Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" at Sheridan Library March 4

Press release from the Jentel Artist Residency Program:

East Coast wordsmiths and West Coast artists are gathering together at the Sheridan Public Library Inner Circle for this month’s “Jentel Presents.” The diverse group of creative people from the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner will be featured in this free public event on Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7 p.m. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features slide presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include:

  • Liz Ahl, Plymouth, N.H. A poet, Liz’s recent obsessions include, but are not limited to: D.B. Cooper, the Apollo Space Program, poker, setting type and the function of “spectacle” in our culture.
  • Sophie McManus, Brooklyn, N.Y. A fiction writer, Sophie has spent her whole life in cities and is excited to be in Wyoming. When not writing, she is most often exploring new places by bicycle.
  • Jonathan Marshall, Austin, Texas. A multimedia artist, Jonathan enjoys drawing, traveling, cycling and all adventures, great or small.
  • Karmen Polydorou, Buffalo, N.Y. A photographer, Karmen was born in Greece and feels she had had the opportunity to discover different aspects of herself by living in another country.
  • Guenevere Schwien, Prunedale, Calif. A painter, Guenevere illustrates motorcycles in a fun, bold, colorful way.

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 jentel@jentelarts.org

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