Positively Local, Fearlessly Original: The Art and Life of Tim West

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This World, a photography by Diana Michelle Hausam of Tim West Fayetteville Underground is now featuring a retrospective of the work of outsider artist and Ozark legend Tim West,…

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The Ozark Folksong Collection is Now Online

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mary Celestia Parler and an informant; University of Arkansas Special Collections flickr page [Last fall Art of the Rural launched Middle Landscape, a series of projects that combine releases of…

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Designing a Community Hub in the Ozarks, Welcoming the Whole Community to the Table

Monday, November 17, 2014
The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879.

The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879. OCFPAC, which…

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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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Rachel Reynolds Luster and the Myrtle Public Library Featured in Rural Missouri Magazine

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Photograph by Paul Newton, Rural Missouri By Matthew Fluharty Rachel Reynolds Luster, Founding Project Steward of Art of the Rural, has been in the news many times over…

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Rachel Reynolds Luster and the Myrtle Public Library on National Public Radio

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NPR’s Morning Edition recently featured a story about the Myrtle, Missouri Public Library and its new librarian Rachel Reynolds Luster. Longtime readers of Art of the Rural may…

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Weekly Feed: El Teatro Campesino, Protecting The Reservation, Realities of Local Food, and more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 El Teatro Campesino Founder Luis Valdez Each week we present a compendium of links and perspectives offered daily on our Rural Arts and Culture Feed. We encourage folks…

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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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Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Saturday, April 7, 2012

John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958 If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is…

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Where The Mountains And The Movies Meet

Friday, April 6, 2012

By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Batesville, Arkansas sits nestled in the Ozark foothills. The town is small with a population hovering between nine and ten thousand and…

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