Contexts: Flooding, Farms and Modern Art

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sketch by Christo; New York Times These three articles may be useful to consider together. Nature and agriculture, rural place and man-made artifice comingle here; combined, there’s an…

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The Art of Regional Change In Rural California

Monday, May 16, 2011

On site with Art of the Regional Change participants: Up From The Understory blog Today we’d like to share some information on an program that’s putting together work…

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Amy Stein’s Domesticated Spaces

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fast Food; Amy Stein. All images reproduced here with the artist’s consent. Last fall we wrote about the work of a group of artists involved in a “rural…

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The Border of Nowhere and Nowhere

Monday, March 7, 2011

from The Edge of Light: Wendover; Brian Rosa and Adam Ryder I’ve recently had the chance to correspond with Josh Wallaert, the assistant editor of Places, “an interdisciplinary…

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Following the Texas Mountain Trail

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunrise in Van Horn, Texas; Texas Mountain Trail’s  Facebook page Yesterday we welcomed Beth Nobles onto our site as one of what we’re calling our Rural Correspondents–folks who…

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The Gift of Good Water

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flowing Well South of Anderson, IN; Kay Westhues Given the last few posts here on The Art of the Rural, and the oil plumes stretching out like dead…

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Two Documentaries We Should Consider While Oil Flows In The Gulf

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a film still from Sludge As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the agrarian and appalachian responses to the Gulf oil disaster, here are two documentary films which…

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40 Years In The West: High Country News

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

An informed people is a more intelligent people, and that was the whole point of High Country News. Somebody has to keep people on their toes and aware…

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A Minnesota Minute and Carl Gawboy

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

image by Carl Gawboy The Blandin Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting rural Minnesota, created a series of one-minute television spots last year to commemorate the state’s 150th…

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Appalshop and Mine War on Blackberry Creek

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Appalshop is one of the most vital arts organizations in the country. For over 40 years it has served the central Appalachian region in a number of capacities;…

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