Embodying the Universal in the Particular

Thursday, April 2, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones…

Read More

Sharing “Beyond Cliché: Dramatizing Our American Identity”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones…

Read More

Film Focus: Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Each month, we will be sharing a trailer on the site as a part of our recently launched project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN’s Film Focus series will share films that…

Read More

Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Le Feu et l’Eau (Fire and Water) Rural Arts Celebration, Arnaudville, LA

Friday, January 2, 2015

This building has been home to the NUNU Arts Collective since 2010. Photo from NuNuCollective.org By Louise Vasher Arnaudville, Louisiana sits at the junction of Bayou Teche and…

Read More

Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Otha Turner Memorial Picnic and Goat Roast

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Othar Turner’s Rising Star Fife & Drum band playing a picnic at Othar’s farm. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in 1978. One weekend a…

Read More

JULY’S FEATURED YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS EVENT: THE ANGOLA PRISON RODEO, LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY

Monday, July 28, 2014

An Angola inmate tries to hold his own on a bucking bull. By Rachel Hagan, Art of the Rural Intern The Angola Prison Rodeo began in 1964 as…

Read More

Introducing Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Project

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alan Lomax and crew filming Dink and Julia Roberts, Haw River, N.C., 1983. Photo by CeCe Conway. From the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library…

Read More

On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project

Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project By Savannah Barrett There’s an imagery associated with places like Harlan County, Kentucky. Deep in the Southeast corner…

Read More

Feminist Art Advancing Social Change in Rural Kentucky

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photograph from a “Stories from Da Dirt” production. By Dr. Judith Jennings and Savannah Barrett                          …

Read More

Toward a Theater of Liberation: Dudley Cocke on the Free Southern Theater’s 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater, has recently published online “Toward a Theater of Liberation,” his reflections on the legacy of the Free Southern Theater — whose 50th…

Read More