Friday, November 27, 2009

"Jentel Presents" Dec. 1 in Sheridan

Photo: Back row (left to right): Beth Loffreda, Mary Ann Peters, Mary Gaitskill, Shane Darwent. Front row (left to right) Josh Willis, Georgia Rowswell

Jentel Presents at Sheridan Stationery

East coast, west coast and two from Wyoming; Jentel welcomes the closing residents for 2009 from around the country to the foothills in Banner.

Jentel is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Main Street, Sheridan.

This month’s presenters include a photographer, a novelist, a multi genre writer, a painter, a fiber/paper artist, and an oil painter. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include: Shane Darwent, Mt. Pleasant, SC; A photographer, Shane is inspired by the landscape which is spotted with metaphors of the human existence within and is compelled to capture and share this with others; Mary Gaitskill, Red Hook, NY; A novelist, Mary taught herself how to write fiction and currently works as a writer, journalist and teacher; Beth Loffreda, Laramie; A multi genre writer, Beth is an obsessive mountain biker, loves Wyoming and only misses the Italian-Americans back home in Philadelphia; Mary Ann Peters, Seattle, WA; A painter and installation artist, Mary Beth is a jackess of all painterly trades as well as a dynamite softball pitcher; Georgia Rowswell, Cheyenne; A paper maker and fiber artist, Georgia loves to use unusual materials in her artwork. Her motto is, ’why be normal when you can be interesting!’; Josh Willis, Brooklyn, NY; An oil painter, Josh teaches and hopes one day to be a firefighter in NYC.

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan Stationery, 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 or call Jentel at (307)737-2311.