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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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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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 the Conversation: An Interview with Theresa Cameron from Americans for the Arts

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Road sign for Pittsburgh’s cultural district [Editor’s Note: This article is the continuation of a series we are calling “The State of the Rural Arts” — reflections, interviews,…

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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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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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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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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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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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