Noblesville artist Michael Janosky has been selected as a 2018 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in-Residence.
Janosky traveled to the northwest point of the state this week and is staying there through the first week of October.
Born and raised in Michigan City, near the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan, Janosky is a 1983 graduate of Michigan City Rogers High School and a 1987 Purdue University graduate. Having resided in central Indiana for the past 15 years, Janosky is recognized for his oil on canvas depictions of the local landscape as well as dunes scenes. He is a resident studio artist at Nickel Plate Arts and a juried artist member of Indiana Artisan and the Indiana Artists Club.
According to the National Park Service website, The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in-Residence program continues a heritage of artists who were inspired by the dunes and whose work and words helped move others to preserve this special place along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
The program offers professional artists the opportunity to live along the lakeshore for two weeks, giving them uninterrupted time to create art that helps generate increased appreciation and support for the National Lakeshore.
In exchange, Janosky will donate one painting created during his stay at the park. The artwork becomes a permanent part of the park’s collection, which will be available for the public to view at art galleries and other historic locations.
“The purpose of my residency is to reconnect with the landscape of my youth, immerse myself in the dunes environment, gather reference material and create a body of work influenced by the experience,” Janosky said. “For the past 15 years, my subjects have mostly been of the central Indiana landscape. For most summers during this time, I have enjoyed several short visits to the dunes, providing inspiration and photographs which allowed me to create a body of work of the area. I (will enjoy visiting) the National Lakeshore with a singular purpose and focus to expand on this body of work. I am honored that one of my paintings will become part of the park’s permanent collection.”
Janosky’s work can be viewed and purchased at his Noblesville studio at Nickel Plate Arts as well The Hoosier Salon Gallery in the Carmel Arts & Design District and The Indiana Artisan Store. For more, visit MichaelJanoskyStudio.com.