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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Honey and Sustainability in Rural Nepal

Friday, May 11, 2012

Here is a new dispatch considering rural – international connections, where sustainability and food security meet, raising the quality of life and illustrating to rural youth how prosperity…

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Photographing Rural Maine, Beyond The Vacationland

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gregory Gives his Cousin Lori a Rose, 1983; Steven Rubin This month TIME Magazine’s Lightbox photography section highlights the work of Steven Rubin and his 30 year project…

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Rural Arts From The Rustbelt To The Artist Belt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Later this week, The Art of the Rural will take part in the fourth Rustbelt to Artist Belt conference, which is meeting this year in Saint Louis, Missouri…

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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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Is Your Child A Farmer? Know The Warning Signs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Image from the Face Your Farmer Facebook page This image from Face Your Farmer caught my attention yesterday. It seems that many rural groups and the artists associated…

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The Affrilachian Artist Project

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering China Sparrow; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier We would like to start off this week with news of a effort that seeks to expand both cultural and artistic awareness: The…

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David Lee, Carolina Soul & The Paradise of Bachelors Record Label

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

David Lee with the Washington Sound record shop sign, in front of his storage trailer;   Paradise of Bachelors [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines,…

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Bob Dylan’s Direction Home

Friday, March 2, 2012

[Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this seems like a good time to give a retrospective glance to the…

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Update: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mural Installation on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles; Honor The Treaties Facebook Page Last year we discussed Honor The Treaties, a promising collaboration between photographer Aaron Huey, the…

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