Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" Feb. 3 at Davis Gallery

Lynn Reeves keeps us posted about events at Wyoming’s Jentel Foundation:

Welcome in a new year of talented artists and writers sharing your time with the Jentel artists-in-residence. Jentel is proud to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5:30-7 p.m. at Davis Gallery’s new location, 117 North Main. This month’s presenters shall include a collage artist, a poet, a videographer, a mixed media artist, a sculptor 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: Laurie Frick, Austin, TX; Laurie is a collage artist who has made a switch from hi-technology executive to successful artist. Her work focuses on the question…can art reach into the mind and fire neurons that feel familiar of another place and time. Pilar Gomez-Ibanez, Madison, WI; Pilar is a poet whose work is influenced by the natural world. Though she admits she is happy to be in Wyoming while the rattlesnakes are hibernating. Fred Muram, Seattle; Fred is a photographer and videographer who has a severe addiction to cheese and has opposable thumbs, but no opposable toes. He is also one rubber band away from completing his collection. Chauney Peck, Seattle; Chauney works as mixed media artist whose recent travels to Central America have lead to her current work with garbage. Steve Roden, Pasadena, CA; Steve is a sound and sculpture artist. He was the lead singer of an L.A. punk band and lives in a dome-shaped house made of solid concrete. Ann Weisgarber, Sugar Land, TX; Ann is a novelist who grew up in Ohio, a place she considered boring. That wasn’t true. There was a library and that became her airport out of ‘Dullsville’.

There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents” and refreshments are available.

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: www.jentelarts.org.

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