Monday, August 23, 2010

"Jentel Presents" Sept. 7 in Sheridan

News from the Jentel Artist Residency Program:

Hot August nights and the promise of the coming fall have welcomed the new residents to the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner. We are pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, September 7, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle, Sheridan. This month’s presenters include an installation artist, a collage artist, a poet, a painter, a biographer and a mixed media artist. “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 Conner, Vashon, WA; An installation artist, Elizabeth grew up climbing trees, fording creeks and wandering through her grandfather’s lumberyards; Julia Nelson-Gal, Palo Alto, CA; A collage artist, Julia paints, collages, does printmaking and pours resins, often beginning first with a photograph or object from the world around her; Frank Ortega, Cold Spring, NY; A poet, Frank travels much, always after truth, his constant hope that we will not be damned by our own actions as a human race; Joanne Pavlak, Seattle, WA; A painter Joanne observes nature to contemplate, to understand, to wonder and to see. That is where her art begins; Abby Santamaria, Cranbury, NJ; A biographer, Abby listens for a living, she interviews, reads private letters and has the privilege of sharing a life’s story with the world; Kathleen Yorba, Arroyo Grande, CA; A mixed media artist, Kathleen’s interests are the study of her genealogy, the idea of organic memory and the inner workings of what is fondly called the three-pound enigma (brain).

For anyone looking for a stimulating evening, come join the crowd at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. There is no admission charge for “Jentel Presents”.

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.