Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentel Presents" Oct. 2 in Sheridan

From a Jentel press release:

A broad range of artists and writers compose the current group of artistic talents together in a presentation at Sheridan Stationery, 206 North Main, Sheridan, for this month’s ” Jentel Presents.” Current residents at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner will be featured in an event open to the public at Sheridan Stationery, Tuesday, Oct. 2 , 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:

Aimee Lee, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. Aimee, a book artist, was born in New York and has studied a variety of dance as well as trapeze, papermaking, meditation and yoga

Marianne Barcellona, N.Y. Marianne, whose passion is painting, was a successful magazine photographer traveling 21 countries and participating in many humanitarian endeavors

Belinda Nicoll, Raleigh, N.C. Belinda is a freelance writer and life coach/trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She and her husband share a keen interest in cultural diversity. They have traveled and worked in South Africa, America, Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Mexico as well as Mauritius, Phuket, The Camares, St. Thomas, and St. John

Christina Petrone, Kingston, N.Y. Chris spends most of her days managing the print shop and papermaking studios at a non-profit artists’ workspace in upstate New York. She is excited to be miles away for a month, having her first residency experience at Jentel. She plays the accordion and eats avocados as much as possible.

Nancy Sirkis, N.Y. Nancy, a photographer, believes that most of her photographs never happened, at least not in the same moment; but they tell a story, depicting the ambience and mood of the small, American towns that she is photographing

Joana Varawa, Lanai, Hawaii. Joana is a hula dancer, chanter, artist, dog walker and a professional writer. Her latest book tells the story of her meeting and marriage to a Fijian fisherman half her age (still married after 20 years!). Her first book, Mind in the Waters, influenced a generation of writers and is considered a classic.

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.

FMI: Lynn Reeves 307-737-2311, jentel@jentelarts.org

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