Earth People: Art on Tour at Hudson Hall

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RECEPTION: Thursday, March 12, 2020 • 12-2pm (FREE)
EXHIBIT: March 12 – April 15, 2020 (FREE)

CATA, Columbia County Arc, and Hudson Hall present “Earth People”, an exhibit of paintings by artists with disabilities created using the adaptive “Artistic Realization Technologies” painting technique.

RECEPTION: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 12-2pm (FREE)
WHERE: Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House (327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY)
EXHIBIT: March 12 – April 5, 2020 · FREE



EARTH PEOPLE highlights an extraordinary selection of work created by artists using the adaptive painting technique called Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.). Through the use of laser pointers and intensive collaboration with a trained assistant who acts as the artist’s hands, this technique gives full artistic control to individuals with significant physical disabilities and expands the range of expressive possibilities for artists of all abilities.

Click the images below for a preview of the exhibit:

Earth People runs from March 12 through April 5 at Hudson Hall’s “West Room” at 327 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. The abstract paintings, each in acrylic on canvas, range widely in stylistic expression and scale of size. The exhibit runs in conjunction with a screening of the film Intelligent Lives (March 13) by Dan Habib, which documents the lives of young adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as a performance by the Camphill Players (April 3).

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 through Berkshire and Columbia counties.

CATA “Art on Tour” exhibits are sponsored in part by October Mountain Financial Advisors, Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and generous supporters like you. EARTH PEOPLE is presented in conjunction with Coarc, which 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.