Close Up and Far Away: Exhibit at Berkshire Botanical Garden



“Close Up and Far Away”
Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Leonhardt Gallery
5 W Stockbridge Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (map)

EXHIBIT: March 3 – 27, 2022 (FREE)
RECEPTION: To Be Announced

Image description: Painting of a yellow butterfly with orange and pink spots on a green branch with a blue background

Henry Demski “Butterfly” (2021); tempera on paper

CLOSE UP AND FAR AWAY features a stunning collection of paintings and drawings inspired by nature, created by artists with disabilities from Community Access to the Arts (CATA). Throughout the summer and fall of 2020 and 2021, CATA artists visited the Berkshire Botanical Gardens for weekly workshops, creating work reflecting the natural landscape of the Berkshires. This exhibit includes work created onsite at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, as well as paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities from across the Berkshires and Columbia County, NY. 

All paintings will be available for sale! Buy stunning artwork and support CATA artists. Every work sold provides a commission to the individual artist and supports CATA’s life-changing programs. To purchase artwork, please contact Kara Smith at

Close Up and Far Away is made possible thanks to Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and generous supporters like YOU.

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