Arts & Culture Experience (ACE)

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The Epicenter is located in Green River, Utah, and we are “Rural and Proud.” To accentuate Green River’s rural pride and pioneering spirit, we provide housing and business resources and promote the arts. A passionate, multidisciplinary team of young professionals, we engage, collaborate with, and learn from our community. Through our ACE Program we promote the arts and design through internships, workshops, and community-based collaborative projects.
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Maria Sykes
maria@ruralandproud.org
435 564 3330

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September 4, 2013
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Screenprinting working at Green River High School
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The Green River Newspaper Project with local teens
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Self Publication / Blog Workshop at Green River High
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Linocut all-ages workshop at Epicenter
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Linocut workshop at Green River High
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The nearest art programs are over 50 miles away from Green River. The distance to these programs and regional poverty prevents many of our residents from participating. In 2011, only 3 out of 25 graduating seniors went on into higher education. Green River youth primarily only experience retail and hospitality based jobs.

 
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The ACE program focuses on mentoring local teens through one-on-one arts internships, teaching art lessons at the High School and in the after school programs, holding all-ages arts workshops and events, and hosting professional artists (Frontier Fellows) who mentor youth and lead community art and design projects.