Wyoming Arts Council

"Jentels Presents" at Sheridan College Main Street campus on Aug. 5

From Lynn Reeves at Jentel:

The Jentel Artist Residency Program is proud to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, August 5th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Sheridan College Main Street Campus, 171 North Main. This months presenters include a sculptor/papermaker, an oil painter, a water based painter, a poet, a poet/publisher, and an installation/video artist. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features slide presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Melissa Craig, Chicago, IL; Melissa is a sculptor in handmade paper, and a book and installation artist, often combining these disciplines. Her current work is based on a recent research trip to Scotland; Jennifer Mazza, Newark, NJ; In Jennifer’s small figurative oil paintings it is as if a layer of skin has been peeled back, revealing not only the blood and bone beneath, but an emotional core; Nina Rizzo, Dekalb, IL; Nina works in water based media. Her work uses this liquid material exploration to examine how we understand space and the experience of viewing paintings; Andrés Rodríguez, Kansas City, MO; A poet, Andrés can’t express the anticipation he feels to walk the Wyoming countryside (another world to him), hoping to get a sense of what life is here; Ravi Shankar, Chester, CT; Ravi has sold knives, traveled on four continents, chanted Sanskrit mantras, scored hat tricks, published award-winning collections of poetry and founded an international online journal of the arts, Drunken Boat. He does not play the sitar; Robin Starbuck, New York, NY; Robin’s current studio orientation is in installation with aspects of time based media, sculpture, and comic image painting.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan College Main Street Campus, 171 North Main Street. 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 http://www.jentelarts.org.

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