The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is featured in The Daily Yonder

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Last week, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange program was featured in The Daily Yonder, a multi-media source of news, commentary, research, and features published by the Center for Rural…

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Reading/Looking: “Down at the Sweetheart Rink” and the Photography of Bill Yates

Friday, January 22, 2016

“I had just purchased a medium-format, twin-lens camera, and, as usual, I was out riding around looking for something to shoot,” [Bill Yates] says. Sweetheart Roller Skating caught…

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Sharing “Beyond Cliché: Dramatizing Our American Identity”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones…

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Film Focus: Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Each month, we will be sharing a trailer on the site as a part of our recently launched project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN’s Film Focus series will share films that…

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JULY’S FEATURED YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS EVENT: THE ANGOLA PRISON RODEO, LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY

Monday, July 28, 2014

An Angola inmate tries to hold his own on a bucking bull. By Rachel Hagan, Art of the Rural Intern The Angola Prison Rodeo began in 1964 as…

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June’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Seedtime on the Cumberland in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Video footage of Seedtime on the Cumberland 2010 By Savannah Barrett and Carrie Carter Appalshop’s Seedtime on the Cumberland is a time for celebration and homecoming in Whitesburg….

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Art of the Rural in Kentucky

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cultural Mapping at the Arts & Democracy Project Cultural Organizing Workshop Photo credit: Arts & Democracy Project, Javiera Benavente As a national organization often focusing our work across…

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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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Introducing Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Project

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alan Lomax and crew filming Dink and Julia Roberts, Haw River, N.C., 1983. Photo by CeCe Conway. From the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library…

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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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