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Monday, February 26, 2024


July 25, 2001 – This month's Da Da Wine Down, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cafe Amici, will feature the artwork of Edie Paljavcsik Johnson and BJ Arnold, and vintages of the northeastern Italy wineries of Cavit and Bertani.
A Bellows International representative will conduct an ongoing wine tasting seminar as long as supplies last. There is a $10 fee for the tastings and seminar.
The Bertani winery was founded in 1857 by two brothers. It's in the Italian province of Veneto, not far from Verona. Cavit wines are from the alpine region of Trentino; the company was founded in 1951.
Johnson, a St. Thomas resident since 1973, enjoys working in several mediums, especially watercolor, monotype and acrylic. She has won awards at Point Pleasant, Arts Alive, Art Expo and Caribbean Colour exhibitions and is represented on St. Thomas at the Blue Turtle Gallery. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Careers at the Fort Christian Museum.
Arnold, a professional portrait and wedding photographer for more than 20 years, has always enjoyed taking nature photographs for her own enjoyment. Inspired by the scenery of the Caribbean, she has kept a "photo journal" since moving to the territory.
Wine Downs featue different local artists and their work and different wines each month. They are held the last Friday of each month at Cafe Amici in Riise's Alley in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Admission is free and there are complimentary hors d'oeuvres. In addition to the wine tasting, there is a cash bar. Door prizes of dining certificates, wine and art will be awarded toward the end of the evening.

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