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Pearl Baker Park Soft Opening

Though not yet complete, Epicenter invited the local community of Green River to celebrate the progress made thus far on the new Pearl Baker Park on the evening of July 20th, 2022. Epicenter’s Executive Director Maria Sykes welcomed the over 60 residents and visitors of all ages in attendance at the park celebration, oriented them …

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Time to Glow Up!

Every few years Epicenter is fortunate enough to receive support to improve upon our very first project— the much beloved Epicenter building. Over the next year, we have some modest plans to make our facility even more safe, welcoming, accessible, and sustainable! Donate here to support our Glow Up*! Phase I : Front Facade – …

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Join Our Team!

Epicenter currently has two exciting opportunities to join our team— either for 8-weeks this summer or for a full year. AmeriCorps Service: Serve at Epicenter and/or PACT for one full year and help local citizens live their best lives. Apply ASAP. Positions will remain open until filled. Go here for more info and application instructions. …

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Our 2020 Annual Report

To say that 2020 was an unprecedented year would be quite the understatement. Regardless, we endured. After all, Epicenter is a non-profit that was founded during the great recession and in an isolated town of 952 people; we know how to pivot and adapt. Please view our 2020 Annual Report for all the exciting details!

Why This Place?

After over a decade of practice, Epicenter is curating reflections, criticisms, and examinations of our interdisciplinary design practice into a formal publication with the working title of Why This Place?: A Future-Forward Retrospective. In addition to our own writings, the collective publication will consist primarily of content generated by collaborators near and far, and explore …

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Meet Frontier Fellow Tadd Mecham

Photo: Melon Days 2019 photo booth. L to R: Ty, Tadd Mecham, Justin Queen, Maria Sykes, Sarah Burnett.  Grace Whatley: Hi Tadd! We’re so excited to safely resume the Frontier Fellowship after a long COVID hiatus, and with you, nonetheless! In a few sentences, can you tell readers a little bit about yourself? Where are …

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Rural and Proud T-shirt

New merch: Athena shirt

In addition to printing a new color of our current “Rural And Proud” classic t-shirt, we commissioned artist Megan Urban to design a limited edition shirt for Epicenter. Her explanation of the mysterious design: The patch-style of design is inspired by the Green River Launch Complex. I knew that there are some amazing patches for …

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