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January 2020

Frontier Fellowship: Sam Cox

January 31, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Sam Cox, Graphic Designer & Filmmaker (Raleigh, NC) Sam Cox’s work investigates the ways our beliefs and identities are shaped by the places we inhabit. His work is a theoretical and personal response to hyper-individualistic and transient American culture. He is fascinated by geography, Eastern Christian mysticism, indigenous cultures, maps, and the desert. He hopes to live, die, and be buried on the same piece of land. His current film, New Men, chronicles the life of a Russian Orthodox Monastery…

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March 2020

Frontier Fellowship: Erin Elder

March 13, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Erin Elder, Artist (Albuquerque, NM) Erin Elder is an independent artist and curator guided by interests in land use, experimental collaboration, and non-traditional modes of expression. Her research-driven projects take highly participatory forms, working with a broad definition of art to bring audiences into a direct experience of particular places. Underscoring Erin’s work is a commitment to the creative process and to artists. From 2009 - 2013, she cooperatively founded and directed PLAND, an off-the-grid residency program near Tres Piedras,…

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May 2020

Untitled Exhibit

May 15, 2020 - July 3, 2020
Rio Gallery, 300 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
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Rio Gallery (300 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) May 15 - July 3, 2020 Artists Katie Hargrave and Meredith Lynn are interested in ways people connect themselves to the natural world. Using installation and new media, we explore how relationships to the landscape are mediated by tools like cameras and vehicles as well as entities like the National Park Service. Through their work they consider how these enable a connection to the outdoors while defining the…

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June 2020

Frontier Fellowship: Erin Mallea

June 12, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Erin Mallea, Artist (Pittsburgh, PA) Erin Mallea is a multidisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her art practice is rooted in a generative research process in which she maps social dynamics and politics embedded within relationships to land and the environment. Working in video, sculpture, and photography, Erin often collapses natural and national history to examine taxonomies and systems of producing knowledge, national memory, and ideology within natural and cultural landscapes. She enacts a methodology of site-specific fieldwork that is…

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July 2020

Frontier Fellowship: Sophie Macguire

July 24, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Sophie Maguire (Vancouver, BC) Originally from New York and having spent much of her life in the American northeast Sophie Maguire now resides in Vancouver, BC. A choreographer and landscape designer working at the intersection of drawing, history, and performance Sophie is currently a project designer at PFS Studio, an adjunct professor at UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture and a choreographer/ maker. Her research spans an array of topics including the informal design of adventure playground in the…

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September 2021

Supper Club: Melon Days Edition

September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Epicenter, 180 S Broadway
Green River, UT 84525 United States
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Supper Club is back! 6:00 - Artist talk by Blanca Villalobos (Epicenter Frontier Fellow) -blancasvillalobos.com Join Epicenter for a hang with friends from Green River, Moab, Helper, and beyond. All ages are welcome! BYOB & snacks (in non-COVID times, we would provide!) BYO Melon & carving tools if you want to enter the Melon Days melon carving contest on Saturday. Contact us if you need suggestions on where to camp or stay: frances@ruralandproud.org See melon-days.com for full weekend's schedule. COVID-precautions: Hand sanitizer…

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Frontier Fellowship: Blanca Villalobos

September 18, 2021 - October 18, 2021

Blanca S. Villalobos, Cultural Worker + Artist (Beaumont, CA) A proud, queer daughter of immigrants, Blanca S. Villalobos (they/she) holds ancestral connections in Jalisco, MX, home to the Wixarika people, and was raised on the ancestral lands of the Cahuilla & Yuhaviatam/Maarenga'yam people in the San Gorgonio Pass of Southern California. A lover of deserts and mountains, they spent the majority of their twenties in the Pacific Northwest organizing cultural happenings with and for communities of color while simultaneously developing…

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October 2021

“Why This Place?” Publication Discussion

October 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom link to be added soon. Designer and Epicenter executive director, Maria Sykes, designer Frances Erlandson, designer Jason Dilworth, illustrator Summer Orr, and rural advocate Jamie Horter, will host a virtual panel discussion exploring the unique process of the forthcoming publication: a collection of reflections, criticisms, and examinations of the last decade of interdisciplinary creative work in rural Utah. The team will share a behind-the-scenes look at their experience collaborating during a pandemic, using platforms such as Zoom and collaborative…

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March 2022

2022 Spring Summit

March 30 - April 1
Epicenter, 180 S Broadway
Green River, UT 84525 United States
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Epicenter’s Summits bring creative practitioners together for a few days of fellowship and conversation over shared meals, performances, installations, and community service projects. Epicenter's third Summit will be held on March 30 - April 1, 2022, and is invite-only. Speakers, featured artists, and participants include but are not limited to Joseph Kunkel & Matt Smith (MASS Design), Ashley Hanson, Amy Jorgenson, Katie Boué, Chip Thomas ("Jetsonorama"), and Ken Layne. Stay tuned for more! Follow along with #ComeHomeToGreenRiver. Email mariaruralandproud.org for…

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April 2022

Green River Rocks!

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - April 3 @ 3:00 pm
John Wesley Powell River History Museum Green River, Utah 84525 + Google Map

Green River Rocks (formerly the "Rock & Mineral Festival") is a free, educational event that is open to the public. Hosted annually in early Spring in Green River, Utah, this three day long festival features guests speakers, field trips led by regional experts, and a pop-up market. Visit the event website for up-to-date information!   https://vimeo.com/218842984  

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