Reflections on #kyrux2017: Bowling Green

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By Nicole Musgrave This year I’ve had the joy of representing the Kentucky Folklife Program as the regional host coordinator for the 2017 Bowling Green Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange community…

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Reflections on #kyrux2017: Lexington

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

By Nicole Musgrave On June 23rd, roughly 70 people from all across Kentucky gathered in Lexington for the first community intensive of the 2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX). …

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Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange featured in Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“What we have found is that it’s really difficult to hate someone you’ve had deep, meaningful, transformative experiences with—and whose community you’ve really come to value because you’ve…

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Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Ashley C. Smith

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A native of Lexington, KY, Ashley C. Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Pairing her strong communication…

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Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange announces 2017 program!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Kentucky RUX network aligns people working across the arts, agriculture, community health and small business to work together towards the transformation of Kentucky’s economies, communities and sense of self.

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Introducing The American Bottom Project

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

East St. Louis, at the base of a Cargill elevator and overlook; photograph by Jesse Vogler [We are grateful that the American Bottom project has received a Divided City grant from…

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Stories, Human Flourishing, and Spaces of Abundance in BETSY!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Roadside Theater Artistic Director Dudley Cocke facilitates a story circle. Photo by Jim Carroll. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural shared a series…

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“I Can Hear You”: Appalachian and Puerto Rican musical collaborations in BETSY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Music of BETSY! An interview with Ron Short and Desmar Guevara. Video content by Zhivko Illeieff [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural…

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Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015

THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS 2014 was a program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and humanities contribute…

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Caridad De La Luz as Betsy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Caridad De La Luz and Ron Short developing script in Norton, Virginia, February 2015. Photo by Zhivko Illeieff. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the…

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