“I want my kids to hear these stories and know who they are.”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Photograph by Lezlie Sterling; from the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering By Matthew Fluharty A month ago, the Western Folklife Center hosted the…

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The 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jessica Brandi Lifland By Savannah Barrett Founded in 1985 by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is one of…

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The Wormfarm Institute: Starting Seed and Taking Root in Rural Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Editor’s Note: This article is the continuation of The State of the Rural Arts series– reflections, interviews, features, and online installations that seek to articulate historical context while also…

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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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Making Connections: Community Radio In Appalachia

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making Connections reporter Sylvia Ryerson By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor This week from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we bring a story that’s floated to us on the…

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Weekly Feed: Rural America Contemporary Art, Poor Kids, The Changing Face of America

Monday, December 3, 2012

Each week we share selections from our Rural Arts and Culture Feed on Facebook and Twitter. What are we missing? Please drop us a line, and we’ll add…

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Rebuilding The Front Porch: An Interview With Patrick Overton

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Savannah Barrett with Carlos Urlona at the Working Group meetings; Shawn Poynter [Editor’s Note: today we both welcome a new writer to the Art of the Rural staff…

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