Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" March 3 in Sheridan

Featured at Jentel Presents March 3 (left to right): Ashley Butler, Christine Bourdette, David Hicks, Lenora Ditzler, Suzanne Unrein, Mark Lavatelli

From the Jentel Foundation:

Jentel is proud to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Sheridan College Downtown Campus on North Main Street. This month’s presenters shall include a mixed media sculptor, an essayist, a mixed media painter, a fiction writer, an encaustic painter, and an abstract painter.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features slide presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Christine Bourdette, Portland, OR; A sculptor, Christine is a passionate traveler, fascinated by the mystery of individuals, the evolution of cultures and the transformative power of landscape. Ashley Butler, Austin, TX; An essayist, Ashley was born and raised in Virginia. She has a collection of essays, Dear Sound of Footstep, coming out in October 2009. Lenora Ditzler, Chicago, IL; A mixed media painter, Lenora is a painter, fisherwoman, and traveler. In between fishing jobs and travel adventures she teaches and creates art that responds to her seasonal lifestyle. David Hicks, Boulder, CO; A fiction writer, David is a native New Yorker who ten years ago saw the (sun)light and moved to Colorado. His stories have appeared in the Colorado Review and Glimmer Train. Mark Lavatelli, Buffalo, NY; Mark paints encaustic (ancient beeswax technique) tree abstractions. He lived in Dallas before Buffalo, and likes blues, golf, and teaching. He is married and has two beautiful daughters. Suzanne Unrein, New York, NY; A painter, Suzanne loves art, books, and films. She is currently working on abstracted paintings inspired by old masters. She has made films, had art in films, and recently storyboarded a film, The Open Road, with Jeff Bridges.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at the Sheridan College Downtown Campus on North Main. 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: http://www.jentelarts.org/.

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