Rare Tornado: CATA “Art on Tour” at Hudson Hall

Join us for the opening of RARE TORNADO, a vibrant exhibit of artwork created by CATA artists with disabilities at Hudson Hall in Hudson, NY. The exhibit features paintings by seven local 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 Friday, April 27 from 12pm-2pm with many of the artists in attendance.

Hudson Hall – “West Room”
327 Warren Street; Hudson, NY

Public Opening:
Friday, April 27, 2018 · 12pm-2pm

April 26 – May 1, 2018

A painting by Catherine Bagnasco titled Tulips, created in 2017

Catherine Bagnasco “Tulips” (2017)

A.R.T. is an adaptive painting technique developed by artist Tim Lefens, which gives full artistic control to individuals with significant physical disabilities through the aid of laser pointers and trained trackers acting as the hands of the artist.

RARE TORNADO features a selection of stunning, original paintings created through CATA’s A.R.T. workshops at COARC in Columbia County.

RARE TORNADO runs from April 26 through May 1 at Hudson Hall’s “West Room” at 327 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. 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.

CATA Art on Tour is funded by October Mountain Financial Advisors, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters. This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council of the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program. RARE TORNADO is presented in conjunction with Coarc in Columbia County.