June’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Seedtime on the Cumberland in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Video footage of Seedtime on the Cumberland 2010 By Savannah Barrett and Carrie Carter Appalshop’s Seedtime on the Cumberland is a time for celebration and homecoming in Whitesburg….

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WMMT’s June Appal Spotlight: Lee Sexton

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lee Sexton in his garden in Linefork, Kentucky. Photo credit Parker Hobson. Art of the Rural will feature several installments of WMMT’s June Appal Spotlight throughout the Year…

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Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Banjo legend Lee Sexton performs at Seedtime on the Cumberland in celebration of June Appal’s 40th Anniversary We’re pleased to promote Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival as the…

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Art of the Rural in Kentucky

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cultural Mapping at the Arts & Democracy Project Cultural Organizing Workshop Photo credit: Arts & Democracy Project, Javiera Benavente As a national organization often focusing our work across…

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May’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: ArtSpring Tucker County, West Virginia

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tucker County students participate in a WPA-style mural design contest; winners have their designs posted on Davis’ Shop n Save wall By Savannah Barrett This Memorial Day weekend,…

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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…

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Appalshop and the Spirit of Regeneration in Central Appalachia

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Whitesburg’s Main Street at Dusk By Savannah Barrett Similar to other regions with a history of extractive industry, the central coalfields are experiencing a startling economic transition. As…

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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…

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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                          …

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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…

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