Stephanie Award Recipient
About the Artist: Jon Leverentz has been an artist for most of his life, using acrylic and oil paints to create his artwork. He is inspired by nature and likes painting outdoor scenery. Jon’s insignia for all his paintings includes a “G” for God and his initials. He includes a “G” because through everything God has helped him, especially in his painting. At the time of this reception, Jon is supported by Hammer Residences.
- Jon Leverentz: The Soul of an Artist (video)
- The authors of Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity, and Visual Impairment briefly discuss Jon's artistic contributions despite his multiple disabilities.
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.