The Last of the Pagan Babies

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Robert Morgan Seated in Front of Altar; Guy Mendes. From Institute 193.   Today we’d like to share some information about a forthcoming film by writer and documentary…

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The M12: A New Vision For The High Plains

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Black Hornet racecar at the I-76 Speedway; designed by the M12 Last week we discussed Richard Saxton, a Colorado-based artist whose work considers the intersections of artistic…

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Richard Saxton’s Vernacular Landscapes

Monday, February 7, 2011

from The Research Archive; 5.5” x 8.5” A number of recent posts have dealt with various concepts of “the vernacular” across the arts of poetry, music and photography;…

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Following The Quilt Trail

Thursday, September 16, 2010

photograph from the North Tennessee trail by Suzi Parron Last week Noah Adams produced an excellent piece on NPR’s All Things Considered that discussed Tennessee century farms —…

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James Magee and The Hill

Thursday, September 9, 2010

photograph by Tom Jenkins, via Granta “Everybody who has been [there] divides their lives into two parts: before and after they’ve seen The Hill.”       – Rick Brettell,…

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The 2010 Works Progress Administration

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Wassaic WPA Truck; Christopher Robbins A few months back we featured some of the photography of Christopher Robbins with our introduction to the The Art Farm in…

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Modern (Rural) Art: You Can’t Make That Here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

photograph by David Lundahl I recently had an opportunity to re-visit David Lundahl, the photographer, sculptor and musician from southern Wisconsin who (over 15 years) has taken 115,000…

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Following Up: Movies, Maps, Cherokee Art and Rainbow Quest

Monday, July 26, 2010

Roscoe Holcomb on Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest television show Here are some follow-ups on some artists and issues we’ve recently been discussing.  First off, here’s a regrettably short…

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Work is Art and Art is Work

Friday, June 11, 2010

photograph from Bernard Allen’s workshop by Rita Reed For nearly three decades, The Missouri Folk Arts Program has been working to celebrate and document their state’s folk culture,…

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Grass Roots

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lavinia Nelson’s Basket Stand in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 2006 by Brian Crockett There’s a whole history behind these baskets, it’s not just a basket. You have this…

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