Detroit, Its Future and Farming

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

illustration of John Nantz’s project by Byran Christie By Ian Halbert My cousins all live outside of Detroit and it is not uncommon to hear from them horror…

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An Art Farm In Nebraska

Thursday, May 6, 2010

photograph from the flickr page of Christopher Robbins We’re cultivating culture here as a crop, and if you look around, you’ll see the diversity of that crop. The…

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The Plains of Sweet Regret

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

installation photograph by Rik Sferra Last week we discussed The North Dakota Museum of Art and their Rural Arts Initiative, and I’d like to return this week to…

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Poetry for "Real Dudes?"

Monday, April 12, 2010

photograph of Wallace McRae by Peter de Lory In this site’s first three months, we’ve had occasion more than once to discuss the great things that are happening…

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Jetsonorama and Wheat Paste Art On The Reservation

Friday, April 9, 2010

Folks in Grey Mountain, AZ offering their appreciation,  from Yote’s flickr page  The GOAT blog, one feature of the online version of High Country News, is another site…

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For Your Consideration: March 29

Monday, March 29, 2010

By Ian Halbert Check out these links which pick up the loose strands of the ongoing conversations here on The Art of the Rural: 1. Another example of…

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Allan Benton Ham & Bacon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

By Ian Halbert Recently, Mary and I ate at a local restaurant we both love – Hungry Mother. The concept is something of a cross-section of a number…

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Root Hog Or Die

Monday, March 22, 2010

In one of our first posts, we mentioned Lance Ledbetter and his Atlanta-based label Dust to Digital. He’s among number of folks, many from the younger generations, who…

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T.S. Eliot Among The Cows

Friday, March 19, 2010

By Ian Halbert In a previous post I discussed the habit of Robert Frost’s father tippling cups of ox blood for to cure his consumption. This week, I…

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The Art of Coming Home

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

photograph by Kelley Snowden Along with Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson is an agrarian thinker whose ideas are now finding widespread purchase in our contemporary dialogues about agricultural (and…

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