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November 2017

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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Frontier Fellowship: Jason Dilworth

November 26, 2017 - December 20, 2017

Jason Dilworth joins Epicenter as a Frontier Fellow from November 26 - December 20, 2017. Jason Dilworth has a BFA in Visual Communication from Weber State University (Ogden, UT) and a MFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth (Richmond, VA). His art and practice reflect a love of geology, history, and ecology. He has collaborated with artists and designers in Sweden, Iceland, Nepal, and Germany. Jason is a co-founder of the collective Designers & Forests. "I’m most excited about being…

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December 2017

Light the Night

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Light the Night is a community-wide light parade and holiday programming that Epicenter helped start in 2015. The light parade, which never disappoints, features locally designed, decorated, and driven creations starts at 7 pm and runs from east to west on Main Street. Programming, typically showcasing local singers and dancers, is held shortly after in the recreational building at the corner of Pearl and Main streets, next to the Green River Bible Church. Light (often warm and sweet) refreshments are…

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February 2018

Frontier Fellowship: Jamie Horter

February 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Jamie Horter is a rural advocate, community artist, and community coach based in Lyons, NE (pop.851). She created her first public work when she was commissioned at the age of 10 to paint a mural in the elementary hallway of her hometown school. Then and now, her works are inclusive and community centered, often placing rural citizens in the design process as co-creators. Jamie’s work is multidisciplinary in scope and her work is informed by a personal history of eclectic…

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March 2018

Designing Our Futures

March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Step into the year 2039 and imagine our futures. Vote for the version you hope to see, explore futuristic objects, snap a souvenir photo, and consider your own role in shaping your community's destiny. "Our Futures" Exhibition Preview Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), ACME Lab: 5PM "Designing Our Futures" Artist Talk Ryan Baxter, Bryan Brooks, Jarod Hamm & Maria Sykes UMFA, Katherine W. & Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium: 7PM

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Our Futures

March 2, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Epicenter has been invited by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to co-create an exhibition (ACME Lab) and K-12 programming (ACME Session) as a part of their Art. Community. Museum. Education. ("ACME") outreach initiative. ACME is dedicated to rethinking the public role of museums and to transform how the UMFA connects with, engages, and learns from the community. Located in the UMFA Emma Eccles Jones Education Center, the ACME Lab is an exhibition space for art experimentation and exploration. Visitors…

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Our Futures Exhibit at UMFA

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 am - June 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Free

Epicenter has been invited by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to co-create an exhibition (ACME Lab) and K-12 programming (ACME Session) as a part of their Art. Community. Museum. Education. ("ACME") outreach initiative. ACME is dedicated to rethinking the public role of museums and to transform how the UMFA connects with, engages, and learns from the community. Located in the UMFA Emma Eccles Jones Education Center, the ACME Lab is an exhibition space for art experimentation and exploration. Visitors…

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The Green River Rock & Mineral Festival 2018

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

In partnership with the City of Green river, the second annual Green River Rock & Mineral Festival is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of March 23-25, 2018. Visit greenriverrocks.com for more information. The first festival was made possible through support from The National Endowment for the Arts, Emery County Travel Board, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, City of Green River, J. W. Powell River History Museum, Robber’s Roost Motel, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, Alison Jean Cole, Lisa Ward, Anna Evans, Jim…

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May 2018

Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers

May 3, 2018 - March 23, 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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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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