Parties & Openings
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WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
CATA Celebrates 20 Years of Making Art
Amy Krzanik reports from Lenox.
Despite the rain, spirits were high on Saturday, May 11, as Community Access to the Arts (CATA) celebrated its 20th anniversary in style at Shakespeare and Company. The night’s festivities included cocktails, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, and a dance party with DJ BFG to close out the gala. But the highlight of the evening came as 50 CATA participants took the stage at the Tina Packer Theater. Founder and Executive Director Sandra Newman (second from left, with Roselle Chartock, CATA Board President John Whalan, and Alan Chartock) spoke about the nonprofit’s mission and wonderful successes, and then let the evening’s performances speak for themselves. Both teachers and students acted, sang, rapped, tapped, danced, juggled, and serenaded their way into the hearts of the delighted audience. Congratulations, CATA, and here’s to 20 more years of helping Berkshire County’s adults with disabilities be “a part of art.”
Cory and Tony Schifano; Paula and Andy Miller with Andrew Beckwith.
Tyler Weld and daughter; Ana Suffish and CATA co-chair Linda Cooper.
Gala committee member Trisha Killeen and husband Brian Killeen; Pete and Jen Salinetti with children Noelia and Diego.