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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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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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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On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project

Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project By Savannah Barrett There’s an imagery associated with places like Harlan County, Kentucky. Deep in the Southeast corner…

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The Charro Days Fiesta

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

By Savannah Barrett Now celebrating their 77th anniversary, the Charro Days Fiesta  begins this week and continues through March 9, 2014. With its celebration of the shared culture of…

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Weekly Feed: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Slovenian Bees, Bass Pro Shop, Johnny Cash, Heartwood in the Hills, Barbara Allen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

By Rachel Beth Rudi • In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Florida Folklife Program produced a podcast with audio tracks from the Florida Mexican American Music…

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