Notes From The Field: Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Still from Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass   By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor   On a recent trip home to visit my folks in California,…

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Introducing A New Series: Notes From The Field

Friday, June 22, 2012

Art of the Rural is excited to announce Notes From The Field, a new series that applies the lessons of ethnography and folklore studies within the contemporary frame…

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Bringing It To The Table

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arkansas State Folklorist Mike Luster at the Roundtable; Jennifer Joy Jameson By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last month Art of The Rural joined a host of artists…

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Weekly Feed: Skip James at 110, Art of Regional Change, Choctaw Code Talkers, Appalachian Steel Drum, and the town of Hannibal, Missouri

Friday, June 15, 2012

  Here are stories we shared this week on our Arts and Culture Feed:   • Skip James would have turned 110 this week. To celebrate, the Alan…

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We Juke Up In Here: Mississippi Juke Joint Traditions

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red Paden at home in Red’s Lounge; Lou Bopp This month will see the release of a new documentary from Jeff Konkel of Broke and Hungry Records and…

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Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

Monday, May 7, 2012

from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton, 1935 In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand…

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Affirmed: Nathan Salsburg and the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photograph by Tim Furnish This weekend’s Kentucky Derby offers a fresh chance for folks to revisit the work of musician, writer, and editor Nathan Salsburg. As many readers…

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Readings: The Unreported Arts Recession of 1997 by Dudley Cocke

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dudley Cocke; Imagining America In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today we feature the…

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A Louvre in the Ozarks: The Life And Art Of Tim West

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Innocence; photograph of Tim West by Diana Michelle Hausam By  Michael Luster   Bare feet and bicycle wheels transported artist Tim West (1938-2012) for most of his seventy-five…

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The Weekly Feed: January Twelfth

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wendell and Tanya Berry in The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater; Ralph Eugene Meatyard • Lisa Pruitt of Legal Ruralism – an Ozark native and a law professor…

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