennan (NY); Rachael Bristol (CA);
Lupita Cano (WA); David Danis (MA); Shanaeda De Janeiro (CA);
Chris Diedo (U.K.); Kyle Erickson (NY); Alexander Gomez-Nieto (CT);
Brandon Gruber (CA); Julie Hamilton (CA); Katie Hegensbach (CA);
Michael Johnson (IL); Kyla Larsen (CA); Dan Makar (NY);
Brendan McElwee (NY); Sara Mellin (CA); Kyle O'Neil (CT);
Kasia Puciata (Poland 1961-2004); Bernadette Resha (TN);
Brittany Schiavone (NY); Gurvir Singh (Canada);
Allan Téllez (Mexico); Roland Vieira (CA); Kristy Yawman (WA) 
 
Curator:  Max Yawney 
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Exhibition Statement

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OPENING RECEPTION 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 

NOTE:  Alan Tellez traveled from Mexico for the opening reception.  His artwork, however, arrived after the opening except for one piece.  The rest were installed the day he flew back home.  We have included them in some of the pictures below. 

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Vineyard in late winter
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The Winery

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Opening Reception
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Admiring the artworks and enjoying the good wine!
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Another view of the opening reception
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Artists Kyle Erickson, Dan Makar, and Charles Brennan with admirers
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Works by Kasia Puciata, Bernadette Resha, Rachael Bristol, Brandon Gruber, and Alexander Gomez-Nieto
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From left, Alexander's "Blue Bowl, Brandon's artworks, Alan's Lost in the Woods-installed late.
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Kasia Puciata 1961-2004 (Poland)_Photo of her paintings taken by sister Joanna
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View of the reception_A platter was donated by East End Events Caterers
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Joanna Puciata with artist Alan Tellez from Mexico next to his wine box "Flores"
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Brittany Schiavone with her award winning photo "Reflections"
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Photographer Brendan McElwee with his proud family.
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Brittany Schiavone admiring Kyle Erickson's artwork
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Gurvir Singh (Canada) and Dan Makar (Long Island) enjoying the reception.
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3 L.I. artists: Kyle, Charles, and Dan. Works by Kyle, Charles, and Ashlee Bickhead (NC) in back.
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Kyla Larsen's Mary on a Horse and Brie Dressed Up for Dinner
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Vida Nueva and Circulos by Alan Tellez, Shipping delays forced his artwork to be intalled late.
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Joanna Puciata with Dan Makar and his works. Also works by Diedo, Cano, Bernstein & Behnke
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Gurvir Singh (Canada) by her paintings
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Guests at Opening Reception
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Artworks by Bernadette Resha, Brittany Schiavone, Shari Anne Adams, Julie Hamilton and Lupita Cano
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David Danis (MA) and his beautiful paintings
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Esther with scarf by Alan Tellez shares a laugh with Brittany Schiavone. Painting above by B. Resha
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Gurvir Singh shares a moment with her sister Nav
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Michael Johson's (IL) Sunset paintings_Chris Diedo's (U.K.) photographs
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La Cara Del Sol (The Face of the Sun) by Alan Tellez (MX) installed after opening.
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At Opening Reception
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Ricky Gomez-Nieto & Kyle Erickson, our Jr. Board President and VP. Left: Ashlee Birckhead's works.
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Alexander shares a moment with his grandmother
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Artworks on wall by Gurvir (Canada), Albin (CA)
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McElwee (NY), DeJaneiro and Bristol (CA), Danis (MA), Larsen (CA), Puciata (Poland)
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Gurvir with her proud sisters Sara and Nav. They travelled all the way from Canada for the opening.
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View of the Gallery from the Tasting Room
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Pat Gordon's sweet voice and piano provided a relaxing setting
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Some of the guests enjoying a leisure time after viewing the artworks
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Pat Gordon's mom in background takes in the scene.
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Ricky and sister Paige, Charles Brennan's mom and others share a quiet moment.
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Joanna Puciata checking out the wine supply!
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The Journals featuring all the artists
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Heated Tent kept Children and Adults busy
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Checkiing out the activities at the tent
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Creating masterpieces!
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Different activities were provided
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The personalized mug was a popular choice.
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I think I like this blue marker!
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What activity will I choose next?
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I finished the puzzle!

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