The Rebirth Of The Small Town Movie Theater

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

photograph by Fred R. Conrad, New York Times We’re back today from an extended Fourth of July holiday with two items. First, below this post, is the next…

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Work is Art and Art is Work

Friday, June 11, 2010

photograph from Bernard Allen’s workshop by Rita Reed For nearly three decades, The Missouri Folk Arts Program has been working to celebrate and document their state’s folk culture,…

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Idaho Dance Theatre

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

photograph by John Kelly Much like The North Dakota Rural Arts Initiative we highlighted a few weeks ago, The Idaho Dance Theatre is a forward thinking arts organization…

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Dell’Arte International

Monday, May 24, 2010

This is an artform from five-hundred years ago in Italy. How is that relevant now? It’s relevant because we can create on stage, without the permission of television…

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Detroit, Its Future and Farming

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

illustration of John Nantz’s project by Byran Christie By Ian Halbert My cousins all live outside of Detroit and it is not uncommon to hear from them horror…

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Grass Roots

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lavinia Nelson’s Basket Stand in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 2006 by Brian Crockett There’s a whole history behind these baskets, it’s not just a basket. You have this…

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Dave Loewenstein’s Mural Project

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

“Railroad Cisco of the Tonkawa Tribe describing the tribe’s journey from Texas to Oklahoma in the 1880’s, and the Land Run that followed in 1893,” a mural sketch…

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The Black Banjo Gathering

Monday, May 10, 2010

I recently visited the excellent Down Home Radio website and discovered, through Eli Smith’s coverage of the event, The Black Banjo Gathering. It convened this year in late…

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An Art Farm In Nebraska

Thursday, May 6, 2010

photograph from the flickr page of Christopher Robbins We’re cultivating culture here as a crop, and if you look around, you’ll see the diversity of that crop. The…

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Connecting The Dots

Friday, April 30, 2010

image from Mark Drabenstott, printed in The Daily Yonder Here are some connections, commentaries and new leads that we’re following here at The Art Of The Rural: —…

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