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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The Arts in Smaller Communities (And their Encouragement) by Robert Gard

Monday, May 12, 2014

“Gard in Field” University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Used With Permission By Savannah Barrett Maryo Gard Ewell and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation recently shared with Art…

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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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Oil, Canvas, Public: George Caleb Bingham

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Jolly Flatboatmen, George Caleb Bingham Friends, the last few weeks have been packed with much work and projects, little of which has immediately manifested itself on the…

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April’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: ArtFields Lake City, South Carolina

Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Savannah Barrett In its second year, ArtFields is a unique Arts Competition and Celebration held in Lake City, South Carolina, a rural agricultural hub once renowned for the…

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Rachel Reynolds Luster and the Myrtle Public Library Featured in Rural Missouri Magazine

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Photograph by Paul Newton, Rural Missouri By Matthew Fluharty Rachel Reynolds Luster, Founding Project Steward of Art of the Rural, has been in the news many times over…

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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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On the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture: Robert Gard Foundation Mini-Grant Stories

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gard Foundation Mini-grant receipient: Cleveland Public Theatre’s Teen Step Program In 2010, in celebration of his 100th birthday, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin…

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