4/7/2022 0 Comments
Join us for Kids Day on 4/23!
The Epicenter will be at Kids Day in downtown Santa Cruz on 4/23! Come see yourself as you are at our booth, and enjoy the free activities from over 20 different organizations around town as well as special offers from many of the local businesses. The event will run from 12-4. For more information, and a complete list of participating organizations, visit the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz.
The Epicenter and Idea Fab Labs (IFL) in Santa Cruz have partnered together to create the first-ever kids class at IFL!
Did you know that it’s possible to see sound? In our “Sounds Like…” workshop we’ll explore different ways of seeing and creating sound, from sound waves in water, to dancing grains of sand, to creating art that reflects sound.
Students will first be introduced to the ideas of sound waves and vibrational patterns (Day 1). After exploring different patterns, students will be asked to choose their favorite, which they will then use as the basis for creating a design (Day 2). Students will then work with instructors to bring their design to life using the laser cutting machine (Day 3). They will then be given an opportunity to decorate their designs to best reflect the sound they chose (Day 4).
All work will be displayed at IFL on First Friday in June.
“Sounds Like…” will be limited to 10 students.
Students will make three projects during the 4-day class using the laser-cutting tool. Instructors include members of IFL, The Epicenter, a local schoolteacher, and a physicist from Cabrillo College. For more information and to register for the class, visit our site or IFL.
We're excited to announce that The Epicenter is collaborating with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD). The Epicenter will be at the MOD every Thursday through the end of May from 2:30 - 4:30. Each week we will explore a different topic through art, movement, scientific inquiry, and awareness. Each week we will be transforming the art room through mindfulness and an experience of empowerment. We hope to see you there!
The Epicenter's CEO, Allison Paradise, has published her first book. The Mistake presents a new way of understanding how social conditioning can limit us from a very young age, and it provides a clue for how we can break free of the boxes we are in. Intended for children ages 8 - 11, but appreciated by people of all ages, The Mistake is unique in blending storytelling with opportunities for artistic expression in response to the story.
11/17/2021 0 Comments
Portrait Photo Pop-Up Event
We're so excited to be partnering with Berani Designs to offer a portrait photo pop-up at the London Nelson Community Center in December!
Portrait photography invites us to explore the question 'Who am I?' in a unique way. Our professional photographer will take multiple photos - some portrait, some at close range - so that you can see yourself from multiple perspectives.
All ages are welcome at this event. The cost is $20 per session plus one photo. All photos will be made available to you after the session so that you can choose your favorite. Additional photos may be purchased for $10 each.
Further details for the event are below. If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Dates: December 3rd, 10th, and 17th
Time: 3 - 6pm
Location: London Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz
Cost: $20 for the session + one photo
RSVP: not necessary - stop in at any time!
Reminder: Masks are required inside the London Nelson at all times except when being photographed.
The Epicenter's Founder and CEO, Allison Paradise, was interviewed this evening by Len Beyea of KSQD. In the interview, she shares her vision for The Epicenter and discusses with Len the importance of understanding the our connection with ourselves, each other, and the planet.
8/4/2021 0 Comments
Entanglement is in the News!
The press release on Entanglement that was published today highlights the contributions of our incredible team and further explains our vision for the art installation.
To experience 'Entanglement' visit us at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California Sept 16 - 19, 2021. We appreciate all support and contributions to our work!
7/11/2021 0 Comments
Welcome to The Epicenter!
Welcome to The Epicenter! We're so glad you're here.
The Epicenter provides an experience of empowerment to students ages 7 -22. We just launched our website, but this project has been 20 years in the making.
As our classes begin, our artwork is installed, and our online community continues to grow, please check back here for the latest news.
We're known for asking open-ended questions that provoke meaningful reflection, so we'll end each post with a question (or two) to explore. For our first post, we'll start with the question that inspired the Open Spaces, Open Minds video series:
What sound does a rock make?