Madison Arts Commission
<i>Begonias</i> by Janis Nussbaum Senungetuk
The Madison Arts Commission has announced Janis Nussbaum Senungetuk as this year's recipient of its annual Signature Grant in support of new work. Known for her predisposition toward intense color, Senungetuk produces photographic prints, altered digital photographs and mixed-media drawings.
The $2,673 grant is awarded in support of "Bold Visions," an exhibit of 10 new floral and garden images captured with natural light and high contrast. Scheduled for exhibition in December at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the prints are to be rendered in a manner that is optically accessible to a visually impaired audience. Senungetuk is herself visually impaired.
In the commission's press release announcing the award, she is quoted as saying she selected the venue because it is where she "encountered a dedicated group of people who have chosen to support the use of creativity to overcome the challenges faced by living with vision loss and impairment."
More information about Senungetuk's grant is available from the Madison Arts Commission.