“Making Waves” at Good Purpose Gallery


Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents “Making Waves,” an exhibit of artwork by CATA artists with disabilities at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, MA.

“Making Waves” – an exhibit by CATA artists with disabilities at the Good Purpose Gallery
EXHIBIT: February 27 – April 16, 2019
PUBLIC OPENING: February 28 from 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Good Purpose Gallery – 40 Main Street, Lee, MA

“Making Waves,” a new exhibit of work by CATA artists with disabilities, opens February 27 at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, MA. The exhibit 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.

Click the images below for a preview of the exhibit:

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” 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.

The exhibit is funded by October Mountain Financial Advisors, Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at CATA’s A.R.T. artists as they create their work: