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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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Le Feu et l’Eau (Fire and Water) Rural Arts Celebration, Arnaudville, LA

Friday, January 2, 2015

This building has been home to the NUNU Arts Collective since 2010. Photo from NuNuCollective.org By Louise Vasher Arnaudville, Louisiana sits at the junction of Bayou Teche and…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: National Storytelling Festival

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Courthouse Tent and the Old Courthouse © Jay Huron 2014- caseSensitive Photos By Savannah Barrett The National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough, TN The National Storytelling Festival celebrated their 42nd…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Otha Turner Memorial Picnic and Goat Roast

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Othar Turner’s Rising Star Fife & Drum band playing a picnic at Othar’s farm. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in 1978. One weekend a…

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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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WMMT’s June Appal Spotlight: Lee Sexton

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lee Sexton in his garden in Linefork, Kentucky. Photo credit Parker Hobson. Art of the Rural will feature several installments of WMMT’s June Appal Spotlight throughout the Year…

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Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Banjo legend Lee Sexton performs at Seedtime on the Cumberland in celebration of June Appal’s 40th Anniversary We’re pleased to promote Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival as the…

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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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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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