The Green River Newspaper

Epicenter invites Frontier Fellows to instigate collaborative art and design projects. The single-edition publishing project was facilitated by Frontier Fellows, Sarah Baugh and Nicole Lavelle, who worked with Green River High School students through a series of workshops to develop content for the newspaper. The paper contains 12 full-color pages and eight themed sections of content. There is also a 4-page, full-color poster insert containing content from the Green River Archives. This project was made possible through a partnership between Epicenter and the CHEER (Creating a Healthy Environment and Encouraging Respect) Coalition, and through a generous grant from the United Way of Eastern Utah. By working with the community, we worked to forge new contexts for collaborative design practice. This project served as a catalyst for community engagement and a strengthened sense of local identity in the small rural town of Green River (population 952). The people of Green River have responded favorably to the project. The paper release party was one of the most successful Green River community events in recent memory.

“I just can’t begin to tell you how proud I am.” —Pat Brady, Mayor of Green River

“Green River has never had such a positive portrayal.” —Jolene Dalton, Assistant Librarian, Green River Library

“The project was a great success.” —Conae Black, City Recorder, City of Green River.

The paper is free in Green River. Pick up your copy at Epicenter. To read more about the project, see the following posts on our blog: Introduction, Continuation, Completion.