Opening Night Photos / Sept. 14, 2019

Photographs by Rich LaBella, Sean Fitzthum and Belinda Rubino.

Louise Millmann and Nadine Bouler opening the evening with their performance.



LuAnn Palazzo. Curator and aBAD angel, presenting the evening's performances.

Chuck Welch, aka the Crackerjack Kid, performing "Ray Johnson and Vietnam."



Queens poet Antonia Palazzo performing her new work.

NY poet Steve Dalachinsky performing, accompanied by Pasquale Cangione on trumpet.


Professional Dancer Phyllis Ozarin and Islip Arts Council Executive Director Lynda Moran.




Visitors enjoying Gallery 2.
Key Makeup Artist Lilah Quinn working her magic on Professional Dancer Joel Rodriguez.

Balls for the Ballroom performance of Mark Bloch.


The son of ABAD artist Robert Mars assisting Mark Block with his performance.




An impromptu performance by Louise Millmann and LuAnn Palazzo.
Natalie Rose Kress and Tomoko Sugawara of the Long Island Baroque Ensemble perform a waltz.

Professional Dancers Phyllis Ozarin and Joel Rodrieguez perform a Waltz.

Waltzing ensued.


Much waltzing.


Lots of waltzing.

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble: Margo Andrea, Natalie Rose Kress and Tomoko Sugawara.






Canadian artist and Wonderwoman Berry Esperanza travelled far to perform at the opening.

A visitor filling in a Mail Art Guestbook postcard.

ABAD artist Linda Weingarten and family.






Key Makeup Artist Lilah Quinn working her magic on Professional Dancer Joel Rodriguez.


Rune readings were also offered.







Islip Arts Council Executive Director Lynda Moran and ABAD Curator LuAnn Palazzo.


Visitors enjoy the 13 never-before-seen Ray Johnson pieces in Gallery 3.
Performance Artists Nadine Boulser and Louise Millmann.

ABAD artist Belinda Rubino.






ABAD artist Peter Westman, who travelled from Sweden to be at opening night.

Artist Betty Esperanza traveled from Canada to perform on opening night!


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