Reach, Inc. Beneficiary of Local Artist’s Generosity

Monday Apr. 1st, 2024

Committed to giving back to her community, mixed media creator, and this month’s Bozeman Magazine cover artist, Shirley Robinette has generously donated her art to several local non-profit organizations including Reach, Inc. Shirley has been involved with Reach for several years, contributing art for fundraisers. Reach’s mission to empower the people they serve to attain their individual goals and aspirations really resonates with her.

It’s intriguing to observe the parallels between Shirley’s art and the mission of Reach. Beginning with a white sheet of paper, she adds color before deconstructing it through cuts or tears, only to reconstruct the fragments into captivating images. Similarly, the lives of individuals with disabilities may have started out as uncomplicated as the painted paper, yet were soon complicated by the weight of limitations and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Enter Reach, Inc., a beacon of assistance, gathering these shattered pieces and offering pathways to transform their existence into something profoundly beautiful.

Executive Director Dee Metrick says of Shirley’s donations and generosity: “Shirley has been an integral part of the success of our art auction and our clients. Her thirteen years of generosity, her willingness to share her artistic talents, and her ideas for enhancing our event have all enabled us to continually grow our art auction, recruit high quality artists to our event, and enjoy her exceptional art. Our clients, and our organization, are better because of her assistance with our mission.”

ERA Landmark is hosting an art show and reception featuring Shirley’s work during the month of April. Shirley will donate 20% of the proceeds to Reach, and ERA Landmark will price match up to $250! The reception will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, from 5-7pm.

For more information, you may contact Shirley at and find her art at

Reach Inc. has been providing services to adults with developmental disabilities since 1974. They are a 501(c)3 organization, find more information about Reach, Inc. and their 50th anniversary celebration at You may also join Shirley and ERA in supporting Reach by sending your tax-deductible donations to Reach, Inc., Attn: Jacy Widhalm, 322 Gallatin Park Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715.