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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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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The Arts in Smaller Communities (And their Encouragement) by Robert Gard

Monday, May 12, 2014

“Gard in Field” University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Used With Permission By Savannah Barrett Maryo Gard Ewell and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation recently shared with Art…

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Appalshop and the Spirit of Regeneration in Central Appalachia

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Whitesburg’s Main Street at Dusk By Savannah Barrett Similar to other regions with a history of extractive industry, the central coalfields are experiencing a startling economic transition. As…

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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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Art of the Rural Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall Interns

Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you passionate about rural places? Have you been looking for an opportunity to work across the field of rural arts and culture? Would you enjoy the opportunity…

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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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