Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" in Sheridan May 6

Residents from the Jentel Artist Residency Program will be featured in an event open to the public at Sheridan Stationery, Tuesday, May 6, 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:

  • Nicholas Dumit’ Estevez, Bronx, N.Y., an interdisciplinary artist working mostly in performance art. Born in the Dominican Republic, he has exhibited and performed in the U.S. as well as internationally
  • Meredith Holch, East Hardwick, Vt., is best known for her political animation and giant puppet building. She is now translating her love of powerful visual imagery to the written page
  • Judith Hoyt, New Paltz, N.Y. is a collage artist and grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She is mostly interested in transforming recycled material into art.
  • Mitch Messina, Pittsford, N.Y. is a sculptor who began his journey with clay as a high school student. He developed an interest in industrial tools, an inspiration that still drives his art-making process
  • John Van Kirk, Huntington, W. Va. who is a former Navy helicopter pilot and an avid bird watcher and fly fisherman. John recently began studying guitar and piano. He also writes.
  • Ivette Vallejo, Philadelphia, Pa. is a painter and installation artist. Ivette finds inspiration by looking and listening to the world around her. She loves to travel.

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

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