I am finishing up a fantastic month long artist residency at Jentel, in Banner, Wyoming. Prior to the residency I hiked for 306 miles from the Mexican boarder north along the pacific crest trail. This hike, along with the topographical trail maps, journal entries, and correspondence with family and friends has inspired a new body of work that I have begun at Jentel. I am excited to share it with people.
If you haven’t had a chance to go see Annie Varnot’s installation “Oh Varian Sea,” at Rockland Center for the Arts, in the exhibition, “Flowers Follies, and Other Rites of Spring,” I highly recommend it. The show is fantastic. I hope to post images of the work soon.
Come mid April Annie Varnot will be packing her bags for two months to go out west. She will be meeting artist and adventurer, Christy Georg, to hike the southern portion of the Pacific Crest Trail for three weeks. Following her hike, she will travel to Banner, Wyoming, where she will explore her drinking straw work at Jentel Artist Residency.