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CATA and BBG Present 'Wild Findings'

CATA and BBG Present 'Wild Findings'

Rory Adams’ “Happy” (2023), acrylic on canvas. 

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) ​and Berkshire Botanical Garden​ ​​present “Wild Findings​,” a collection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and collages inspired by nature, created by artists with disabilities. The exhibition is on display at Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Leonhardt Galleries from March 1-24. 

The gallery, located at 5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge, Mass., is open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

A free, opening celebration was held on Friday, March 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

The 30-plus works featured in the exhibit were created through CATA’s year-round workshops serving children, teens and adults with disabilities. Some of the works were created on​-​site​ at Berkshire Botanical Garden​ as part of a​n ongoing​ partnership between CATA and BBG, while others were created by CATA artists ​at day programs and residences serving people with disabilities, as well as in CATA’s studios in Great Barrington. The exhibit includes botanical studies, landscapes, abstract paintings, and photographs each ranging widely in stylistic expression and scale of size. 

All works are available for sale. Every work sold provides a commission to the individual artist and supports CATA’s programs. All works are professionally matted, framed, and available for sale, with proceeds
supporting commissions for the individual artists.

Wild Findings is sponsored in part by Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters. The exhibit 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 ​and Columbia counties.

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

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