Helen LaFrance: Painting From Memory

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Church Picnic; Helen LaFrance Think twice and see it once. Think you’re right and know you’re right before you do something. I like to have people see what…

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Introducing A New Series: Notes From The Field

Friday, June 22, 2012

Art of the Rural is excited to announce Notes From The Field, a new series that applies the lessons of ethnography and folklore studies within the contemporary frame…

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Bringing It To The Table

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arkansas State Folklorist Mike Luster at the Roundtable; Jennifer Joy Jameson By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last month Art of The Rural joined a host of artists…

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Weekly Feed: Skip James at 110, Art of Regional Change, Choctaw Code Talkers, Appalachian Steel Drum, and the town of Hannibal, Missouri

Friday, June 15, 2012

  Here are stories we shared this week on our Arts and Culture Feed:   • Skip James would have turned 110 this week. To celebrate, the Alan…

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Rural Arts From The Rustbelt To The Artist Belt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Later this week, The Art of the Rural will take part in the fourth Rustbelt to Artist Belt conference, which is meeting this year in Saint Louis, Missouri…

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A Louvre in the Ozarks: The Life And Art Of Tim West

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Innocence; photograph of Tim West by Diana Michelle Hausam By  Michael Luster   Bare feet and bicycle wheels transported artist Tim West (1938-2012) for most of his seventy-five…

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Is Your Child A Farmer? Know The Warning Signs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Image from the Face Your Farmer Facebook page This image from Face Your Farmer caught my attention yesterday. It seems that many rural groups and the artists associated…

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The Affrilachian Artist Project

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering China Sparrow; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier We would like to start off this week with news of a effort that seeks to expand both cultural and artistic awareness: The…

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Bessie Harvey And Her Tennessee Roots

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Untitled (Cobra).  23 1/2 x 18 x 19″ paint on wood with beads [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February,…

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Bringing The Yarn Bomb To The Country

Monday, February 27, 2012

[Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this seems like a good time to give a retrospective glance to the…

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