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May 2018

Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers

May 3, 2018 - March 30, 2019

“…Carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon.” -John Wesley Powell, August 3, 1869. Iconic Utah outfitter Ken Sleight began his river-guiding career in Glen Canyon during the mid-1950s, just as the Glen Canyon Dam blueprints jumped from the drawing board to remote desert terrain. The pulse of the Colorado River through the canyon would soon be halted by a cement…

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November 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Thomas Richardson

November 2 - November 18

Thomas Grant Richardson holds an M.A. in ethnomusicology and is currently completing his Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. He has worked for Traditional Arts Indiana, Utah Folk Arts Program, New Mexico Arts, Museum of International Folk Art, and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. He is currently an independent folklorist and documentarian based in Santa Fe, NM. "Every one has a story to tell, but not everyone is given the chance, or asked the questions they want to answer.…

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June 2019

Frontier Fellowship: Jess Lamar Reece Holler

June 28, 2019

Jess Lamar Reece Holler is a community-based applied folklorist, oral historian, public historian, exhibit co-curator, and multi-media producer based in Columbus and Caledonia, OH. Her projects imagine cultural work for social change at the intersections of food, health, environmental justice, place and memory, with a particular attention to vernacular perspectives and beliefs and activism around ecology, everyday toxicity, and toxic heritages. She is the Project Director and Founder of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s Growing Right Oral History…

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