Jennifer Tandoc featured artist at Sign Fest 2023
Abstract illustrator Jennifer Tandoc is the featured artist for the Seventh Annual Sign Fest, Feb. 22-24.
Tandoc will have two events open to the general public. She will present “Timeless Black Flame” Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Center, Room 225. During the hour-long presentation, “Tandoc will share her art and passion as an abstract illustrator and will talk about how deaf culture is embedded in all of her work,” said Gail Schenfisch, ASL instructor at Casper College.
Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Dick and Marialyce Tobin Visual Arts Center, Room 104, Tandoc will lead a “Make and Take — Zentangle Abstract Illustrations” workshop, where she will share her talent and passion as she encourages participants to explore their own journey into the art of Zentangle design, according to Schenfisch. All materials and supplies will be provided free of charge. Space is limited, and pre-registration by Monday, Feb. 20, is required by emailing Schenfisch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tandoc was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from the California School For the Deaf in Riverside. She then went to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York, where she obtained her Associate in art and computer design in 2002. She now resides in Austin, Texas, where she follows her passion for art and sells her artwork. Tandoc designs her beautiful abstract creations using her favorite tool, the Sakura Pigma Micron pen and usually uses sizes 03, 05, and 08.
Sign Fest 2023 features programming for over 200 students enrolled in ASL classes at Casper College, Kelly Walsh High School, Natrona County High School, and Dean Morgan Middle School. Students participate in workshops led by local Casper deaf community members. “Students come to this event with all different levels of experience in the language. Some have been studying for three weeks and some for four semesters,” noted Schenfisch. “Through signing activities, games, or formal presentations, students are engaged in language learning from deaf professionals,” she added.
Both of Tandoc’s events are free and made possible through support from the Casper College Foundation and Alumni Association, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and the Casper College ASL Club. An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided for hearing guests.
The Nolte Gateway Center and the Tobin Visual Arts Center are located on the Casper College Campus.
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