Introducing The American Bottom Project

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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East St. Louis, at the base of a Cargill elevator and overlook; photograph by Jesse Vogler [We are grateful that the American Bottom project has received a Divided City grant from…

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Stories, Human Flourishing, and Spaces of Abundance in BETSY!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Roadside Theater Artistic Director Dudley Cocke facilitates a story circle. Photo by Jim Carroll. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural shared a series…

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“I Can Hear You”: Appalachian and Puerto Rican musical collaborations in BETSY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Music of BETSY! An interview with Ron Short and Desmar Guevara. Video content by Zhivko Illeieff [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural…

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Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015
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THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS 2014 was a program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and humanities contribute…

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Caridad De La Luz as Betsy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Caridad De La Luz and Ron Short developing script in Norton, Virginia, February 2015. Photo by Zhivko Illeieff. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the…

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The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium

Monday, March 17, 2014
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March’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, AZ By Savannah Barrett The third-annual Tri-National Symposium in Ajo,…

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The Charro Days Fiesta

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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By Savannah Barrett Now celebrating their 77th anniversary, the Charro Days Fiesta  begins this week and continues through March 9, 2014. With its celebration of the shared culture of…

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Walking the Fields, From Liberia to California

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sacramento Bee High Country News has long been one of our favorite publications; they consistently think in new terms about the West, but also about urban-rural and rural-international…

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For The Weekend: Colbert, Silver Screens, and Mother Vines

Saturday, July 10, 2010

photograph of The Mother Vine from southwynde.com Here’s a few follow-ups and items of interest for your weekend consideration: Earlier in the week we discussed the United Farm…

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The Farmville Files: Take Our Jobs

Thursday, July 8, 2010

photograph by Rick Nahmias from The Migrant Project Last evening the NPR program Tell Me More featured a conversation between host Michel Martin and Arturo Rodriguez, the president…

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