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May 2017

Frontier Fellowship: Erika Lynne Hanson

May 2, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Erika Lynne Hanson creates weavings, videos, and installations that connect diverse materials, histories, and places. Running through her work is a concern with the idea of landscape; specifically how landscape exists, by definition, as a view or representation—a space or scene that can never be reached physically.

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Iowa State University Student Research Visit

May 20, 2017 - May 29, 2017
June 2017

Piney Wood Atlas Visit Green River

June 4, 2017 - June 6, 2017

Piney Wood Atlas is a collaboration between Alicia Toldi and Carolina Porras. We are two artists visiting and cataloguing small and emerging artist residencies across the country. Our project is an ongoing process that will continually contribute to a multimedia tour log of our travels and findings, and help connect the dots between artists and artist residencies.

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Rural Arts and Culture Summit

June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Morris, MN
The Rural Arts and Culture Summit gathers rural artists, arts organizations and community leaders to highlight arts-based strategies to rural community and economic development.

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July 2017

Neskaupstaður Residency

July 17, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Epicenter Principal Maria Sykes has been invited to reside in Neskaupstaður (pop. 1400), Iceland, for one month as a designer-in-residence working alongside local residents, visiting designers, and regional Austurland (East Iceland) partners. This residency is the continuation of a long-term relationship and a continued exchange amongst rural practitioners and residents.

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September 2017

Frontier Fellowship: Caitlin Denny

September 15, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Archivist/Filmmaker, Los Angeles, California
Caitlin Denny is a new media curator, filmmaker, and recent graduate of UCLA’s Master of Library and Information Science program with a focus on media archives.

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Melon Days

September 15, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Melon Days is an annual festival held in September for over 100 years in the town of Green River, Utah, home of delicious watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, and more. Look for Epicenter amongst the vendors in the park where we'll be selling Green River flags and hosting a story-sharing (audio and visual) booth!

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Frontier Fellowship: Tristan Wheelock

September 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Photographer/Filmmaker, St. Petersburg, Florida
Tristan Wheelock is a Florida based freelance photographer who specializes in documentary, travel, and portraiture. He discovered photography shortly after college during an assignment that had him crossing the U.S. while living in a van with a street magician. Serendipity led him to India and he's been traveling ever since.

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November 2017

Rural-To-Rural Exchange: Lyons, NE

November 19, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Taking advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday break, AmeriCorps VISTA Jarod Hamm and Epicenter Principal Maria Sykes will be traveling by train to Nebraska to visit The Center for Rural Affairs (Director: Brian Depew) and Jamie Horter (rural artist, M12 cohort member, and future Epicenter Frontier). During their week in Lyons (and surroundings), Maria and Jarod will engage in a rural-to-rural exchange through a presentation for local leaders, conversations, a walking feedback tour of Lyons, and by gathering lessons learned in…

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Epicenter Closed: Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 - November 27, 2017

To give our staff and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer time with friends and family, Epicenter will be closed November 22-26, 2017. We will reopen on November 27, 2017, at 9:00 am.

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