Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" April 7 in Sheridan

March-April Jentel residents (left to right): Rebecca Hall, Kelly Luce, Emma Tapley, Robert Yoder, Laura Scandrett, Megan Biddle (snow man’s name is Oscar)

From the Jentel Artists Residency Program:

Jentel is proud to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at Sheridan Stationery, 206 North Main, Sheridan. This month’s presenters include an installation artist, a short story writer, a charcoal artist, a collage artist, an oil painter and a novelist. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features slide presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Megan Biddle, Croton-on-Hudson, NY; a sculptor and installation artist, Megan weaves her work through the field of glass. She traveled extensively in India recently; Rebecca Hall, Austin, TX; a novelist, Rebecca has degrees in creative writing, architecture and psychology. She is currently on work on a novel set in Macedonia; Kelly Luce, Woodside, CA; a fiction writer, Kelly’s collection of stories set in Japan merges the fantastical with the literary in the same way that Japan’s modernity is indelibly linked to its traditional past. She keeps a hula hoop in her car; Laura Scandrett, Santa Fe, NM; using charcoal on paper, Laura makes large scale drawings. Many years ago she lived as a vagabond for a year to raise her two puppies full time. It became an art project; Emma Tapley, NYC; a painter using oils on clay panels, Emma is also a photographer. She is a native New Yorker, runs a high-end decorative painting business and is an avid runner; Robert Yoder, Seattle, WA; A collage artist, Robert grew up in Virginia, has lived in normal and interesting places and hopes to travel to Denmark.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at the Sheridan Stationery on North Main. There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents” and refreshments are available.

The Jentel Foundation offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. While at Jentel, visual artists and writers have the opportunity to experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.

The Jentel Artist Residency Program accepts applications twice a year from visual artists in all media and writers in all genres for a one-month residency. A residency includes a comfortable accommodation; common living, dining and recreation areas; a private workspace and a stipend to help defray expenses during the program. For more information please visit
http://www.jentelarts.org/ or call Jentel at (307)737-2311.

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