Hick Hop: What, What?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cowboy Troy By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor There’s a trend hitting the airwaves, Country hip-hop. Yeah, that’s right. Rarely do I listen to top 40 country, choosing…

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From Bulgaria to North Carolina, Following The Song

Friday, July 8, 2011

Alison Krauss, an early favorite in Rachel’s house   By Rachel Beth Rudi Editor’s Note: Today we welcome our intern Rachel Beth Rudi to The Art of The…

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How The Rural Could Save Modern Art

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Last Chance installation; Erik Van Lieshout, Art Basel Last week, on the morning before The National Rural Assembly, I had the privilege of attending a roundtable discussion on…

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Telling The Full Story of The Greatest Generation

Monday, May 30, 2011

Donald Dayton; USS Lexinton, Pacific Theater; “Survived, against all odds, a plane crash in the North Atlantic during a training mission.”  This Memorial Day we feel honored to…

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Misrepresenting The Bravery of Frank McGee

Sunday, May 29, 2011

selection from Heroic Comics #58; Comic Book Resources Today I’d like to share the first of two Memorial Day posts, both of which attempt to tell of the…

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Chris Verene And The Galesburg Series

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When I last corresponded with photographer Amy Stein (see our feature on her work here), she suggested that The Art of the Rural also consider the photography of…

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The Art of Regional Change In Rural California

Monday, May 16, 2011

On site with Art of the Regional Change participants: Up From The Understory blog Today we’d like to share some information on an program that’s putting together work…

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John Dee Holman

Monday, April 25, 2011

photograph by kinsley1 I recently discussed Blues Houseparty, a gathering of Piedmont blues musicians documented on film by Eleanor Ellis and available streaming on the web at Folkstreams….

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Amy Stein’s Domesticated Spaces

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fast Food; Amy Stein. All images reproduced here with the artist’s consent. Last fall we wrote about the work of a group of artists involved in a “rural…

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The Last of the Pagan Babies

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Robert Morgan Seated in Front of Altar; Guy Mendes. From Institute 193.   Today we’d like to share some information about a forthcoming film by writer and documentary…

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