May’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: ArtSpring Tucker County, West Virginia

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tucker County students participate in a WPA-style mural design contest; winners have their designs posted on Davis’ Shop n Save wall By Savannah Barrett This Memorial Day weekend,…

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April’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: ArtFields Lake City, South Carolina

Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Savannah Barrett In its second year, ArtFields is a unique Arts Competition and Celebration held in Lake City, South Carolina, a rural agricultural hub once renowned for the…

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Art of the Rural Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall Interns

Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you passionate about rural places? Have you been looking for an opportunity to work across the field of rural arts and culture? Would you enjoy the opportunity…

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On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project

Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project By Savannah Barrett There’s an imagery associated with places like Harlan County, Kentucky. Deep in the Southeast corner…

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The Charro Days Fiesta

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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The Wormfarm Institute: Starting Seed and Taking Root in Rural Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Editor’s Note: This article is the continuation of The State of the Rural Arts series– reflections, interviews, features, and online installations that seek to articulate historical context while also…

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Toward a Theater of Liberation: Dudley Cocke on the Free Southern Theater’s 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater, has recently published online “Toward a Theater of Liberation,” his reflections on the legacy of the Free Southern Theater — whose 50th…

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Double Weekly Feed: Wild Girls, Our Town, Native Ground, Westbrook Artists, and more

Monday, November 5, 2012

 International Sonoran Desert Alliance, recipient of a NEA Our Town grant By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor • Congratulations to our colleague Mary Stewart Atwell, whose debut novel…

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Weekly Feed: Collaboration, Ecology, Digital Media and Food for Thought

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photograph of the Fennimore Art Museum By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor • “Rural art museums face distinct challenges when it comes to building audiences for exhibitions and…

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AWOL: Bringing New Stories To the Screen

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 Photograph by Irit Reinheimer AWOL is a love story. It is a rural love story, and a lesbian love story, and a story about the choices that young…

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