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“Face Them” at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in June!
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature “Face Them”, a collaborative exhibit which focuses on five current topics: Animal Cruelty; Global Warming; Gun Control; Human Trafficking and Population Explosion.
The artists featured are: Barbara Arpante, Collage Artist and Curator; Peggy Braun, Photographer and Printmaker; Roselle Chartock, Writer and Educator; Thom Smith, Writer and Naturalist; John Stanmeyer, Photographer, National Geographic; Craig Walker, Photographer, The Boston Globe; with special guests The Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Cheryl Jones, 6-year-old artist Eric Nuciforo and Mass Audubon Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.
“Face Them” is sponsored, in part, by the Pittsfield Cultural Council.
I AM A PART OF ART: CATA’s Annual Art Exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in July!
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will present “I AM A PART OF ART: CATA’s Annual Art Exhibit” from July 7th to July 31st. The exhibit will be open during First Fridays Artswalk on July 7th and an opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 13th from 5 to 7 pm.
Community Access to the Arts nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.
I Am A Part of Art showcases 185 original works of art, representing more than 125 artists with disabilities. Works are professionally matted and framed, and all pieces are for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for individual artists.
The curated selections include a variety of media such as acrylic, tempera, watercolor, oil and chalk pastel, charcoal, and mixed media, and features abstract and representational paintings and drawings.
This annual exhibit is the culmination of more than 500 visual arts workshops that CATA holds throughout the year in day programs, residences, schools, elder care settings, and in the CATA Studio—all offering people with disabilities opportunities to stretch and grow creatively, learn new techniques, and find community by working side by side with others.
CATA workshops take place all across Berkshire and Columbia County, and are led by talented faculty who are also artists themselves; Jeff Gagnon, Pat Hogan, Marlene Marshall, Janice Shields, Kara Smith, Stefanie Weber, and Michael Wolski.
I Am a Part of Art is generously funded by Jim & Joan Hunter; Greylock Federal Credit Union; Frames on Wheels; The Fund for Williamstown, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and other generous supporters.