Making Waves: An Exhibit by CATA Artists with Disabilities

Making Waves: An Exhibit by CATA Artists with Disabilities

The Good Purpose Gallery is once again thrilled to present “Making Waves,” an exhibit of artwork by CATA artists with disabilities. The exhibit opens February 27 and features paintings by CATA artists who use the innovative Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) technique to create their work. A free, public art opening will be held on February 28 from 4:30-6:30pm with many of the artists in attendance, and food and drink available.

Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) is an adaptive painting technique developed by artist Tim Lefens that gives full artistic control to people with profound physical disabilities. Through this technique, artists use a laser pointer and the aid of a trained art “tracker” to create stunning, original works of art. Since 2005, CATA has provided hundreds of A.R.T. workshops, allowing dozens of artists to transcend their physical limitations and reveal their creative spirits.

“Making Waves” by Myles Tosk

“Making Waves” runs from February 27 through April 16 at Good Purpose Gallery at 40 Main Street in Lee, MA. The exhibit includes work by thirteen CATA artists with disabilities from Berkshire County Arc (BCArc), Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR), and Columbia County Arc (Coarc). The paintings, each in acrylic on canvas, range widely in stylistic expression and scale of size.

All works in the exhibit are professionally matted, framed, and available for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for individual artists. This event is part of CATA’s “Art on Tour” program, where original works of art created by CATA artists travel throughout the year to museums, galleries, community centers, and other venues in Berkshire County.

“Tornado” by Mike Fazos

The Gallery is very excited to once again host CATA and their fabulous artists for the exhibition.

Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying this show together!

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