Wyoming Arts Council

Jentel Presents Aug. 4 at Sheridan Stationery

Press release from the Jentel Artist Residency Program:

Summer heats up and so do the talents of the new residents at Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner. Jentel is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, August 4, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery. This month’s presenters include a mixed media artist, a multiple genre writer, a poet/musician, a photographer/videographer, an oil painter, and an acrylic painter. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Tori Ellison, Seattle; Tori is a mixed media artist interested in the process and structures of nature, Asian art and puppetry. She spent many summers as a child in the three-corners region. Kelly Madigan Erlandson, Lincoln, NE; Kelly is a multiple genre writer and has developed a psychological theory about the significance of a person’s first memory. She might be willing to analyze yours. Heidi Hart, Salt Lake City; Heidi is a poet and musician and is exploring the act of listening as a way to gather material for her creative work. Patricia McInroy, Albuquerque; Patricia is a photographer/videographer who grew up in Wyoming and previously worked as a photojournalist for the Casper Star-Tribune. Currently she makes experimental videos, teaches and talks about snow fences to anyone who will listen. Melanie Vote, Brooklyn, NY; Melanie is an oil painter and uses straightforward realism to depict middle-American landscapes, creates surprise by transposing existing landmarks with monolithic iconography, asking what might our culture leave behind. Nathan Wasserbauer, Astoria, NY; Nathan is an acrylic painter who has learned about history, mythology, philosophy mixed with comic books, cartoons and sci-fi. He is excited to be a part of a new generation of artists visualizing this unique cultural experience.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan Stationery. 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.

Photo: Front: Patricia McInroy; Center (l to r): Heidi Hart, Tori Ellison, Nathan Wasserbauer, Kelly Madigan Erlandson; Back: Melanie Vote

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