Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Jentel Presents" March 2 in Sheridan

Spring looks like it might be coming to greet the new residents at Jentel Artist Residency in the foothills of Banner. Jentel is pleased to present this month’s multi-talented residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, March 2, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheridan College Downtown Campuson Main Street. This month’s presenters include a sculptor, a collage artist, a sound artist, a fiction writer, a printmaker and an essayist. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

Presenters include:
  • Elizabeth Emery, Cleveland Heights, OH; a sculptor, Elizabeth loves food and honors Billie Jean King and wishes she were as fit as when she raced bicycles.
  • Gail Grinnell, Seattle, WA; a collage artist, Gail’s work explores the relationship between the early reality of the body and the lightly tethered spirit.
  • Yann Novak, Los Angeles, CA; a sound artist, Yann is interested in the emotional effect audio recordings have on us.
  • Val Phillips, Gardner, CO; a fiction writer, Val has lived in England, Palestine and most recently a tipi in Southern California. She passionately loves social justice, great food and astrophysics.
  • Fanny Retsek, San Jose, CA; a printmaker, Fanny is a tiny thing in a big world. Lots of little things make up the big things. She loves that.
  • Zachary Watterson, Seattle, WA; An essayist, Zachary grew up in New York City and New Jersey and has taught prisoners in county jails and state prisons in Michigan and Washington.

    For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan College Downtown Campus, 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 www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at (307)737-2311.

    Photo (back row, left to right): Zachary Watterson, Gail Grinnell, Yann Novak; (front row, left to right): Val Phillips, Fanny Retsek, Elizabeth Emery.