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May 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Wendy Wischer

May 5, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Born in Wisconsin 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, UT. She received an MFA from Florida State University (1995) and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (1993). With a focus on artwork in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, to video, sound and public works. Much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between the intrinsic history of working with nature and the cutting edge of New Genre…

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June 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Katie Hargrave

June 8, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Katie Hargrave is a professor of art and the Foundations Coordinator at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Her work has been shown at DIY spaces, commercial galleries, non-profits, and festivals, including Proof Gallery in Boston; Gallerie Analix in Geneva, Switzerland; the Manifesta Biennial in Murcia, Spain; the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, to name a few. She is a member of the collaborative groups “The Think Tank that has yet to be named” and “Like Riding a Bicycle.” She’s interested…

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July 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Dasha & Jonathan

July 12, 2018 - August 16, 2018

Dasha Bulatova and Jonathan Herrera join Epicenter for one month for our inaugural Emerging Frontier Fellowship. Dasha Bulatova is a poet living in Oakland, CA. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently an MFA student at the San Francisco State University. Her work intends to examine and interweave the poetics of space, ecology, and narrative. She believes poetry is an essential element of placemaking and a deliberate means of settling into a…

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October 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Jacob Kahn (session 2 of 2)

October 15, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Jacob Kahn is a poet originally from the Rocky Mountains. Currently, he is a bookseller and managing editor at Wolfman Books in Oakland, CA. The author of a poetic guidebook, “A Circuit of Yields: Conventional Wisdom for Giants” (Wolfman, 2014), and the chapbook, “Lowest Common Denominator” (Schoolprinter, 2017), he regularly contributes to Full Stop; other work can be found online. "I am very excited to be back in Green River and reconnect to a place I often went (very fondly)…

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November 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Thomas Richardson

November 2, 2018 - November 18, 2018

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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February 2019

Frontier Fellowship: Jenn Emerling

February 25 - March 25

Jennifer Emerling, Visual Storyteller (California) Jennifer Emerling is an independent visual storyteller specializing in travel, editorial, and documentary photography. Jenn’s long-term work seeks to understand how identity, personal memories, the history of Westward Expansion and tourism intersect with cultivating feelings of awe, wonder, wildness, and love. Her calling card is her saturated, otherworldly perspective—using a documentary approach combined with magic realism, she mindfully works in the pursuit of joy, highlighting the uniquely American experience that’s both familiar and slippery in…

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April 2019

The Green River Rock & Mineral Festival (2019)

April 5 - April 7
John Wesley Powell River History Museum Green River, Utah 84525 + Google Map
Free

In partnership with the City of Green River, the second annual Green River Rock & Mineral Festival is scheduled for the weekend of April 5-7, 2019. Go to greenriverrocks.com for an up-to-date schedule including all field trips. The festival is made possible by Epicenter, Alison Jean Cole, the City of Green River, Emery County Travel Board, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Rebecca Hunt-Foster, Jim Kirkland, Kevin Bylund, Greg McDonald, Tim Riley, J. W. Powell River History Museum, Robber’s Roost Motel, and the…

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Emerging Frontier Fellowship: Sarah Burnett

April 5 - May 5

Sarah Burnett, Artist (Green River, UT) Sarah Burnett is a photographer and artist. 10 years ago, Sarah found herself wandering aimlessly and was told to find a hobby. After hearing negative commentary about her hometown (Green River, Utah), she wanted others to see the beauty she saw. Sarah took up photography and started posting them on Facebook. Soon all her friends were checking her newsfeed for the next picture and asking where these landscapes and wildflowers were located and to…

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Emerging Frontier Fellowship: Summer Orr

April 5 - May 5

Summer Orr, Artist (Reno, NV) Summer Orr is a 22-year-old multimedia artist working out of the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is primarily interested in creating animal forms that transfer between various mediums, often clay, paper or skin. These forms examine personal experience/memory but have a penchant for the flora and fauna of the desert where she has lived most of her life. Predator/prey based imagery is often used in current works, playing with metaphor as well as exploring human social…

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May 2019

Frontier Fellowship: Calista Lyon

May 10 - June 8

Calista Lyon, Artist (Columbus, OH) Calista Lyon is a visual artist living and working in Columbus, Ohio. Her research lives at the intersection of non-human and human worlds in our time of climate breakdown, prompting questions around human response-ability and care. In 2006, she earned a Diploma of Art in Applied Photography from Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia. Relocating to the United States in 2012 she earned a BA in Studio Art at California State University, Los Angeles. Presenting a solo exhibition…

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