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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

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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Frontier Fellowship: Jess Lamar Reece Holler

May 24 - June 27

Jess Lamar Reece Holler, Community-Based Folklorist & Documentary Artist (Columbus, OH) Jess Lamar Reece Holler is a community-based applied folklorist, oral historian, public historian, exhibit co-curator, and multi-media producer based in Columbus and Caledonia, OH. Her projects imagine cultural work for social change at the intersections of food, health, environmental justice, place and memory, with a particular attention to vernacular perspectives and beliefs and activism around ecology, everyday toxicity, and toxic heritages. She is the Project Director and Founder of…

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July 2019

Frontier Fellowship: Jennifer Joy Jameson & Chris Merchant

July 28 - August 25

Originally from Southern California, Jenn Joy Jameson spent a decade outside the state working as a public folklorist, collaborating with communities and cultural practitioners in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. She later moved back west to work for the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, where she manages cultural arts programs, grants, and media. Jenn often finds herself at two poles—one has her leaning more into the creative practices of a fieldworker, writer, and curator, and the other has her leaning…

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