Sip some good wine, view works of art by artists with developmental disabilities and benefit a good cause at The Lenz Winery this summer.
The Peconic winery is partnering with the Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE) for a third year to bring new art to their tasting room with an exhibit titled “Future Fossils.”
The non-profit FREE works to provide services for people with intellectual disabilities and the works were created by participants of the organization’s art therapy program.
“Patrice Radowitz [organizer of event at FREE] was a wine club member here at Lenz and she was telling me about an exhibit that FREE was doing up the island at the time,” Lenz Tasting Room Manager Jerol Bailey said. “I invited them to do it here because I just thought it was a great way to give back by displaying the works of art of people with disabilities.”
A “Meet the Artists Reception” will take place this Friday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be wine, cheese, live music and the artists.
The exhibit is located in the Lenz tasting room and the creations will be on display through Sept. 1.
For more information contact The Lenz Winery at 631-734-6010 or Patrice Radowitz at 516-870-1621.