Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Brandon Coan and the Daniel Boone Hotel

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Daniel Boone Hotel as it stands on Main Street in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Photo by M. Tyler McDaniel, copyright 2015. More than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have…

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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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Film Focus: Cavedigger (2013)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Film Focus trailer series is part of AOTR’s rural cinema project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN is a multimedia project dedicated to mapping all forms of rural independent…

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On View: Solar Boom: Sun-Powered Electrical Plants in the USA, Center for Land Use Interpretation

Monday, March 31, 2014

Photograph by the Center for Land Use Interpretation By Matthew Fluharty On the heels of their recent Refrigerated Nation: The Landscape of Perishable Food in America, The Center for…

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Readings: John Brinckerhoff Jackson: Discovering The Vernacular Landscape

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grain Elevator from Measure of Happiness; Frank Gohlke We offer this Readings selection from John Brinckerhoff Jackson’s seminal text Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. The New York Times called…

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From Last Chance To Venice: A M12 Mixtape

Friday, August 31, 2012

This week the M12 art collective has traveled from their usual base of operations on the Colorado High Plains to the European Lowlands, more specifically the 13th International…

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Rural Arts From The Rustbelt To The Artist Belt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Later this week, The Art of the Rural will take part in the fourth Rustbelt to Artist Belt conference, which is meeting this year in Saint Louis, Missouri…

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New Work From Places: Rural Studio, Cotton Farmers, The Sound of Music, And Our Natural Space

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bloom, 2010; Michael Lundgren  One of the most valuable resources for considering how the arts intersect with and enliven the rural-urban exchange can be found in Places, “an…

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Studio H: Designing & Building Skills For Rural Youth

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Studio H students, at the grand opening of the Windsor Farms Market Today we feature an “In Brief” report on an inspiring project that we will discuss in…

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Frybread: In Film, Art, Architecture, And Beyond

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photograph by Visible Narrative, from RPM’s Frybread Stand flickr gallery Revolutions Per Minute: Indigenous Music Culture is a relatively new site that’s offering a wealth of news on…

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