Stephanie Award Recipient
About the Artist: Jonathan Culbertson is a skilled photographer who specializes in nature, portrait, and event photography. Jonathan lives with Autism and other disabilities which have added strength to his work. He uses his unique view of the world to inspire others through his art.
Jonathan especially enjoys photographing nature. He fell in love with photography at a young age when he was given his mother’s digital camera at Yellowstone National Park (it was supposed to keep him from being antsy with the hours in a car). Jonathan continued photographing in high school and college, and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging from Minneapolis Community Technical College.
In his nature photographs, Jonathan wants to reveal the intimacy and majesty of creation. Come visit his exhibit in Pattee Hall to be transported to the grand vistas of Colorado, to feel the electricity in the air as a thunderstorm grows around a mountain peak, and to feel the curiosity of the chipmunk that cautiously approaches.
See more about Jonathan Culbertson and his art at http://www.jonathanculbertson.com/.
About the Stephanie Award
The Stephanie Award is offered through the The Stephanie Evelo Fund for Art Inclusion, a fund that supports activities at the Institute on Community Integration that recognize and promote artwork created by people with disabilities. The fund was established by Sheryl and David Evelo in partnership with the Institute to remember their daughter Stephanie, a gifted artist and dedicated Institute employee and colleague. The Stephanie Award is offered to the favored individual artist in an ART for ALL exhibit. See more at the Stephanie Award.