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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On The 4th: Where Soldiers Come From

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dominic Fredianelli at work on a mural; Where Soldiers Come From U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack often quotes this statistic: rural America comprises 20% of the nation’s…

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Responding To The Kansas Arts Veto

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kansas Governor Brownback signing the 2012 state budget; John Hanna As many of our readers have heard, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback used the power of his line-item veto…

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Rural Poetry Series: Patrick Kavanagh

Friday, June 17, 2011

  Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) was born into a farming family in County Monaghan, Ireland. He spent the first part of his adult life farming those same fields in…

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Contexts: How The Magnet Changed A Village

Monday, May 9, 2011

 a mural outside Aracataca, Colombia, the hometown of Gabriel García Márquez Many year later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant…

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