Ingrid Hansen

Stephanie Award Recipient

Interact Center Exhibit
January-April 2017

Ingrid Hansen (center, red sweater) accepting the Stephanie Award with most of the Changing Landscapes Committee members at the closing reception on March 31, 2017

Ingrid Hansen, "Llamas and Cliff"


About the Artist: Ingrid Hansen was born in San Diego, California, and has been creating art all her life. Her journey of recovery from illness led her to Minnesota, and she joined Interact in 1997. Ingrid has acted in several Interact theater productions but now dedicates her creativity to her work in visual arts. Ingrid has been making art since she was 9 years old. Ingrid’s works in pencil on paper and her paintings in acrylic all share the same dedication to detail and realism while playing with the bounds of color and composition. She enjoys working in a wide variety of mediums focusing on imagery of animals primarily. One of her main drives is her curious nature and willingness to explore while maintaining an open mind.

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.