—Maria Sykes – Epicenter Principal of Arts & Culture
Photo: Still frame from the Summer Summit 2013 video by 2012 Frontier Fellow Nick Zdon.
Over the years Epicenter has received support from countless individuals, foundations, and entities. One faithful stream of support has come from our Frontier Fellows who come from all around the world to lend their enthusiasm and talents to Epicenter’s daily practice in Green River. Thanksgiving seems like the perfect day to thank our Frontier Fellows and make a special announcement (more on that below). Thank you to our 50+ Frontier Fellows who have contributed 8,000+ hours to Epicenter through leading workshops, exploring and documenting the region, and generating work that is informed by Green River’s history, people, and the surrounding desert landscape. The Fellowship has featured graphic designers, visual artists, architects, sound artists, a doctor, printers, musicians, cooks, explorers, photographers, organizers, social practice artists, educators, curators, filmmakers, collaborators, writers, a poet, historians, illustrators, and more.
We’re excited to announce that we are celebrating the fifth year of the Fellowship through an exhibition in early 2016! The upcoming exhibition is a retrospective reflecting on the arc of the Frontier Fellowship and will feature work created by Fellows during their respective residencies in Green River. The exhibition will be housed in the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City from March 18 – May 13, 2016; please save the date of March 18, 2016, for an opening reception.
This exhibition is made possible through a partnership with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
What to be a Frontier Fellow? Instructions to apply are here. All applications are due in-hand at 9AM on December 7, 2015.