Welcome to Hollyrural: Notes Before The Oscars

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“Dale Dickey and Jennifer Lawrence shooting Winter’s Bone,”  Sebastian Mlynarski This Sunday millions of viewers around the world will watch the Academy Awards. For the first time in…

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A Rye Whiskey Rural Arts Metaphor?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Templeton’s home-grown rye crop; from the distillery’s blog We occasionally like to dwell on issues of food culture and the culinary arts that have a particular rural connection…

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Bob Dylan’s Direction Home?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

City’s just a jungle; more games to playTrapped in the heart of it, tryin’ to get awayI was raised in the country, I been workin’ in the townI…

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Reconsidering Grant Wood’s Revolt

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This morning The Daily Yonder  published an excellent review of Grant Wood: A Life, a new study of the legendary regionalist painter by R. Tripp Evans. Within her…

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Making Connections At The Wormfarm

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A view from a studio; from The Wormfarm Facebook page The Wormfarm started in 1995 as a CSA, growing vegetables primarily for urban folks, so that urban-rural connection…

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Following The Winding Stream

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

photograph by Beth Harrington; The Winding Stream Facebook page I owe it to [this interview] that I was granted, to make sure it sees the light of day….

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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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Horse Feathers

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

photograph by Tarina Westlund Justin Ringle is a rural Idaho native who fronts Horse Feathers, a band from Portland, Oregon. This group of musicians honors traditional music and…

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Idaho Dance Theatre

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

photograph by John Kelly Much like The North Dakota Rural Arts Initiative we highlighted a few weeks ago, The Idaho Dance Theatre is a forward thinking arts organization…

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Down Home Radio

Friday, May 21, 2010

 tin-type photograph of The Dust Busters by Bill Steber Last week, in our coverage of The Black Banjo Gathering,  we mentioned the extraordinary Down Home Radio Show. With…

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