Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" June 7 at Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan

Photo:  L to R: Rochelle Hurt, Robyn Moore, Jeff Eisenberg, Susannah Israel, Annie Varnot, Charlotte Rodenberg

Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public.  “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at SagebrushCommunityArtCenter at the Historic Train Depot on 5th and Broadway, across from The Sheridan Inn.   This month’s presenters include a painter, a poet, a contemporary ceramic critic, photographer, a mixed media artist, and a sculptor. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Jeff Eisenberg, San Francisco, CA; A painter/drawer, Jeff has been fortunate to have had a lot of different travel adventures. He has discovered he is most excited when he really gets a sense of the place he is visiting, its’ own rhythms and culture. Rochelle Hurt, Youngstown, OH; A poet, Rochelle was forged from iron ore in the steel mills of Ohio. She has since moved to North Carolina to explore the South. Susannah Israel, Oakland, CA; A contemporary ceramic critic, Susannah was raised by a writer, historian and biologist. She learned very early how important written communication can be. It links us across time and space. Robyn Moore, Cleveland, MS; A photographer/filmmaker, Robyn is originally from Virginia. She returned from Peru with many adventures to share. Charlotte Rodenberg, Portland, OR; A mixed media artist, Charlotte loves her dog, rabbit and guinea pigs. Someday outside of her studio practice, she aspires to have a rabbit refuge and a political puppet theater. Annie Varnot, Brooklyn, NY; A sculptor, Annie has run the San Francisco marathon, is currently training for the NYC marathon and has just completed a 3 week hike on the Pacific Coast Trail. This activity inspires her work.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at the SagebrushCommunityArtCenter at the Historic Train Depot, 5th and Broadway.  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 www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at (307)737-2311. 

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