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Danville: Down Syndrome Connection artists showcased in new exhibit

'Recycle-Abilities' runs through June 17 at Village Theatre gallery

Downtown's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to highlight the artistic talents of members of the Danville-based Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area with its new exhibit, "Recycle-Abilities."

Opening this Thursday and running through June 17, the exhibit features artworks that members of the local nonprofit created together in classes offered at its Danville site.

"The works in this show are whimsical and imaginative, and viewers are sure to be delighted by the many talents and abilities of this group," gallery officials said in previewing the exhibit.

Operating in Danville since 1998, the Down Syndrome Connection aims to empower and support people with Down syndrome, their families and the community around them while also fostering awareness and acceptance for all.

"Recycle-Abilities" will open with a reception set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the gallery at 233 Front St. in downtown Danville. The free event will include complimentary refreshments.

The gallery is open to visitors from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment, as well as one hour before performances in the theater. The gallery is closed on Sundays.

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