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April 2019

The Green River Rock & Mineral Festival (2019)

April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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, 2019 - May 5, 2019

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, 2019 - May 5, 2019

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, 2019 - June 8, 2019

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, 2019 - June 27, 2019

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, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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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September 2019

Emerging Frontier Fellowship: Dustin Hamman

September 6, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Dustin Hamman (Silver City, NM) Dustin Hamman is a musician, writer, performer and activist. He primarily creates songs and performs them live either solo (under his own name) or with one of his two bands (“Run On Sentence” & “No! Wait, Yes!”). He is currently writing a screenplay and working to expand the ways in which his music and other creative talents intermingle with various aspects of the world. What about Green River & the Frontier Fellowship excites you most?…

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Emerging Frontier Fellowship: Leah Danze

September 6, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Leah Danze, Artist (New Orleans, LA) Leah Danze is an artist from Texas. Their primary medium is acrylic paint, watercolor and India ink. Leah's creative practice informs their work as an art therapist and teaching artist. What are you most looking forward to in regards to Green River and the Frontier Fellowship? I'm looking forward to connecting with the people and land of Green River. I'm excited to collaborate and learn from those around me.

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Green River Melon Days

September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

An over 100-year tradition, Green River's Melon Days is a every third weekend in September.

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Returning Frontier Fellowship: Thomas Grant Richardson

September 20, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Thomas Grant Richardson, Ethnographer (Santa Fe, NM) 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 County Music Museum. He is currently an independent folklorist and documentarian based in Santa Fe, NM. What about Green River & the Frontier Fellowship excites you most? Everyone has a story…

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