Give Get Make: INSIDE SHELTER →
givegetmake: Hey friends, Emma and I are working hard and are getting reeeeeeal excited for Give Get Make’s most recent endeavor: Shelter, an exhibition exploring home. Shelter is well under way, and we are so, so pleased with the pieces we’ve received so far. From flags to prints to photographs…
Boycotting this black day can actually be pretty rewarding. Instead of that new...– —-Blair Stapp, Past Frontier Fellow We agree, Blair. Spend your money at a local thrift store; not only will the gift be cheaper, but the money will go to a good cause (typically thrift stores fund Boys & Girls Clubs or other social services). And, then, with your savings, donate to...
We’re thankful for all of our followers, allies, and supporters today and every day. Have a wonderful day with your friends and family. Let’s get stuffed! Cheers!
Affordable Housing in Rural Utah
In addition to Epicenter, there are a two similar non-profits in Southeastern Utah that focus on building single-family detached affordable houses, Community Rebuilds (Moab) and Design Build Bluff (Bluff). We look up to both of these organizations, and, like Epicenter, they were inspired by the Rural Studio and Samuel Mockbee. Community Rebuilds is currently building their second house in Moab,...
Ghost Town Lullaby by Magpie !!! Live music tonight at Epicenter: Magpie & Bonnie Jeanne !!! Show starts at 6pm MST. This is an all ages show and family friendly event. Want to watch and listen? Message your email address to Maria for a Google+ Hangout invitation. You must be Google+ ready (plug-ins installed, camera & speakers on, etc.), and invitations are limited. ...
Frontier Fellow Report #2: Nicole Lavelle
Here is an update on my first week in Green River. Fair warning, it is lengthy. —Nicole I’ve been in Green River for eight days now. I celebrated my first week by landing myself a 24-hour flu, which a perfect excuse to spend the day in misery, watching tv on the internet and summoning Jack to bring me Theraflu and Gatorade. (Thanks, buddy.) My first day here, I jumped into a handful of...
Generation Sell →
“Nonprofits are hip.” Who knew. If you’re in a rush, just read the first page. If you have time, Lady Gaga is mentioned on page 3.
ArtPlace Letter of Inquiry due tomorrow →
ArtPlace collects funders interested in art and its potential to create vibrancy. They provide grants and loans to non-profits, governments, and even individuals. Go online today to read about ArtPlace and fill out a Letter of Inquiry! LOIs are due tomorrow. Awards last year ranged from $1 million to $63,100, with the average around $350,000. For the Epicenter, applying to ArtPlace provides an...
As you can see from Epicenter Live! (if you’re looking between 11:30 and 12:30 MST), our front glass doors are being repaired today. The 3’x8’ double glass doors are awful heavy, and due to some malfunction in the pivot point, have been dropping slightly. This has recently caused the doors to hit each other and make loud rubbing noises when closed, scaring visitors (and us, as...
Frontier Fellow Report #1: Nicole Lavelle
Photo taken in July by Nicole on her first visit to Green River. Hello. I am in Green River, Utah and it’s the beginning of November and it’s very cold. It’s also sunny, and in the mornings the sun hits the bevel on the glass door at the Epicenter and refracts a rainbow across the old wood floor. I am warm in here because I have coffee in a borrowed thermos, and I am warm out...
Epicenter! Live! →
Now you can watch us 24/7!!! Ok, maybe just Maria when she’s at her desk… and maybe just whenever the public computer isn’t “asleep.” But, hey… it’s a start! Thanks to Miles Mattison, past Frontier Fellow, for setting this up while in town for a few days. We’ll be rethinking this camera’s placement and shot, so send suggestions our way!
Today is Election Day. In Green River, today’s candidates are running for the three City Council seats that are up for election. Only one current councilman is running for re-election. Six residents are running. They include: - An independent motel owner - A new resident working with a medium sized industry recently located here - A State Trooper - The co-owner of the only grocery store...
Almanzo: Nick Zdon →
Past Frontier Fellow, Nick Zdon was gracious enough to name-drop Epicenter in a recent interview with Almanzo: Earlier this year I spent a month living in Green River, Utah as a design fellow at Epicenter, a small non-profit organization focused on community/business development, and affordable housing in Green River. That was incredibly inspiring to be a part of. To work with these people...
The Art of the Rural: Striking the Epicenter in... →
Hey, The Art of the Rural featured Epicenter on their blog today! The Art Of The Rural works to gather a variety of perspectives on the state of rural arts and culture in American life, humbly seeking to bring a variety of arts organizations, artists and media outlets into conversation. We are also concerned with how the arts can help us understand rural America in the new century: how we figure...
So, you want to be like Charity:Water? →
We don’t want to necessarily be like Charity:Water, but this article has some interesting tips for marketing your non-profit. This is a must-read for all non-profits and social designers. (via Danni Strauss)
Rural Women Rock →
Thanks to Rural Women Rock for showing off our Rural And Proud tote bags! These bags were designed and hand silkscreen printed by rural women, so there you go. If you don’t win their giveaway you can buy one here.