Dispatches From The Outpost | Jennifer Almanza

Exhibition opening reception October 1st, 5:30 – 7:30pm at our Belmont Neighborhood Gallery. Viewable through the month by appointment or through the large gallery windows. If you’ve not yet gotten vaccinated, we thank you for not attending the opening reception.

Dispatches From The Outpost: by Jennifer Almanza The Outpost deploys Old World collections and contemporary pieces including glass, carved wood, shells, metal, animals and stranger items, some scavenged from what remains of both the natural world and supernatural worlds. The dispatches also showcase authentic evidence of the existence of rare cryptozoological and alien lifeforms.

Jennifer Almanza is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in  Theater Literature. Since graduation, She has been involved in multiple aspects of theater: actor,  director, dramaturge, scenic and costume design. She is a former member of The Los Angeles  Repertory Theater and the Foothill Theatre Company, California. She has recently done work with  Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Almanza has served as Artist-In-Residence at the Eisenhower Elementary School, Pinellas County Schools,  Florida working with Special Needs Students in the performing arts and has also served as Artist-in-Residence for the Humanities School of Beaufort County, South  Carolina, where she held Drama Classes and developed a Student Balinese Shadow Puppet  Workshop.

In South Carolina, Almanza was dramaturge for the 2002 International Milton Symposium’s United States premier production of John Milton’s The Maske sponsored by the University of South Carolina,  Beaufort. Her latest scenic work has been for Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia where we designed sets for American Buffalo, High School Musical (which she also directed), and The Memory of Water for the Live Arts 2011 season.