"Jentel Presents" at Sheridan College
Uncategorized | October 24, 2007
From a press release from Lynn Reeves at the Jentel Foundation:
Current residents at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner will be featured in an event open to the public at Sheridan College, Tuesday, November 6th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features slide presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
- Catherine Chung, Rockville, Md., novelist. Catherine is at work on her first novel. She has received grants from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and Lannan Foundation, and has work forthcoming in The Journal
- Susan Grabel, Staten Island, N.Y. A sculptor, Susan’s art is her activism. It is an expression of her concerns about social issues, such as consumerism, homelessness, alienation and most recently, aging women’s bodies
- Alexis Granwell, Philadelphia. An installation artist, Alexis recently received her MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She works with installation, printmaking and drawing. Her work often diagrams emotional geographies based on current psychoanalytical writing.
- Lisa Kriner, Lexington, Ky. A fiber artist, Lisa is an associate professor at Berea College in Kentucky. She likes to swim in the ocean, ski and hike. And often wonders why you would be inside when you could be outside.
- Gail Panske, Oshkosh, Wisc. A printmaker, Gail came from humble beginnings in Oshkosh. She slowly became a subversive print artist. How did this happen? Cheese, brats and beer.
- Mary Ann Larkin, Washington, D.C. A poet, Mary Ann feels that matter is what we call god so she loves flesh and the earth. This belief may be rooted in her Irish background. She just returned from 6 weeks in Greece. In the 1970s, she co-founded the Big Mama Poetry Troupe, a performance group of feminists.
For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan College Student Services Art Gallery. 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.
FMI: Lynn Reeves, 307-737-2311