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June 25, 2003 – This month's Dada Wine Down is set for Friday at the Renaissance Grand Beach Resort. It will feature the work of four artists — Savannah Garrison, "Dingo," Cody Wombold and Anita de la Cruz — and wines of Chile and California's Sonoma region.
The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and door prizes. Dinner also will be available.
There's a $10 fee for the wine tasting and seminar, which will be ongoing throughout the evening. The tastings, presented by Premier Wine and Spirits, will be of two California wines, Clos du Bois chardonnay and merlot; and of two Chilean offerings, Veramonte cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc.
Savannah Garrison moved to St. Thomas in September 2001 to live with her family after receiving her bachelor of fine arts in ceramics from the University of Mississippi. Her current sculptural work echoes the landscapes of the island. She is a studio assistant at Kilnworks Pottery and will be a counselor in the Virgin Valley Learning Center summer program.
"Dingo," known for his greeting cards, has been creating island scenes for the last decade on St. Thomas. Working with colored pencils, he is a familiar figure on the island, often seen drawing in the alleys and on the waterfront.
Cody Wombold is a self-taught artist who grew up in Las Vegas and has lived for the last six years on St. Thomas, where he owns and operates the Camille Pissarro Gallery. He works in many mediums, and his palette ranges from stark black and white to very vibrant bright colors.
Anita de la Cruz came to the territory from Texas in the late 1990s. An art educator as well as a fine artist, she works in various mediums including batik.

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