Aarti Jitendra

Stephanie Award Recipient

Partnership Resources Exhibit
January-March 2018

Pastel drawing entitled Cats II by Aarti Jitendra.
Cats II, pastel drawing by Aarti Jitendra

Artist's Statement: “Cats!” This is Aarti’s immediate reply when asked, “What do you like to paint?” The genuine smile on Aarti’s face reflects the delight which she approaches her art with. This delight shows in her paintings, drawings and pastel work of cats. “This is good. It’s beautiful.”

Many thanks to Partnership Resources, Inc., arts educator Candice Simpson, and Aarti's family for supporting her creativity.

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.