Film Focus: Cavedigger (2013)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Film Focus trailer series is part of AOTR’s rural cinema project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN is a multimedia project dedicated to mapping all forms of rural independent…

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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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The Redeemer: John Baird’s Everyday Art

Monday, August 6, 2012

all photographs by Jennifer Joy Jameson By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor I have a few friends who were recently married—the kind of friends who…

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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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A Louvre in the Ozarks: The Life And Art Of Tim West

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Innocence; photograph of Tim West by Diana Michelle Hausam By  Michael Luster   Bare feet and bicycle wheels transported artist Tim West (1938-2012) for most of his seventy-five…

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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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Bessie Harvey And Her Tennessee Roots

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Untitled (Cobra).  23 1/2 x 18 x 19″ paint on wood with beads [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February,…

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The Rural America Contemporary Artists: Making Nowhere into Somewhere, Making A Statement

Thursday, February 9, 2012

from the Recalcitrant Mimesis installation at the David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; Liz Miller [Today we are excited to present Brian Frink’s curator’s statement to the Rural America…

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Crystal Bridges, Alice Walton, and the Occupy Movement

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Crystal Bridges; Mike Pirnique, As the 11-11-11 opening date for The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art approaches, many high-profile articles on the site and its guiding…

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The 2011 BIG FEED

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photograph from a previous BIG FEED; Richard Saxton Next month (October 15-16) the M12 art collective will host their annual BIG FEED celebration at the Yuma, Colorado Fairgrounds….

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