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…

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Designing a Community Hub in the Ozarks, Welcoming the Whole Community to the Table

Monday, November 17, 2014
The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879.

The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879. OCFPAC, which…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: National Storytelling Festival

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Courthouse Tent and the Old Courthouse © Jay Huron 2014- caseSensitive Photos By Savannah Barrett The National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough, TN The National Storytelling Festival celebrated their 42nd…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Shahrazad: A Tale of Love and Magic

Friday, October 24, 2014

‘Reflection’, Photo Credit David Weiland Shahrazad: A Tale of Love and Magic The Summer Spectacle, Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield, MA By Savannah Barrett The end of August marked…

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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…

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Introducing the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By Savannah Barrett and Josh May The Commonwealth of Kentucky has tremendous human, natural, and cultural resources. We are rich in opportunity, but historically, real and imagined barriers…

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FEATURED YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS EVENT: RED ANTS PANTS MUSIC FESTIVAL, WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, MT

Monday, August 4, 2014

Photo by Tony Denim, Yellow Dog Productions, Inc. By Rachel Hagan In late July, the small ranching community of White Sulfur Springs, Montana hosted the fourth annual Red…

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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…

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Rachel Reynolds Luster featured in Field Notes Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photograph Rachel Reynolds Luster courtesy of the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op By Matthew Fluharty This week Field Notes, an Arts Journal site edited by National…

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Changing Landscapes: Rural Artists in Contemporary Culture

Monday, July 14, 2014

Writers, artists, and musicians help make sense of our contemporary culture, and their work is needed within rural spaces to explore myth and question assumptions.

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