08 Jul CELEBRATION FOR CATA’S ANNUAL ART SHOW AT THE LICHTENSTEIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2022
Contact: Chris Watford
Digital images available here
CELEBRATION FOR CATA’S ANNUAL ART SHOW AT THE LICHTENSTEIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON JULY 13
PITTSFIELD, MA—Community Access to the Arts (CATA) hosts a free celebration for I Am a Part of Art, CATA’s Annual Art Show, on Wednesday, July 13, from 5-7 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Attendees will enjoy vibrant paintings, drawings, and sculptures created by local artists with disabilities and have an opportunity to meet the artists in person. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP’s are requested at CATAarts.org/IAPOA2022. Masks are highly recommended.
“Our Annual Art Show celebration is a fun and inclusive event for art lovers of all ages,” says Margaret Keller, CATA Executive Director. “Teens and adults with disabilities from across our community have created stunning artwork for this exhibit, sharing their perspectives and artistic voices. We hope you will come to enjoy their work—and meet the artists in person! All works are available for sale, and every sale provides a commission to the individual artists. You are sure to find a piece to fall in love with!”
CATA’s Annual Art Show, I Am a Part of Art, takes place in partnership with the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA. Each work is professionally matted, framed, and available for sale, with proceeds benefiting CATA programs as well as individual artists.
CATA’s exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts runs from July 1-July 28, 2022. The gallery, located at 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District, is open Wednesday through Friday from 11-3 and by appointment. Admission is free.
CATA’s exhibit at the Clark Art Institute’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill runs from July 2 through September 5, 2022. A free “Meet the Artists” and Community Art Making event will be held on Wednesday, July 20 from 1-4pm with CATA artists in attendance. Art supplies will be available for visitors to create their own work of art inspired by the exhibit. The Lunder Center, located at 227 South Street, Williamstown, MA, is open daily from 10am-5pm. Admission to CATA’s exhibit at the Lunder Center is free.
This annual exhibition is the culmination of hundreds of visual arts workshops that CATA holds throughout the year for teens, adults, and elders with disabilities across Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Columbia County, New York. Through these year-round workshops, CATA artists with disabilities grow creatively, learn new techniques, and find community. The curated exhibit features a wide range of styles, including abstract and representational paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture, and printmaking.
I Am a Part of Art is sponsored by Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation, October Mountain Financial Advisors, Berkshire Magazine, Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters.
About Community Access to the Arts: Community Access to the Arts (CATA) nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities. Through dynamic arts workshops and public events, CATA artists tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view with the wider community. CATA collaborates with 50 partner organizations to bring visual and performing arts programs to 800 people with disabilities across Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Columbia County, New York. Learn more at CATAarts.org.